Robbery suspects accused again
Two men charged with a liquor store robbery that ended in an August shoot-out are accused of a second armed robbery two days earlier in southwest Oklahoma City. Tucson Delayne Redd, 32, and Broderick James Scott Ransom, 17, are accused of robbing the Circle K, 2100 W Interstate 240 Service Road, on Aug. 24. Redd pointed a pistol at the clerk and bound his hands with zip ties while Ransom filled a backpack with cash, cigarettes and cigars, according to the probable cause affidavit filed in Oklahoma County District Court. Ransom reportedly confessed to the crime, and a gun matching the description was seized from Redd, the affidavit states.
MATT DINGER, STAFF WRITER
Sting leads to bomb charges
A Del City man was charged with felony manufacturing or possessing an explosive device after a homemade bomb was found during an Oklahoma City prostitution sting. Steven Louis Rainer, 30, told an FBI agent that he and a friend had made the improvised explosive from fireworks, according to court records. Rainer, a felon, also was charged with firearm possession and aiding and abetting prostitution.
MATT DINGER, STAFF WRITER
Escapee charged in murders
A man who escaped the Comanche County jail nearly 15 years ago while awaiting trial on two murder charges has received two life sentences after pleading guilty in the case. David Lee Kemp pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder and one felony count of escape from custody. Kemp was one of nine inmates who escaped the Comanche County jail by using a large grilling fork to overcome jailers. The other eight escapees were captured within days, but Kemp remained on the run until this year when he turned himself in. Kemp was charged in the 1998 shooting deaths of his ex-wife, Christina Cremer, and her boyfriend, Robert Miller. Kemp had been set to go to trial later this month.
Drugs lead to 2 arrests
A man and a woman have been arrested on illegal drug complaints at a house near Cushing Memorial Park, law officers report Thursday. Allen Lee Harmon, 54, and Rita Faye Harmon, 56, were arrested following an investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing in the house in the 800 block of E Third Street, Cushing police reported. The investigation started in August, police report. Assisting police were law officers from the Payne County Sheriff's Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control. Police seized numerous items related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine in the detached garage and trash bin, as well as drug paraphernalia and a white powdery substance from the residence, according to the news release. Allen and Rita Harmon were booked into the Payne County jail on complaints of endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a park, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $50,000 for Allen Harmon and at $30,000 for Rita Harmon.
FROM STAFF REPORTS