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Oklahoma news briefs, June 22

Oklahoma news briefs, June 22
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Modified: June 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm •  Published: June 22, 2012



Hearing set

in shooting

A preliminary hearing date has been set for a white Del City police captain accused of shooting an unarmed black man in the back. Randy Trent Harrison, 47, is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the March 14 shooting death of Dane Garrett Scott Jr., 18, of Del City, after a car chase that ended in Oklahoma City. Harrison appeared briefly Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court. A judge will decide at the Aug. 20 hearing whether there is sufficient evidence for Harrison to stand trial.



Wreck cause still unclear

Police said they don't know why a vehicle was speeding Thursday morning before it crashed and why two occupants fled the scene. The crash happened about 5:20 a.m. near NW 23 and Meridian Avenue. Oklahoma City investigators haven't been able to speak with a woman who was critically injured in the wreck because she is unconscious, Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. Police did locate and interview both men who fled the scene of the wreck, but they don't know who was driving the car, Wardlow said.



7 indicted on drug charges

Federal prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted seven Lawton people on drug-related charges. U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats says all seven were charged with conspiracy to possess crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Coats says all seven have been arrested. The indictment claims that the defendants bought and sold cocaine and crack cocaine at various homes in the Lawton area. If convicted, each of the defendants faces up to life in prison and up to a $10 million fine.