EDMOND — A man claiming to be the brother of the man charged with killing five people in El Reno was arrested Monday after police said he threatened to kill a person as he canvassed an Edmond apartment complex with a baseball bat. Charles Dallas Due, has been having "serious issues and acting very funny” since Joshua Steven Durcho, 26, was arrested Jan. 13, according to an Edmond police report. Due originally told police his name was Dallas Michah Durcho, and his common-law wife told police he was Joshua Durcho’s brother. Joshua Durcho faces five counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Summer Rust, 25, her daughters, Kirsten Rust, 7, Autumn Rust, 7, and Evynn Garas, 3; and her son, Teagin Rust, 4. Their bodies were found Jan. 12 in their El Reno apartment. Due, 28, was arrested Monday morning on state complaints of drug paraphernalia possession and obstructing an officer. Witnesses said he was walking around the apartment complex much of Sunday with a bat and talking about killing someone he said had been breaking into his apartment and speaking ill of his wife. Due remained in the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday afternoon. His bail was $1,500. Christine Nicole Nelson, 36, Due’s common-law wife, also was arrested following the incident at the Spring Creek Apartments, 777 E 15th St. She is accused of possessing drug paraphernalia and resisting police. Nelson was named in a court affidavit in Durcho’s Canadian County Court case. She told investigators Durcho confessed to her he "choked” Rust to death. Nelson told police it was after Durcho’s arrest that Due started acting odd, according to the report. Nelson’s two children, ages 1 and 2, were taken from the Edmond home because Nelson admitted she allowed methamphetamines and drug dealers to come into her home with her children, the report states. Officers reported they recovered methamphetamine and marijuana residue and pipes and a marijuana crusher from the home.
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