Two arrested in Sept. 10 homicide in Oklahoma City

Authorities investigating two persons of interest in the disappearance of a Weatherford teenager found a connection to an Oklahoma City homicide that happened Sept. 10, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics reported.
BY MATT DINGER Staff Writer mdinger@opubco.com Published: November 21, 2012
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A man questioned in the disappearance of a Weatherford teen in October was arrested along with another man in connection with an Oklahoma City homicide that happened in September, authorities said.

Gilberto Paz, 37, and Curtis Southerland were arrested on warrants Wednesday, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control spokesman Mark Woodward said. Southerland's age was not available.

Paz was already being held on a bench warrant stemming from a weapons charge in Custer County, and Southerland was arrested by Oklahoma City police Wednesday afternoon, Woodward said.

Paz and Southerland are accused of killing Jonathon Kyle Patton, 23, on Sept. 10. A man with a gunshot wound arrived at a hospital, and told police he'd been shot at 12900 Kerns Road, which is near SE 134 and Choctaw Road. Patton was found at the home with trauma to his body.

Investigators stumbled across leads in the case while investigating the disappearance of 16-year-old Jaray Mickell Wilson, who was last seen Oct. 15 in Weatherford. Paz had previously been interviewed by Custer County deputies about her disappearance, but they were unable to link him to her disappearance.

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