8 a.m. LEWISVILLE, Texas -- Police have taken Robert Leroy Connor III, 38, into custody and his missing son is safe, a Lewisville police dispatcher has confirmed. Check NewsOK.com for updates.
6:45 a.m. A Dallas TV station is reporting Lewisville, Texas police found the car driven by an Oklahoma man wanted in a Sand Springs homicide in Osage County. About 3 a.m. the car belonging to Robert Leroy Connor III, 38, was located near the Vista Ridge Mall where Connor had registered in a hotel. Connor is wanted in the Tuesday night death of his mother. He is believed to be with his son Decklan Connor, 6. An Amber Alert has been issued for the missing boy, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety reports.
The car is described as a tan, 2004 Ford CVC four-door with Oklahoma license plate 197HNK. Check NewsOK.com for updates to this story.
5:40 a.m. LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – A police tactical team has located a man wanted in an Osage County homicide who reportedly took his 6-year-old son from a Sand Springs murder scene, Texas police report Wednesday.
Robert Leroy Connor III, 38, is reported to be communicating with police at a hotel in Lewisville, a Dallas TV station has reported. A Lewisville police dispatcher said officers are “swamped at this time,” and she could not comment on the standoff.
An Amber Alert had been issued for the boy, Decklan Connor, Tuesday night by the Osage County Sheriff's Office. Law officers said the boy had been taken from the murder scene in Sand Springs by his father, Robert Connor.
Police said Robert Connor shot his mother Deborah Ann Armstrong Connor, the boy's grandmother, and fled with the boy from 9681 Hidden Acres Valley in Sand Springs about 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to an Amber Alert issued by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Tuesday night.
The boy, who was believed to be wearing only his underwear when he was taken, is described as four-feet-tall and weighing 85 pounds with brown eyes and black hair that is cut short on the back and sides and long on the top.
Robert Connor is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 200 pounds with a tattoo on his left arm that reads “TT.”
According to the Amber Alert, Connor has a history of mental illness.
He was last seen wearing a gray or tan T-shirt and denim shorts.
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