Crime briefs for June 20

Crime briefs for June 20
by Juliana Keeping Modified: June 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm •  Published: June 19, 2012
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IN BRIEF

Women arrested after stabbing

Two former employees of Beach Bums Bikini Bar were arrested after allegedly stabbing their former boss and spraying his eyes with bug spray, Oklahoma City police reported Tuesday. The incident happened June 11 at Terrace Apartments, 6600 NW 10. The manager of Beach Bums, 4007 NW 10, recently fired two women known to him only by their stage names, “Gorgeous” and “Imagine,” the manager's girlfriend told police. The women arrived at Joshua Sheppard's apartment and tried to kick in the door before his sister, who also lives at the apartment, chased them away with a baseball bat, according to an incident report. Sheppard arrived and confronted the women. One woman sprayed him with bug spray and the other stabbed him in the arm with a knife, the report states. Police arrested Falichia Willianson, 24, and Mercedes Sade Williams, 21, at the apartment complex about two hours after the confrontation on complaints of assault and battery. Willianson was arrested on an additional complaint of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. She remains in Oklahoma County jail. Williams was released June 12.

JULIANA KEEPING, Staff Writer

Two found dead after shooting

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and woman at an Oklahoma City apartment complex. Lt. Kevin Parton said gunshots rang out about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wilshire Renaissance Apartments on the northwest corner of Kelley Avenue and N Wilshire Boulevard. He said an unidentified woman was found dead in the apartment complex parking lot, and the man was found inside an apartment. The man was identified as Edward Allen. A resident at the apartments said he saw two men talking outside apartment unit 42 in building 616 shortly before the shootings. One of the men was black, about 6 feet tall and slender. The resident said he went to a store and returned to find the crime scene. Police said they do not have any suspects. Anyone with information can call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.

ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff Writer

11 arrested in prostitution sting

A prostitution sting netted 11 arrests, Oklahoma City police reported. Both female prostitutes and male customers were arrested Monday during an undercover investigation in the 4300 block of S Robinson Avenue. Four vehicles were impounded, police said. Individuals placed under arrest include: Alejos Jesus Munoz, 33, of Oklahoma City; Jessica Nicole Baldwin, 19, of Lawton; Tresa Rechel Benson, 50, no address given; Darrel Mark Booth, 54, of Oklahoma City; Ramolfo Diaz, 26, of Oklahoma City; Brandi Michelle Franken, 36, of Tuttle; Jose Saldana, 19, of Oklahoma City; Jessica Ann Watkins, 24, of Oklahoma City; Donna Grace West, 56, no address given; and Quintin Reginald White, 46, of Oklahoma City. The name of the 11th person arrested Monday was not immediately available. All individuals listed were arrested on a complaint of offering to engage in an act of prostitution. Baldwin, Benson and Franken were arrested on additional complaints of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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