News Headlines - April 21

Car crashes into power pole, Auto store in Sherman

Several businesses and residents on Loy Lake road went without power for an extended amount of time yesterday after a vehicle crashed into a telephone and the back of an AutoZone store.

Police say very early Sunday morning, a vehicle hit a telephone pole, then drove into the Autozone store, destroying one of the building’s rear, exterior walls.

The store is open, but added security will stand watch on the opening while the damage is assessed.

Police say the driver and passenger of the vehicle, both from Oklahoma, were transported to the closest medical center with non-life threatening injuries. They also believe alcohol might have been a contributing factor.

The AutoZone, as well as some traffic lights and other businesses on Loy Lake Road were without power for several hours.

Damage to the building is estimated to be at least $40,000.

Washington fugitive picked up in Ardmore after alleged drive-by shooting

A federal fugitive is back behind bars after police responded to a call of a possible drive-by shooting in Ardmore.

Authorities say it happened at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night in the 400 block of Park Street near Whittington Park.

Officers say a woman from Ardmore and a man were walking down the street when the woman said she was shot.

There was no evidence that a drive-by, but when police talked with the two people involved, they discovered the man was actually an escapee from a state prison in Washington.

Jahfell Stubblefield was taken into custody by police and is currently waiting behind bars at the Carter County Jail to be taken back to Washington.

No one was hurt during the alleged shooting.

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Scott O'Brien