News Headlines - April 24



Law enforcement searching for escaped inmate from Atoka County

Law enforcement officials are searching for an escaped inmate from Atoka County who is considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities are looking for 56-year-old Kenneth Beasley who is described as a white man, about 5’ 11” tall, weighing about 200 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

He has a scar above his left eye and multiple tattoos, including leaves and mushrooms on his left wrist and cherries on his right wrist.

The Atoka County Sheriff’s Department says Beasley escaped from the Howard McLeod Correctional Center Wednesday evening.

Beasley was serving time for armed robbery.

If you have any information, you are urged to call Warden Bruce Howard at (580) 889-6651.


Wreck in Sherman claims man's life

A wreck on the Loy Lake overpass in Sherman claimed the life of one person late Tuesday evening.

Authorities say at around 11:20 p.m., a Tyson produce truck travelling northbound on Highway 75 left the roadway, struck a guardrail and concrete pillars under the overpass then ended up in the median.

The driver, 63-year-old Kenneth Carter of Georgia was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident shut down northbound lanes of Highway 75 for several hours Wednesday morning.

Damage to the bridge supports was minor and didn’t affect the structural integrity of the overpass. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.


James Conn Nipp back in Carter County Court

James Conn Nipp was back in court on Wednesday in Carter County for charges related to a high speed chase in January.

Nipp plead not guilty to the charge of endangering others while eluding police.

He also has similar charges in Love County from last July.

Nipp is believed to be the last person seen with 17-year-old Molly Miller and 21-year-old Colt Haynes during the high-speed chase. Both were believed to be in the car with him. Neither has been seen since, however police have not connected him or the incident with their disappearance.

 

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