News Headlines - May 13

Scammers posting as deputies in Carter County

A scamming operation in Ardmore is under investigation by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department after potential victims say someone posed as a Sheriff’s Deputy.

Multiple reports from residents over the last few days say that a man called them, claiming to be a deputy, and asked them to buy a Green Dot card to send money, or else he’d get a warrant for their arrest.

Officials say deputies would never call and ask for money and Green Dot cards are a common tool used by scammers that make it very easy to get their money.

The Carter County Sheriff’s Department says if you receive a call from someone posing in this manner, to contact their department immediately.

One of three teens accused of killing Australian baseball player headed to court today

One of four people – including three teenagers – charged in the shooting death of an Oklahoma college baseball player from Australia is due in court today.

Sixteen-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. will make an appearance in court today. Edwards is charged with first-degree murder and accessory after the fact in the death of 22-year-old Chris Lane.

Lane was preparing for his senior baseball season at East Central University when he was shot along a tree-lined road in Duncan while visiting his girlfriend’s parents’ home in August. Investigators say he was randomly targeted by the teenagers, who say they were bored.

Prosecutors said they will drop the first-degree murder charge against Edwards if he continues to testify against two other teens accused of firing the fatal shot and driving the car.

A fourth person was arrested after-the-fact and is accused of hiding the weapon.

Oklahoma joining national 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

Oklahoma law enforcement agencies statewide are planning to join the annual nationwide campaign “Click It or Ticket.”

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Troy German said Monday that from May 19 thru June 1, officers will be cracking down on drivers and passengers who are not buckled up according to state law.

State law requires drivers and front seat passengers ate 13 and over to have a safety belt properly fastened at all times the vehicle is being operated. Children age 12 and under are required to be properly restrained in the appropriate car seat, booster seat or seat belt, according to the child’s age and weight.

The nationwide campaign runs through the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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