News Headlines - June 18



Missing teen's body found in Lake Texoma

The body of a missing teen at Lake Texoma has now been found.

The body of 19-year-old Cecilio Junior Perez-Zamarripa, Sherman, was found at around 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon about 100 yards west of the east shore of Lake Texoma in about seven feet of water according to reports released from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Perez-Zamarripa was reported missing at around 7 p.m. Sunday night and the OHP, Army Corps of Engineers and other local authorities all responded to the Willafa Woods community in Cartwright, Texas.

Perez-Zamarripa was with a group of friends when he somehow fell under the water and did not resurface.


Ardmore hires new principal amid controversy

Amid much controversy, last night the Ardmore School Board elected to hire current elementary assistant principal Jake Falvey to replace Kim Holland as high school principal.

Holland handed in his resignation in March, but attempted to rescind his letter after a petition of almost 1,200 signatures was presented to the board along with letters from two community fondations encouraging the board to bring Holland back.

Board members left for an executive session to discuss the principal position, among others, and returned after just over an hour. Members voted 4-0-1, with board president Willie Tiller recusing, to hire Falvey as the new principal.

Supporters were visibly upset with the board's decision.

Falvey said in statements following the meeting that he is ready to step into the role that Holland made so desirable and is excited to begin work with teachers and students this year.

Classes resume for Ardmore on August 20.


Long-time Dickson foster parent arrested for child sex abuse

A Dickson man, who served as a foster parent, was arrested on Monday for child sexual abuse.

Steven Wayne Anglin, a 60-year-old man from Dickson, is being charged with child abuse and four counts of rape. He is accused of sexually abusing several children, boys and girls, from ages seven to 13 over a period of several years.

DHS and the Carter County Sheriff's Office are assisting the Dickson Police Department with the investigation.

Anglin is due in court today for his initial appearance.


Suspect in shooting death of Australian student gets charges reduced

One of the suspects in the shooting death of an Australian student in Duncan last summer will no longer face first-degree murder charges.

The Stephens County District Attorney's Office filed a motion to dismiss the murder charge on Tuesday against James Francis Edwards, Jr. and filed a new charge of accessory after the fact.

Edwards is testifying against two other teens charged in the death of 22-year-old Chris Lane, an Australian student and baseball player from East Central University who was visiting his girlfriend's family in Duncan. Lane was shot along a tree-lined road in Duncan when he was shot from behind. Investigators say he was randomly targeted by the teenagers, who say they were "bored."

Edwards is now being charged in juvenile court, though the case could be moved to adult court later.

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