News Headlines - July 2



Another 'person of interest' sought for Sunday, Monday morning homicides

A fourth person has been added to the persons of interest regarding two homicides on Sunday and Monday mornings.

In addition to Ricky McGee Jr., Rodney Cohee and Dimitri Washington, the Ardmore Police Department has added O’shay Shadon Brown to the list of people they would like to question.
Captain Kevin Norris said Brown was placed in the parking lot by eyewitness accounts during the shooting and could have information leading to the suspects.

Another person of interest, Juaren JcGee Sr. came in Monday night for questioning and was released.

Captain Kevin Norris said the department is convinced the two slayings are linked and he is confident they are also gang related. The department still needs some information and is asking anyone who might have been in the parking lot on Sunday morning that witnessed the murder of 31-year-old Volonta Anderson. Norris said it seems improbable that no one is coming forward since the bar was just letting out and there were dozens of people in the parking lot when it happened.

Norris also said he is confident if they can get to the bottom of Anderson’s murder, they can begin naming suspects for the murder of 59-year-old Ella Loftis, who was found dead on her front porch Monday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. A full, timeline and updated version of this story can be found HERE.

If you have any information on this case, or on the whereabouts of any of the persons of interest, please call the Ardmore Police Department at (580) 223-1212.


Verdict could come today for Grayson County murder trial

 
The prosecution and defense wrapped up their cases yesterday in the murder trial of Robert Gray Jr. in Grayson County, and now Gray will likely get the jury’s decision some time today.

Closing arguments will take place this morning, then the decision will be left up to the jury on the case.

Gray is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend’s 15-year-old autistic son, Brandon White, at their home in January of last year.

There was some difference in witness accounts yesterday as the defense showed that White died from a severe seizure disorder, while a state medical examiner said earlier in the trial that he was murdered by “positional asphyxiation.”

Gray had the opportunity to take the stand toward the end of yesterday, but did not take the opportunity.

Closing arguments will be at 10 o’clock this morning.

If convicted, Gray faces up to life in prison

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