The Edmond Sun

April 23, 2013

Deputies ID Choctaw homicide suspect

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

CHOCTAW — Deputies have made an arrest and recovered the handgun they believe was used to shoot and kill Choctaw resident James Vaughn, a spokesman said.

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Myers said investigators have arrested Angela Ann Durent, 21, and believe she is the lone suspect in a homicide that occurred in the 15000 block of SE 29th St. in Choctaw. A home address is not listed for the suspect.

At about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, the suspect was booked into the Oklahoma County jail and is being held on a first-degree murder complaint, Myers said. The investigation continues. Bond amount will be set by a judge, according to jail records.

Deputies received a tip about the case from an individual who saw information from news reports on Monday, Myers said. Detectives were able to locate the suspect in Midwest City, he said.

The suspect was interviewed and admitted to shooting the victim, Myers said.

Deputies have also recovered the missing car taken from the victim’s property, and it is being processed for evidence, Myers said. The vehicle was described as a 1994 Pontiac Bonneville.

On Monday, Vaughn was found deceased near his mobile home; he had been shot multiple times, Myers said. The Choctaw Police Department responded to the scene and called the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.



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