The Edmond Sun

Police Blotter

November 6, 2013

Arcadia double homicide case advances

EDMOND — A case involving two homicides in Arcadia is moving closer to a trial date.

At about 5 p.m. July 4, members of the Arcadia and Edmond Police departments and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 117 W. 4th St. in Arcadia where a citizen reported seeing two black males lying in the street, according to court records.

The victims, later identified as Diallo Scott, 39, and Donald Scott, 34, were deceased due to gunshot wounds, according to court records. The suspect, identified by authorities as Garrett Harjo, 20, of Arcadia, later surrendered. He is being held in the Oklahoma County jail without bond.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Nov. 27 before Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong. On July 15, the Oklahoma County prosecutors filed two counts of first-degree murder against Harjo. Prosecutors allege Harjo used a handgun to inflict wounds leading to the victims’ deaths.

Efforts to reach Harjo’s listed attorney, Leon Bragg Jr., were not successful. On July 16, the defendant appeared in custody and entered a plea of not guilty.

On Oct. 28, he appeared for a preliminary hearing, according to court records. Witnesses testified and evidence was introduced.

A witness told investigators the defendant was at her home before the victims arrived, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Oklahoma County District Court by Oklahoma County Deputy Sheriff J. Ledford.

The witness said she had heard the defendant and the victims arguing outside, the affidavit stated. She said she heard gunshots, went outside and saw the victims lying in the street and the defendant and his vehicle leaving the scene, the affidavit stated.

The defendant’s motion to dismiss the charges due to lack of evidence was overruled. Probable cause was found and the defendant was ordered to stand trial.

marks@edmondsun.com | 341-2121, ext. 108

 

1
Text Only
Police Blotter
  • Police & Fire (7-26)

    Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.

    Edmond Police Department
    MONDAY
    Natasha Yasmeen Betanoff, 801 N. Kelly Ave. G34, was arrested on a DUI complaint. Officer Joseph Wells.
    Savon D’Mar Peevy, Oklahoma City, was arrested on an Oklahoma County warrant. Officer Andrew Deyager.
    Cara Jane Billington, 12402 S. Kelly Ave., was arrested on an embezzlement complaint. Officer Dakota Seales.

    WEDNESDAY
    Daireon Tyjuan Mitchell, Oklahoma City, was arrested on a driving under suspension traffic citation. Officer Joe Rice.

    — MARK SCHLACHTENHAUFEN

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-22 Police & Fire

    Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.

    July 21, 2014

  • Police & Fire

    Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.

    July 19, 2014

  • 7-8 Police & Fire

    Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.

    July 8, 2014

  • MOYERS.jpg Feds indict woman in alleged Edmond drug fraud case

    A federal grand jury has returned a 56-count indictment alleging a local woman fraudulently obtained prescription painkillers at numerous Edmond and metro pharmacies, court records show.
    Grand jurors sitting in Oklahoma City allege that from November 2013 to May 2014 Kelly Lee Moyers, 44, of Edmond, obtained controlled substances by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception and subterfuge, according to a complaint filed July 1 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
    Released Tuesday, the complaint lists more than 20 aliases for the defendant.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Fire (7-1)

    Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.

    Edmond Police Department
    FRIDAY
    Christian Olegario Chavez, 1431 W. Danforth Rd., was arrested on a municipal warrant and on an Oklahoma County warrant. Officer Brad Griffin.

    June 30, 2014

  • 6-27 Edmond Police & Fire

    Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.

    June 27, 2014

  • Police & Fire (6-24)

    Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.

    Edmond Police Department
    JUNE 12
    Jason Danyel Dozier, Oklahoma City, was arrested on traffic citations of expired tag (+3 months), turning left at intersection, driving under suspension and no proof of insurance by operator. Officer James Hamm.

    June 23, 2014

  • 6-14 Edmond Police & Fire

    Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.

    June 16, 2014

  • MS_BROWN.jpg Woman assaults man with meat cleaver

    A woman who allegedly assaulted a man with a meat cleaver was arrested on complaints including malicious destruction of property, an Edmond police officer’s report states.
    On May 29, Police Officer Danny Austill responded to a domestic-in-progress call in the 4000 block of Canaan Creek Road. Dispatch informed him they were on the phone with a male who advised his girlfriend had been hitting him and was chasing him with a cleaver-type knife, Austill stated in the incident report released Wednesday.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo