Bartlesville Man Arrested For Murder Of 81-Year-Old Grandmother - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News: Crime

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Murder Of 81-Year-Old Grandmother

Posted: Updated:
Concerned neighbors called police when they a woman found unresponsive in her home, around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Concerned neighbors called police when they a woman found unresponsive in her home, around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Police said the victim's vehicle was missing from the home and it appeared it may have been taken by the suspect or suspects. Police said the victim's vehicle was missing from the home and it appeared it may have been taken by the suspect or suspects.
Brandon William Capps, 20. Brandon William Capps, 20.
BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -

Bartlesville Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for the murder of his elderly grandmother.

Concerned neighbors called police when they found Clara Jean Hammer, 81, unresponsive in her home, around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

First responders and police determined that Hammer was dead, as a result of homicide.

Police said Hammer's vehicle was missing from the home and it appeared it may have been taken by whoever killed her.

Within an hour of sending out the car's description, it was located less than a mile away, at an apartment complex.

Police officers staked out the car and when two men attempted to get in it, they were immediately taken into custody.

Bartlesville Police said, late Wednesday night, that one of the men was cleared and released.

The other man, Brandon William Capps, 20, was arrested on complaints of first degree murder, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, grand larceny, selling stolen property, and knowingly concealing stolen property.

Police said Capps is the grandson of the victim and that he had been living in her home for the last three weeks.

Neighbors said Hammer was very well liked and that she was very active in her neighborhood.

"[She was] always involved in anything that had to do with any of the neighbors, all the neighbors loved her, and just a sweet lady," said neighbor Windell Stumpff. "This is just something that is devastating to this neighborhood."

The OSBI is working alongside Bartlesville Police on this case. Police have still not released how Hammer died.

Special Features

Bridge Tracker

How safe are Oklahoma?s bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

Crime Tracker

Find out what crimes are committed in your area with Crime Tracker.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on The News On 6? Find it here!

Murrah Bombing Timeline

Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

Turnpike Interactive

View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Cold Cases

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Crime Survival Guide

    What can you do to survive a crime? Find advice for personal safety here.

  • Crime Tracker

    Find out what crimes are committed in your area with Crime Tracker.

  • Links

    Looking for a website you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.