Okmulgee Police Arrest 3 In Connection With Stabbing Death
OKMULGEE, OK -- Okmulgee Police have arrested three men in connection with the murder of Rodney Thomas.
Police Chief Joe Prentice says 32-year-old Rodney Thomas had been stabbed when officers found him in an apartment late Tuesday night.
Thomas taken to an Okmulgee hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police had identified two brothers as persons of interest in the case. Prentice say they want to question 33-year-old Jesse Johnson and 23-year-old Phillip Johnson. Billy McClellan Jr., also known as "Striker," was also a suspect.
Officers located Phillip and Jesse Johnson Wednesday at their mother's residence in Morris. McClellan turned himself in to Tribal Police later in the afternoon. All three have been booked in the Okmulgee County Jail on complaints of first degree murder.
"I am extremely proud of all the officers who worked together to solve this crime," Prentice said. "Everyone worked hard toward the common goal and proved once again that teamwork is essential to get the job done in this business."