Osage County deputies have arrested three people after they found a man’s body on the side of a county road. Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden said someone reported a fight north of Pawhuska that ended with a man being stabbed.
Virden said detectives started an investigation and searched an area near the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve where they found the body Thursday. The victim has been identified as John Dustin Adkins.
The Sheriff said investigators believe Adkins had been stabbed and hit the head with a hatchet.
Deputies arrested Maurice Kent, Daniel Keene and Toby Bighorse on second-degree murder and robbery complaints.
Virden said Adkins and the suspects were riding somewhere together when they got into a fight that led to the stabbing on the side of the road.
He said the man’s body had been out there since October 1.