Lori Fullbright, News On 6
TULSA, Oklahoma -- Police are investigating what they believe is a conspiracy to commit first degree murder against Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris.
Detectives received a tip on November 23rd that Tulsa County Jail inmates Phillip Summers, Alex Hall and Alonzo Johnson were working together to put a hit out on Harris. They are seeking a man who goes by the name of "Turk."
Anyone with information about this man is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS. Callers will remain anonymous.
Sources tell News On 6 the threat was credible enough to warrant 24-hour protection for Harris and his family since last Wednesday. Members of the SWAT team and the warrants unit have been guarding Harris at work and at home.
Sources tell News On 6 the suspects behind this threat involve some of the same people who are currently charged with carrying out a hit on Tulsa businessman Neal Sweeney in his office in broad daylight in 2008. Tim Harris is prosecuting that case.
News On 6 has learned an active investigation is ongoing and a number of search warrants have been issued in the case. News On 6 could not reach Harris Thursday night, and police won't comment.
News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright will have much more detail about the threat on Friday.