Tulsa Motel Murder Suspect Now 'Person Of Interest' In Weekend Homicides


Monday, November 8th 2010, 11:51 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com & Lacie Lowry, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa Police are looking into whether 19-year-old Dale Carr was involved in the shooting deaths of two teens over the weekend.

Investigators Carr a "person of interest" in Saturday's murders on Frankfort Avenue near 59th Street North. 

"It's scary that someone can have such a violent crime spree," said Tulsa Police Sergeant Mike Huff.

Michael Matthews and Keandre Miller, both 18, were shot in the head and their bodies discovered in the street. Police say the victims had gang ties, but their murders weren't gang related.

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"We thought that was a possibility. We think there's really more of a personal dispute now that is feeding that investigation," Huff said.

Carr was arrested Sunday in connection to a deadly shooting at a Tulsa motel on October 7, 2010.  

"With three victims at the Days Inn and the complex lives that they lived, we had to work through several people to eliminate leads," Huff said.

Police say the 19-year-old shot and killed Joey Mike, Toni Ruff and Jermiko Thomas at the Days Inn Hotel at Admiral and Sheridan.

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"This young man was an active individual that had kind of come on our radar screen," said Huff.

Some of that activity happened in April of 2008 when Carr was only 16.

Court records show he was convicted of shooting with intent to kill and sentenced to 12 years of supervision by the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

Carr is currently being held at the Tulsa County Jail on three counts of murder.  He has no bond.

Investigators believe more people know what happened at the hotel and on Frankfort Avenue.  They're asking anyone with information to calling Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS