Tulsa Man Convicted Of Assault Remains Suspect In Sweeney Murder


Thursday, June 10th 2010, 1:21 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- Allen Shields pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and battery in a Tulsa courtroom Thursday. The state dismissed four other charges against the Tulsa man including two counts of kidnapping, one count of possession of a firearm while committing a felony and one count of burglary.

Shields had been accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's house with what police described as a "murder kit" on February 8. The kit included a gun, a mask, handcuffs and sleeping pills.

The woman's 9-year-old daughter barricaded herself in her room and called 911 after police say Shields broke into the house and pepper sprayed his ex-girlfriend.

3/25/2010 Related Story: Tulsa Man Charged With Kidnapping Ordered To Stand Trial

Judge Clancy Smith set a $25,000 bond on the aggravated assault and battery charge with ankle monitoring.

Shields is still charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Tulsa businessman Neal Sweeney. He is being held on that charge on a $5 million bond and remains in custody.

6/1/2010 Related Story: Two Men Charged In Connection With Neal Sweeney Murder