Dive Team Recovers Cherokee Co. Murder Victim's Shotgun

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 3:44 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

TAHLEQUAH, OK -- Cherokee County authorities have recovered four firearms believed to have been stolen from a man who found dead earlier this month.

Undersheriff Jason Chennault said the firearms were allegedly stolen from Robert L. Audd, whose body was discovered in a wooded area near his home in Teresita on May 18. One Audd's renters, William James Christopher Lewis, has been arrested but not formally charged.

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Three firearms already had been found, and a Tulsa County Sheriff's office dive team recovered the fourth gun. Chennault believes the bolt-action shotgun was used to inflict a head injury to Audd.

Audd was reported him missing May 13, and his jeep was discovered near Peggs the next day.

Authorities allege Lewis argued with Audd over unpaid rent.