Police Hunt For Two Wanted Fugitives

Monday, September 17th 2007, 5:57 pm
By: News On 6

The search is on for two men wanted in connection with two separate Tulsa killings. Right now, a top priority for Tulsa Police is to catch Marquaillo Holbert and Jermaine Jeffrey. Both are accused of killing innocent citizens in senseless crimes. News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports Holbert has been on the run for several months, and Jeffrey has eluded Tulsa Police for more than a week.

Marquaillo Holbert is wanted in the robbery and murder of EZ Pawn employee Cody Holmes, he’s been on the run since spring. Meanwhile, Tulsa Police have been looking for Jermaine Jeffrey for 10 days. He's wanted for crashing into a car and killing Keisha Williamson. Both Holmes and Williamson were young, both were well loved and are terribly missed.

Keisha Williamson accomplished a lot in her 19 years. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, she went to Beauty College and got her license as a nail technician. She planned to go to dental school in the spring and had become a full-time minister, something she'd dreamed of since she was seven.

"She was kind, loving, all of those things all rolled up into one,” Keisha’s mother Toshi Williamson said. “I could not have asked for a better daughter."

Keisha was on her way to work on September 7, when Tulsa Police say Jermaine Jeffrey had been shooting at his girlfriend, sped away and crashed into Keisha's car. She and her mother had planned to meet later that day and had recently spent some special time together.

"The night before, we had a very good night, stayed up late, bought her favorite things, ice cream, Rotel, had a good time," said Toshi Williamson.

Keisha's family is so appreciative of all the calls, letters and prayers from family and strangers alike. The family of Cody Holmes can relate, they too had strangers pour out their hearts to them after his murder. Cody made everyone in the family laugh. He was working at EZ Pawn right before Easter when men came in to do a robbery, one man shot and killed Cody in an instant.

Police say it's tough to find fugitives when people are helping them hide, and when people believe telling is snitching.

"When you have songs, don't snitch and t-shirts and it's looked down upon, but at one point, you have to think, what if it was my family members," said Tulsa Police Corporal Gene Watkins.

Anyone with information about Marquaillo Holbert or Jermaine Jeffrey can call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS. That number is answered out of state, so no one will know who you are.

Both families tell The News On 6 what they want is peace. There is no closure in deaths like these, because neither victim deserved this, and their families want those responsible to be held accountable.

The family of Keisha Williamson has set up a memorial fund at the Bank of Oklahoma. If you’d like to donate you can do so by mailing your donation to The Keisha Williamson Fund, Bank of Oklahoma, P.O. Box 2300, Tulsa, OK 74127.

In 2007 there have been 50 murders in Tulsa. All but eight of those murders have been solved. Police say three of the victims, were random, stranger targets, the others, in some way, knew their killer.

Watch the video: Police Step Up Search For Two Accused Killers

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