Arrest Made In Murder Investigation


Friday, August 31st 2007, 8:26 pm
By: News On 6


There are new developments in a Green Country murder case. Broken Arrow detectives have arrested an 18 year-old man in connection with the murder of Michael Dubin. Dubin was found shot to death in his Broken Arrow home earlier this month. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports as police uncover answers in the homicide case, more questions about another case keep popping up.

Isaiah Jennings just turned 18 years-old, now he faces first degree murder charges in the death of Michael Dubin.

"We've got more people to interview and certainly more charges to file because we believe there were multiple players involved in the death of Mr. Dubin," said Broken Arrow Police Captain Carole Newell.

While trying to wrap up a murder case Broken Arrow police say they unraveled a kidnapping plot involving Mr. Dubin and his girlfriend Debbie Akins. Carl Akins Junior and William Sperry now face conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges. Detectives say Carl Akins Junior wanted to kidnap his estranged wife, Debbie Akins. Police say Carl hired several people to pose as bounty hunters, complete with fake IDs and uniforms to do the job. Police also found a stolen van, but at first weren't sure if it fit with either case.

"I do know it was used in the course of the attempts to kidnap, but as far as its use in the homicide, we're not 100% sure on that yet,” Newell said.

The News On 6 obtained a copy of the search warrant for the van. Inside police found two plastic zip ties, a two inch lock blade knife and a driver's license belonging to Crystal Pomes. Officers believe Pomes was Carl's girlfriend. Detectives later arrested her for conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

Now police are searching for a link between the two cases.

“It's a case that’s unraveling,” Newell said. “The more we get into it, the deeper it seems to go."

A source told The News On 6 Dubin's killing might be part of a murder for hire scheme, and the price was somewhere around $1,500 for the job. But the source is not sure who did the hiring. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca asked the Broken Arrow police about the information and they said they couldn't comment.

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