Oklahoma murder suspect caught in northern Indiana


Friday, June 6th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Rochester, Indiana-AP) -- Authorities say a man charged with first-degree murder in Oklahoma will fight extradition from northern Indiana.

Jay Dee Gragg junior was captured Tuesday in Fulton County.

He is charged along with another man in the February seventh death of an 80-year-old man in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma police arrived in Indiana yesterday, and Gragg told them he wouldn't waive extradition.

The Oklahoma warrant lists felony charges of murder, kidnapping, robbery by force, burglary and three charges of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Another man, Peter John Caldwell, faces similar charges.

Walter Durham, who often provided small jobs for homeless people, was found dead at his home.

Court records say he'd been gagged and tied with a rope. His face was covered with a pillowcase and a piece of fabric was stuffed in his mouth.

He was last seen February fifth, a day after cashing a 900-dollar check.