SUSPECT in Missouri killings denied bail

Saturday, August 18th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ A federal magistrate decided a man suspected in three killings in Missouri was a threat to the community and denied him bail Friday during a detention hearing.

Tulsa police arrested Brian Lamel McDaniel on August 10th after a federal grand jury issued a three-count indictment against him for firearm and other weapons violations.

McDaniel, 26, is suspected of killing his estranged girlfriend, Kendace DeCarlo, 23, on July 3rd. According to an affidavit, authorities believe he also killed Paris Darnell Harbin, 20, and Chandy L. Plumb, 25, on December 15th, 1999. McDaniel has not been charged in the slayings.

``During the detention hearing, a witness testified that McDaniel claimed he was a Bloods gang member,'' Tim Faerber, assistant U.S. attorney, said.

According to court documents, the indictment against McDaniel charges him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

He faces additional charges of possession of a weapon as a felon and possession of marijuana after Tulsa police seized $250 in suspected counterfeit money and a 9 mm handgun.

Court documents show that when authorities searched McDaniel's apartment July 12, they found weapons; a plastic bag containing white powder believed to be cocaine; unidentified pills; marijuana; alleged drug and gang paraphernalia; cash and counterfeit money.