TRIO opts to not fight extradition to Oklahoma


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


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) _ Three people have opted not to fight being returned to Oklahoma to face charges in the shooting death of a Muskogee man, authorities said.

Authorities arrested Donyeil McIntosh, Catina Reane Thomas and Frederick Lawrence Derrick in Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 11. They were driving a 1985 Buick belonging to Alonso Bush.

Bush, 32, was found shot to death several days earlier in a creek near downtown Muskogee.

Muskogee County prosecutors charged McIntosh, 22, on Thursday with first-degree murder. Derrick, 27, and Thomas, 28, were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

All three waived any extradition fight, prosecutors learned Friday morning.

``We were totally surprised,'' Muskogee County District Attorney's Investigator Gary Sturm said.

The trio could be in the Muskogee County jail within the next nine days, officials said.

``I'm going Sunday to pick up Donyeil,'' Sturm said. ``The sheriff's deputies are going up next Friday to get the other two.''

McIntosh probably will be back in time for a Tuesday arraignment, he added.

According to a state medical examiner's report, Bush was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

A search in Oakland of the Buick recovered a handgun and bloodstains were found in the car.

According to reports, police believe Bush may have been killed in a drug-related confrontation.