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Authorities arrest Nevada man in death of Oklahoma man

The Associated Press - November 24, 2016 11:54 am

SAYRE, Okla. (AP) – A Nevada man has been arrested in connection with the death of an Oklahoma man who was found dead in his burning home.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that Russell Dumlao of Reno was arrested on complaints of first-degree murder, first-degree arson, kidnapping and a weapons charge.

The OSBI says the charred body of Jerry Essary was discovered early Tuesday inside his burning home in Sayre, about 120 miles west of Oklahoma City.

Essary’s wife told investigators she witnessed Essary’s death and fled before the house was set on fire. Dumlao was found unresponsive nearby.

Authorities say Dumlao remains in a hospital under guard, and court records do not indicate if he has an attorney.

 

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