Garfield County Judge Lovell Indicted For Drive-By Shooting

Ponca City Now - May 10, 2024 5:50 am

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Multi-County Grand Jury indicted Garfield County Associate District Judge Brian Lovell Thursday on charges related to a February 2023 drive-by shooting near the town of Bison.

The indictment alleges that on Feb. 12, 2023, Lovell fired a gun at the residence of his brother-in-law in Bison, Oklahoma. Two days after the shooting, Lovell reported that a firearm was stolen from his vehicle.

He faces one count of use of a vehicle to facilitate the discharge of a firearm and an alternative count of discharging a firearm into a dwelling. Both are felonies.

Lovell, 59, also faces eight felony counts of deadly conduct for a similar incident in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 11, 2023. Investigators allege he used the same gun, a Glock 23 .40-caliber, in both the Texas and Oklahoma shootings.

Every person arrested or charged is presumed innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.

The indictment can be read here.


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