Nebraskan suspect in Oklahoma standoff surrenders

The Associated Press - March 22, 2018 9:37 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Authorities in Oklahoma say a Nebraska man wanted on a firearms warrant has been taken into custody following an hours-long standoff at a Tulsa motel.

Officials say Rush Lincoln Hembree surrendered to police about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The standoff began about 11 p.m. Tuesday after police surrounded Hembree’s motel room on Tulsa’s eastside.

Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Shane Tuell says a felony warrant from Nebraska involved allegations that 49-year-old Hembree was illegally manufacturing fully automatic weapons. Tuell says Hembree told police during the standoff he had weapons inside the room.

Capt. Dave Roberts says police located Hembree’s vehicle in the motel parking lot and approached it Tuesday night. Roberts says the suspect came out of his room but ran back in when he realized officers were looking for him.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 24 November 2020

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 180,610 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Kay...

OHS to host Tulsa Race Massacre Traveling Exhibit

CHECOTAH, Okla. — The staff of Honey Springs Battlefield is honored to announce that the site...

Projects to focus on Missing, Murdered Indigenous peoples

By KEN MILLER OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and five other states will participate in pilot...