OSBI Makes Arrest in Hugo Murder Investigation

Mike Seals - September 9, 2020 11:30 pm

HUGO, Okla. – Today (9-9-2020) Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) arrested 71-year-old Jeffrey Lyn Pierce of Hugo, Okla., for First Degree Murder in the death of his wife, 48-year-old Ronnie Ranea Fitzpatrick-Pierce.

On May 7, 2020, the OSBI was requested by the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the homicide investigation. The investigation revealed that Pierce stabbed Ronnie multiple times during a domestic violence incident at the couple’s home, and that his actions were not justified.

The Choctaw County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of First Degree Murder with Malice Intent against Pierce. On September 9, 2020, OSBI Agents, assisted by Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park, took Pierce into custody at his home southeast of Hugo. Pierce was booked into the Choctaw County jail and has been denied bond at this time.


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