Standoff suspect and brother to appear in court

Ponca City Now - February 24, 2014 9:16 am

A Blackwell man who was in a standoff with Oklahoma Highway Patrol Monday has been identified and arrested.

Gilbert Locke, 42 along with his brother Johnny Locke, 41 were subjects of a Blackwell Police Department felony investigation.

Both are booked at the Blackwell City Jail on rape charges, awaiting transportation to Kay County Detention Center.

Friends of Gilbert said he was suicidal leaving a local restaurant Monday morning.

They said Gilbert said he took two bottles of prescription pills and had a gun in the car.

Police were notified of his threats around 5:12 a.m. and responded to his home at 316 E. Chrysler.

Locke was standing in the doorway when police tried to make contact, but he retreated into the home.

Officers set-up a perimeter and tried to call Gilbert out with a PA system.

After an hour of trying, a woman and Johnny Locke came out of the house.

OHP’s tactical team was then called in for assistance.

OHP entered the house and Gilbert was no where to be found.

OHP’s George Brown said they terminated the operation before he was found.

“We’ve cleared the house residence, we have cleared the out building, there was a fifth wheel trailer that we cleared, we cleared the perimeter and the yard, and extended that to a near by creek area and just secured the whole area,” Brown said.

The case was handed back to Blackwell Police Department, who received a call at 9:25 yesterday morning from Gilbert’s neighbor saying Gilbert was back at his house.

The brothers were arraigned this afternoon and will reappear in court March 11.

Their bonds were set at $100,000 and they are not to have contact with victims.

 

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