SUSPECT IN SEQUOYAH CO. DOUBLE HOMICIDE NOW IN CUSTODY

Ch. 6 - June 20, 2024 11:51 am

Oklahoma homicide suspect June 19, 2024)

The suspect in a Sequoyah County double homicide is now in custody according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

OSBI said Stacy Drake was located and arrested Thursday morning in Arkansas by the Morrilton Police Department and Arkansas State Police.

Investigators with OBSI and the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office said Drake is accused of shooting two people on Tuesday night inside LaFerry’s Propane along Highway 64 near Sallisaw. He then stole a car from that business and drove to Arkansas. That car was found at a hotel in Morrilton, Arkansas, and after hours of searching officers found Drake hiding in some nearby woods.

Stacy Drake Captured - Suspect In Sequoyah Co. Double Homicide

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Related Story: 2 Found Dead At Sequoyah County Business; Suspect Identified

Investigators said Drake is also wanted in connection with another homicide in Oklahoma and a murder in Alabama.

One of the victims is a mother of three and family members said right now they are just trying to comfort each other. Family members of Tara Barnett-Underwood identified her as one of the victims who was shot and killed. Family members of Tara said she worked at LaFerry’s and always went the extra mile for her children.

Related Story: ‘She Won’t Be Forgotten’: Family Of Sequoyah Co. Homicide Victim Mourns Loss

“She did give me good memories and that the good memories that I did have with her I will cherish that she won’t be forgotten that I love her of course,” said Jaelee Johnson, one of Tara’s children.

The OSBI said it’s not sure what the connection is between Drake and the victims or if there is one. News On 6 is still working to confirm the name of the second person who was killed.

 

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