Two sought in deaths of officer, cousin

Ponca City Now - August 17, 2015 9:28 am

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) – Police say an off-duty Sapulpa police officer and his cousin were killed while trying to pick up the cousin’s stolen truck in Midwest City and the cousin’s son and the son’s girlfriend are wanted for murder in the case.

Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes says 46-year-old Sapulpa police Lieutenant Trey Pritchard and 46-year-old Jeffrey Grafton were found dead Saturday night in a motel room on the city’s south side. The cause of the deaths was not released.

Clabes says the son had stolen his father’s truck and that Pritchard and Jeffrey Grafton tracked the pickup to the motel using the vehicle’s GPS system.

Clabes says arrest warrants have been issued for 22-year-old Jonathan Grafton and 21-year-old Daphne Mason.

Sapulpa police did not immediately return a phone call for comment.

 

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