http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/police-release-video-from-garvin-county-inmates-escape/

GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. – Police have released pictures and video Monday of two inmates’ violent escape Saturday.

Jeremy Lavorchek and Travis Seat were being held in the jail for a robbery and kidnapping at a pharmacy the year before.

Pictures released from Pauls Valley police show Lavorchek holding a weapon to a female deputy’s neck.

“Lavorchek was giving demands as far as what he wanted, and the only thing he wanted was Travis Seat released,” said Capt. Travis Crawford with the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office.

Video shows the men running out of the jail and taking off in a stolen vehicle.

On I-35 near Purcell, authorities used spike strips to bring the vehicle to a stop.

Lavorchek was taken back into custody at the scene, but body cam video shows Seat being chased and captured in a field.

Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes is now looking at possibly making improvements to enhance security at the jail.

He’s also hopes his staff will be more vigilant.

“Complacency, sometimes taking shortcuts, things like that sometimes create opportunities for people to take advantage of situations,” Rhodes said.

Lavorchek now faces nine felony charges for the escape, which include assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of kidnapping and larceny of a vehicle.

Seat is charged with three felonies for escape, conspiracy to commit a felony and larceny of a vehicle.

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http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/he-was-like-my-child-pet-owner-seeks-answers-after-dog-dies-at-oklahoma-groomer/

EDMOND, Okla. – An Oklahoma pet owner is asking for answers after she received a horrifying phone call from a groomer.

When Stephanie Hearon took her two pugs to get groomed at ‘Love On A Leash’ in Edmond last Wednesday, she never imagined what would happen later that day.

“When she called, I thought she was calling to tell me that my dog was ready to be picked up from being groomed. Instead, it was a girl hysterically crying telling me that my dog was dead,” Hearon said.

Hearon now wants to know how her 5-year-old pug, Bentley, died.

“I’ve gotten several different stories that my dog was tethered up on a table with three other dogs and that they left the room and, when they came back, my dog was hanging,” she said.

Hearon also said the business tried to resuscitate Bentley but it was too late.

She said she went to the grooming facility the next day to try to get a straight answer.

“They’re all blaming it on each other, so I don’t really know what really happened,” she said.

The owner of ‘Love On A Leash’ sent Hearon a message on Facebook, saying the incident has destroyed her soul and she closed her business because of it.

“She told me that she would replace my dog. Of course, she can’t really replace the dog that I’ve lost, because he was a family member,” she said. “He was a perfectly healthy dog.”

When NewsChannel 4 stopped by the shop on Monday morning, the doors were locked and the phone lines were busy.

Another customer who said she had an appointment was also unable to get inside the business.

On Monday afternoon, the owner of ‘Love On A Leash’ contacted NewsChannel 4 to dispute the allegations against her business.

She said Bentley was not strangled but was found limp on the table.

She said her employee tried to resuscitate him but it was no use.

She also claims Bentley was not healthy.

No matter what happened, Hearon said it won’t bring her dog back.

“He’s a family pet. He was like my child. We were very close,” she said. “Him and my other pug, they were who I came home to every night.”

The grooming facility said a necropsy is being done to determine exactly what killed Bentley.

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http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/truckers-non-stop-drive-across-u-s-ends-in-arrest-and-many-additional-charges/

DEERFIELD, Mass. – That a trucker drove cross-country while high on illegal drugs is worrisome enough – but police said Gary Robbins did that without any rest.

The Alaska man was arrested in Deerfield, Mass. on Tuesday and reportedly admitted to driving straight there from Seattle.

His ride ended at a Circle K gas station, where an employee called police after witnessing erratic behavior in the parking lot, reports the Recorder.

After inserting his credit cards into the fuel tank and locking himself out of the vehicle, Robbins was seen trying to break into the truck from the space between the trailer and front cab.

Police said the 49-year-old admitted to using crystal meth, LSD and cocaine to fuel his non-stop, cross-country ride.

“They thought he was having a medical emergency,” a cop tells the Boston Herald, but his argumentative nature and dilated pupils suggested drugs were involved.

Deerfield police impounded this truck from driver Gary Robbins. (Deerfield Police Department)

On Facebook, the Deerfield Police Department wrote “Officers had quite the struggle to get this truck driver to the Baystate Franklin Medical Center. He was clearly a danger to himself and others” – though Syracuse.com observes Robbins “amazingly” didn’t injure anyone on what it calculated was likely a 44-hour drive.

Robbins’ license has been revoke.

He is being charged with operating under the influence of drugs and will face “many additional charges,” per police.

Prior to his arrest, Robbins had managed to deliver his cargo of raspberry roots in a town less than 10 miles away.

(This is the fastest NY-to-LA drive ever.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: Arrest After Trucker Drove From Coast to Coast—Non-Stop.

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http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/police-release-video-from-garvin-county-inmates-escape/

GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. – Police have released pictures and video Monday of two inmates’ violent escape Saturday.

Jeremy Lavorchek and Travis Seat were being held in the jail for a robbery and kidnapping at a pharmacy the year before.

Pictures released from Pauls Valley police show Lavorchek holding a weapon to a female deputy’s neck.

“Lavorchek was giving demands as far as what he wanted, and the only thing he wanted was Travis Seat released,” said Capt. Travis Crawford with the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office.

Video shows the men running out of the jail and taking off in a stolen vehicle.

On I-35 near Purcell, authorities used spike strips to bring the vehicle to a stop.

Lavorchek was taken back into custody at the scene, but body cam video shows Seat being chased and captured in a field.

Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes is now looking at possibly making improvements to enhance security at the jail.

He’s also hopes his staff will be more vigilant.

“Complacency, sometimes taking shortcuts, things like that sometimes create opportunities for people to take advantage of situations,” Rhodes said.

Lavorchek now faces nine felony charges for the escape, which include assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of kidnapping and larceny of a vehicle.

Seat is charged with three felonies for escape, conspiracy to commit a felony and larceny of a vehicle.

34.728906
-97.351656

http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/truckers-non-stop-drive-across-u-s-ends-in-arrest-and-many-additional-charges/

DEERFIELD, Mass. – That a trucker drove cross-country while high on illegal drugs is worrisome enough – but police said Gary Robbins did that without any rest.

The Alaska man was arrested in Deerfield, Mass. on Tuesday and reportedly admitted to driving straight there from Seattle.

His ride ended at a Circle K gas station, where an employee called police after witnessing erratic behavior in the parking lot, reports the Recorder.

After inserting his credit cards into the fuel tank and locking himself out of the vehicle, Robbins was seen trying to break into the truck from the space between the trailer and front cab.

Police said the 49-year-old admitted to using crystal meth, LSD and cocaine to fuel his non-stop, cross-country ride.

“They thought he was having a medical emergency,” a cop tells the Boston Herald, but his argumentative nature and dilated pupils suggested drugs were involved.

Deerfield police impounded this truck from driver Gary Robbins. (Deerfield Police Department)

On Facebook, the Deerfield Police Department wrote “Officers had quite the struggle to get this truck driver to the Baystate Franklin Medical Center. He was clearly a danger to himself and others” – though Syracuse.com observes Robbins “amazingly” didn’t injure anyone on what it calculated was likely a 44-hour drive.

Robbins’ license has been revoke.

He is being charged with operating under the influence of drugs and will face “many additional charges,” per police.

Prior to his arrest, Robbins had managed to deliver his cargo of raspberry roots in a town less than 10 miles away.

(This is the fastest NY-to-LA drive ever.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: Arrest After Trucker Drove From Coast to Coast—Non-Stop.

More From Newser:

http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/crews-respond-to-house-fire-in-oklahoma-city/


OKLAHOMA CITY – Crews are responding to a house fire in Oklahoma City.

The fire was reported around 8:20 p.m. on Monday in the 3900 block of N. Lenox, near Spencer.

Fire crews arrived on scene and found flames coming from the house.

Reportedly, a utility company was also called due to a power line being down in the front yard.

Crews later said the fire started with a turkey fryer and ammunition in the house began exploding.

The family of six has reportedly made it out safe.

Fire crews said the house is a total loss.

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http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/truckers-non-stop-drive-across-u-s-ends-in-arrest-and-many-additional-charges/

DEERFIELD, Mass. – That a trucker drove cross-country while high on illegal drugs is worrisome enough – but police said Gary Robbins did that without any rest.

The Alaska man was arrested in Deerfield, Mass. on Tuesday and reportedly admitted to driving straight there from Seattle.

His ride ended at a Circle K gas station, where an employee called police after witnessing erratic behavior in the parking lot, reports the Recorder.

After inserting his credit cards into the fuel tank and locking himself out of the vehicle, Robbins was seen trying to break into the truck from the space between the trailer and front cab.

Police said the 49-year-old admitted to using crystal meth, LSD and cocaine to fuel his non-stop, cross-country ride.

“They thought he was having a medical emergency,” a cop tells the Boston Herald, but his argumentative nature and dilated pupils suggested drugs were involved.

Deerfield police impounded this truck from driver Gary Robbins. (Deerfield Police Department)

On Facebook, the Deerfield Police Department wrote “Officers had quite the struggle to get this truck driver to the Baystate Franklin Medical Center. He was clearly a danger to himself and others” – though Syracuse.com observes Robbins “amazingly” didn’t injure anyone on what it calculated was likely a 44-hour drive.

Robbins’ license has been revoke.

He is being charged with operating under the influence of drugs and will face “many additional charges,” per police.

Prior to his arrest, Robbins had managed to deliver his cargo of raspberry roots in a town less than 10 miles away.

(This is the fastest NY-to-LA drive ever.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: Arrest After Trucker Drove From Coast to Coast—Non-Stop.

More From Newser:

http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/crews-respond-to-house-fire-in-oklahoma-city/


OKLAHOMA CITY – Crews are responding to a house fire in Oklahoma City.

The fire was reported around 8:20 p.m. on Monday in the 3900 block of N. Lenox, near Spencer.

Fire crews arrived on scene and found flames coming from the house.

Reportedly, a utility company was also called due to a power line being down in the front yard.

Crews later said the fire started with a turkey fryer and ammunition in the house began exploding.

The family of six has reportedly made it out safe.

Fire crews said the house is a total loss.

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http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/police-mom-abandoned-infant-in-yard-overnight-after-drugs-made-her-paranoid/

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – A mother was arrested after admitting she abandoned her 3-month-old in the yard of a Washington home Sunday night during a drug-induced bout of paranoia, said police Monday.

Lakewood Police Lt. Chris Lawler said authorities found the child after a woman walking home around 1:30 a.m. Monday thought she heard a distressed animal.

Instead, she found an infant boy lying in the grass of a Lakewood residence, Lawler said.

Investigators said the baby was cold but, otherwise, in good health.

He was taken to a local hospital and placed in protective state custody.

Lawler said a female patient at St. Clare Hospital later told officials there she was the child’s mother.

“The mother told detectives that she was at a Lakewood residence last night and did some drugs, which made her paranoid,” said a Lakewood police news release. “She said she grabbed her baby and ran from the residence because she thought she was being chased. She admitted to leaving the baby in a front yard and hoping someone would find him. She was later found running around the area of 74th and Tyler at 7:07 a.m. and transported to St. Clare for medical treatment.”

While detectives were interviewing the mom, the father of the child showed up at the hospital.

He said he last saw his child with his wife Sunday night when he left because he was arguing with her.

He said he didn’t know the child had been abandoned.

The child’s mother was booked into Pierce County jail for second-degree abandonment of a dependent person.

The father was booked into jail for an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant, police said.

Officials haven’t identified either of the parents pending official charges.

http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/crews-respond-to-house-fire-in-oklahoma-city/


OKLAHOMA CITY – Crews are responding to a house fire in Oklahoma City.

The fire was reported around 8:20 p.m. on Monday in the 3900 block of N. Lenox, near Spencer.

Fire crews arrived on scene and found flames coming from the house.

Reportedly, a utility company was also called due to a power line being down in the front yard.

Crews later said the fire started with a turkey fryer and ammunition in the house began exploding.

The family of six has reportedly made it out safe.

Fire crews said the house is a total loss.

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-97.516428