Triple murder suspect in Oklahoma, Alabama slayings apprehended in Arkansas

A man wanted for three murders in Oklahoma and Alabama was arrested Thursday morning in Arkansas, authorities said.

Stacy Lee Drake, 50, “was located and arrested this morning in Arkansas by the Morrilton Police Department and Arkansas State Police,” according to a statement from the Arkansas Bureau of Investigation. Oklahoma State.

Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was last seen walking outside a motel in Morrilton, Ark., and is believed to be armed and dangerous.Department of Arkansas. public safety

“We would like to thank all agencies that assisted in locating this individual,” Oklahoma law enforcement added.

Arkansas State Police warned residents in and around Morrilton to keep an eye out for Drake who had “purchased camping equipment and all indications are that he is still in the Morrilton area.” which is about 50 miles northwest of Little Rock, IN. the police said.

The suspect’s last known address is in Birmingham, but authorities in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, said he spent several days recently in their community.

It has been linked to The killings of a man, a woman and the theft of a car in Sallisaw, near U.S. Highway 64, Tuesday evening, local and state officials in Oklahoma said. Sallisaw is about 130 miles west of Morrilton.

The man is also wanted by Tuscaloosa County sheriff’s deputies in connection with the May 14 killing of Russell Andrews, 62, in Alabama, officials said.

The suspect was “in Tuscaloosa a few weeks” before the murder and “used a false name,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s captain. Jack Kennedy

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