Man accused of four murders captured in Arkansas

An Alabama man accused of killing three people in Oklahoma and one in Alabama was captured Thursday morning in Arkansas, according to law enforcement. Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was apprehended in Morrilton, Arkansas. Officers found Drake in the woods about a half-mile from the Motel 6 where he had been seen Tuesday evening. They found him in a hammock. He was taken to the Conway County Detention Center. “It’s great news. We’re a great community because of our police force. With this kind of guy, this caliber of guy, who has killed four people in the last two months without a single one,” no one has been hurt, it’s huge,” Morrilton Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer said. “I hope he’s gone for a long time and doesn’t hurt anyone else. I mean, he’s not the kind of guy who needs to go out.”Teresa Scroggins lives about 7 miles north of Morrilton. “Last night, everyone’s doors were locked and no one was going out,” said Scroggins. “It changed the atmosphere of the entire city.” Unmarked building in Tuscaloosa, according to the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Oklahoma Police Homicide On Friday, June 14, Drake Killed. El Reno man Phillip Emerson, 56, found dead in a home along Macomb Avenue Police discovered Emerson’s vehicle was missing from a truck that was found Saturday. on E. Redwood Ave. in Sallisaw, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane Tuesday evening, Drake killed a man and a woman near Gans on Highway 64, according to law enforcement. were found inside a business They were identified as Tara Barnett Underwood and Taylor Sharp. Underwood had three children and was engaged to a man who also had three children. “I just want everyone to remember her as the funny, bubbly, awesome girl that everyone knew,” her sister, Tia Barnett, said. Followed to Morrilton. One of the vehicles Drake was linked to was found at a motel in Morrilton. Police sent an emergency alert to area phones Wednesday morning warning people to be on the lookout for Drake. He was apprehended in Morrilton on Thursday morning.

An Alabama man accused of killing three people in Oklahoma and one in Alabama was captured Thursday morning in Arkansas, according to law enforcement.

Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was apprehended in Morrilton, Arkansas.

Officers found Drake in the woods about a half-mile from the Motel 6 where he was seen Tuesday evening.

They found him in a hammock.

He was taken to the Conway County Detention Center.

“It’s great news. We are a great community because of our police force. With this type of guy, this caliber, killing four people in the last two months without any incident, no one was hurt , it’s huge,” Morrilton Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer said. “I hope he goes away for a long time and doesn’t hurt anyone else. I mean, he’s not the type of guy who needs time off.”

Teresa Scroggins lives about 7 miles north of Morrilton.

“Last night, everyone’s doors were locked and no one was outside,” Scroggins said. “It changed the atmosphere of the entire city.”

Murder in Alabama

Drake is suspected of being responsible for the May 14 death of Russell Thomas Andrews, 62, at the Alcoholics Anonymous building in Tuscaloosa, according to the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit.

Murders in Oklahoma

Police believe that on Friday, June 14, Drake killed a man in El Reno.

Phillip Emerson, 56, was found dead in a home along Macomb Avenue. Police discovered Emerson’s vehicle was missing.

Drake abandoned a truck that was found on E. Redwood Ave. Saturday. in Sallisaw, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane.

Tuesday evening, Drake killed a man and a woman near Gans on Highway 64, according to law enforcement. The two bodies were found inside a business.

They were identified as Tara Barnett Underwood and Taylor Sharp.

Underwood had three children and was engaged to a man who also had three children.

“I just want everyone to remember her as the funny, bubbly, awesome girl that everyone knew,” said her sister, Tia Barnett.

Tracked to Morriston

One of the vehicles Drake was linked to was found at a motel in Morrilton.

On Wednesday morning, police sent an emergency alert to phones throughout the area, warning people to be on the lookout for Drake.

He was apprehended in Morrilton on Thursday morning.

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