When a shopper at Danny’s Pawn laid a gun that he was looking at down on the counter on Nov. 3, another store visitor, later identified by Duncan police as Casey Stephens, saw it as a prime opportunity to gain possession of the gun and run.
Stephens fled the scene with the only identifying material being that he had a barbedwire tattoo around his neck and a bandana around his head, according to the report filed by Duncan Police Department. The gun was worth approximately $539.
As a part of his getaway, Stephens made his way to the intersection of 14th Street and Walnut. Blocking the intersection, Stephens forced driver Thomas Wilson to stop. Stephens proceeded to hop into the truck, show Wilson the gun and demand to be taken somewhere.
After driving around town, Wilson took Stephens to EZ Pawn to pawn something for gas. The clerk regonized the suspect and reported him to the police.
Stephens was picked up at EZ Pawn by the Duncan Police Department. He has been charged with kidnapping and grand larceny. According to Stephens County District Court records, the charges are After Former Conviction of a Felony, two or more felonies. His bond was set at $100,000 Thursday, following his court appearance. Additionally, he has been charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance, with bond set at $25,000 on this charge.
He is next scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Jan. 30, 2013 for preliminary hearing conference.
Gun theft, kidnapping charges filed against Stephens
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Church ministry to host $1-per-gallon gas event on Saturday
Hop & Sack Grocery should be hopping on Saturday morning.
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The church will buy down the price of gas so customers will pay only $1 per gallon for up to 20 gallons.
Homegrown Marlow singer returns for free concert
Marlow native Chance Anderson brought his band to Marlow’s downtown stage Thursday evening for the second of three community concerts of the summer.
Free hot dogs and drinks were served to about 150 people who gathered for the music.
Jason McPherson, city administrator, said he was proud of the turnout, especially with the raging heat.
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Temperature hits 101
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More hot weather is in the forecast.
Nelson discusses Duncan’s water supply during Rotary meeting
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Despite Stage 3 water rationing, which limits outdoor watering to midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Nelson said the forethought of Duncan’s forefathers, who were also Duncan Rotary members, have created a backup system for the city.
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Duncan Police Officer Suzannahe Weir said she stopped Steven Fontinott, 62, for a traffic violation on Saturday.
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Hard year for peaches doesn't dampen summer tradition
A rusting, silver-colored water tower tells visitors to this rural town between Muskogee and Tulsa that they've come to the “Peach Capitol of Oklahoma.”
Residents of Stratford, the state’s other self-proclaimed peach capital, might beg to differ. Even so, Porter is known for its peaches, and every year thousands of people flood this town of about 600 residents to taste and celebrate the local crop during the three-day Peach Festival.
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