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December 5, 2013

Outstanding warrant issued for third man in Comanche home invasion

DUNCAN — Six felony charges have been filed and an outstanding warrant issued for a third Walters man thought to be involved in a January home invasion in Comanche.

Andrew Glenn Travis, 26, was identified by one of the arrested men as having driven the two men Jan. 29, to and from the home invasion. Charges against Travis include conjoin robbery, burglary in the first and second degrees, two charges of conspiracy, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. His bond has been set at $50,000.

The two men arrested for their alleged involvement in the home invasion included Winston Ray Walters, 20, and John Edward Oxford, 25. They were arrested Nov. 19, and their bonds were set at $2.5 million.

The three men share a case number, and the affidavits filed share much of the same information. The affidavit against Travis was filed Monday.

According to the affidavit, two men entered a residence in Comanche by breaking the glass on the back door of the sun room.

“(A male resident) came out of the bedroom and observed a subject standing by the gun safe, located next to the sunroom. (He) confronted the male subject, and (he) was shot in his right side torso with a 9 mm. (He) was shot by a different subject than the one he was confronting. One of the subjects went and retrieved (a female resident) from the bedroom and brought her to the living room, where she was later taped to a dining room chair.

“(The male resident) was forced to open the gun safe and the suspects took approximately $28,000 of cash and four pistols. Once the suspects got the cash and pistols, they began to exit the residence. As they were leaving, one suspect leaned down and lowered a Ruger 10/22 rifle and shot (the male resident) through both legs. The suspects ran from the residence.”

On Nov. 2, Walters police made contact with Michael McKay regarding a complaint of pointing a firearm. The firearm was retrieved and the serial number matched one of the pistols stolen from the Comanche residence.

“When Michael McKay was questioned under Miranda, he stated that he had broken into John Oxford and Winston Walters’ residence, and stole the pistol out of a laundry basket in Winston Walters’ room,” according to the affidavit.

On Nov. 3, Walters and Oxford were questioned about the pistol and “both denied having any knowledge of the stolen gun.” Both consented to DNA swabs,  according to the affidavit. Nov. 19, Oxford was read his Miranda Warning and “confessed to the robbery.”

“Oxford stated that he had sold some welders, generators, air compressors and a power washer to (the male resident) in December 2012, and (he) had paid him cash,” according to the affidavit. “Oxford stated that him (sic) and Winston Walters decided to go to the residence and steal one of the welders out of the barn to sell.

“John Oxford stated that Andrew Travis drove them in Andrew’s car. John said once they had walked up to the barn, Winston Walters wanted to break into the house to get money. John stated they heated glass on the back door of the sunroom and the glass shattered. They entered the residence, and John Oxford said he stopped by the gun safe, and Winston Walters hid by the sofa. John said he was confronted by the home owner and Winston Walters shot (the male resident).

“Winston then went to the bedroom and got (the female resident), and brought her to the living room and taped her up. Oxford then said Winston Walters got the money and guns out of the safe after making (the male resident) open it. Oxford said he then ran out of the house, and before Winston came out of the house, he heard another gunshot. He said Winston ran out of the back door and threw the 10/22 rifle down in the back yard, and they ran east toward Comanche. John said Winston called Andrew Travis, and he met them at the fence and drove them back to Walters.”

According to the affidavit, Oxford showed police officers where the pistols stolen from the Comanche residence were buried in Walters. Oxford said “Winston paid Andrew Travis money to keep his mouth shut about the robbery.”

During a follow up interview, Oxford said Walters got a bottle of water out of the residence’s refrigerator and shared with Oxford, according to the affidavit. “The water bottle was discarded behind the barn.”

The water bottle was among the items collected when the scene was processed. DNA profiles from the water bottle were related to Oxford and Walters, according to the affidavit.

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