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Missing Mother’s Case Now Investigated As Homicide

Police said they are treating the missing persons’ case for a missing mother of four as a homicide investigation now.

Oklahoma City police have been searching for Jaymie Adams since December 10, when she was reported missing by her husband.

Police have speculated Adams may have been involved in online prostitution over Craigslist and her disappearance may be linked to someone she met up with through the site.

Her husband said he last hear from his wife December 9 at 11 p.m. when she was supposed to meet a “friend” at a McDonald’s. Her husband was questioned by police, but is not named as a suspect at this time.

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OK Man Charged With Assault, Murder In Shooting Death

A man was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in an Oklahoma City convenience store parking lot.

Twenty-one-year-old Joseph Young had been arrested after 18-year-old Dejoun Chamberliss was found shot to death December 17 about 9 p.m. and another man was found wounded nearby.

Young is also facing charges of assauly and battery with a deadly weapon. Officials said they believe the shooting occurred as the result of an argument that broke out just beforehand.

If you are being investigated on criminal charges, you need an aggressive Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney fighting on your behalf. Contact Chavers & Guhl today for your initial case evaluation.

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13 Charged In Drug Ring Bust

Thirteen people have been charged after a four-month investigation targeting a drug trafficking operation in Oklahoma City.

At the beginning of December, officials seized about 40 pounds of cocaine and seven pounds of crystal methamphetamine altogether in multiple locations. Officials estimate the seized drugs were worth about $750,000.

The suspects were charged in Oklahoma City District Court last Friday and face multiple counts of drug trafficking and other related crimes. In addition to the drugs recovered, officials seized eight guns along with 150 rounds of ammunition.

If you are facing criminal drug charges, we understand you have a lot resting on the outcome of your case. You need an Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney who is aggressive, experienced and who will fight for your rights. Contact Chavers & Guhl, LLP today for your initial consultation.

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Former Teacher Held On $1M Bond In Child Porn Case

A former McLoud teacher appeared before a special district judge last Friday on charges of child pornography and lewd conduct.

Kimberly Ann Crain, 47, resigned November 28 after being accused of dressing several of her students in lingerie she provided as they decorated a Christmas tree in her house. Crain had been a third-grade teacher at McLoud Elementary School since 2006.

Officials said they found deleted images on Crain’s phone showing young girls’ genitals, buttocks and other private areas. Allegations have surfaced that Crain also encouraged the students to talk with a man known as “Uncle G” via Skype. She is currently in jail on a $1 million bond.

The FBI and Shawnee Police are working as a team to piece together what occurred at the teacher’s house and who her students had contact with.

A letter to parents from the McLoud Superintendent Doran Smith,  stated the principal was unaware a web cam was in use in Crain’s classroom and her lesson plans did not account for web cams to be utilized.

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Man Pleads Guilty In Daughter’s Death

A man pleaded guilty Friday to the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.

According to reports, 32-year-old Sean Devon Brook pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and received a sentence of life in prison.

His daughter, Serenity Anne Deal, 5, died in June from an assault after less than a month of living with her father. Officials said records showed the girl had been injured in previous overnight stays with Brook as early as January.

Brooks will not be eligible for parole until he is nearly 70.

If you or your loved one is facing criminal charges, you need an aggressive attorney who can fight for you. Contact the law offices of Chavers & Guhl LLP today and find out how we can help you.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest; Recovery Of Stolen Weapons

Two men suspected of stealing weapons are behind bars after a high-speed pursuit in Harrah early Thanksgiving morning.

According to reports, 33-year-old David Mendenhall and 33-year-old Daniel Burns led police on a high-speed chase after a deputy tried to stop them about 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

Both are facing criminal charges of second-degree burglary and concealing stolen property. Burns faces a charge of possession of a firearm after a prior felony, while Medenhall faces possession of a weapon while committing a felony.

Both men have prior convictions and are each being held on a $11,000 bail.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you need an aggressive attorney by your side to retain your freedoms. Contact the Oklahoma city criminal defense law offices of Chavers & Guhl, LLP to find out how we can serve you.

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Former Sheriff’s Lieutenant Indicted On Federal Charges

A federal grand jury indicted a former Bryan County sheriff’s lieutenant on charges of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice.

According to the press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the six-count indictment charges 48-year-old Kevin Bennett Holt with criminal civil rights violations for tasing a female arrestee on two occasions and for tasing two male inmates during incidents in September 2010 and November 2010.

The indictment specifically charges Holt with deprivation of rights under color of law, falsifying a written statement and lying to the FBI.

If convicted, the civil rights charges each carry a 10-year sentence. The false statement carries a maximum of 20 years and the charge of lying to the FBI carries up to five years. Each count also carries a possible fine of up to $250,000.

If you or your loved one is facing criminal charges, you need attorneys on your side to fight for you. We are your Oklahoma City criminal defense lawyers and we will work tirelessly to protect your freedoms. Contact Chavers & Guhl, LLP today for your free, initial consultation.

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Two Wanted In Home Invasion

Police were searching for two men in connection with a home invasion that happened Friday morning in northwest Oklahoma City.

According to reports, two men, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s, entered the house, located in the 1400 block of Northwest 165th Court, wearing camouflage and masks. There were several adults and two children at home at the time.

The men allegedly made the homeowner lie face first on the floor as they ransacked the house and took many valuables including electronics, jewelry and cash. No one was injured and police are investigating the incident.

If you or your loved one is facing home invasion criminal charges or other related charges, the Oklahoma City criminal defense attorneys at the offices of Chavers & Guhl LLP are here to assist you. Contact us today for your free, initial consultation.

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Failing To Stop For Bus Brings About Harsher Punishment

A new law enacted Tuesday makes the punishments for failing to stop for a school bus even harsher.

According to the new law, motorists failing to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights who is loading or loading children could lose their license for up to a year as well as receive four points on their license. Currently, such violators would only face a fine of $249 and four points on their driving record.

A driver would lose their license for one year with no modifications as a result of House Bill 1507, also named “Aaron’s Law.”

The law also increases the fines for negligent homicide from $100 to $1,000 and requires anyone who is convicted of negligent homicide to attend a driver improvement course. It also doubles the fines for anyone also convicted of any traffic offense in the prior three years.

If you or your loved is facing any driving-related charges, you need an effective, aggressive criminal defense attorney. Contact Chavers & Guhl, LLP today for a free, initial consultation.

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Tougher DUI Laws To Take Effect Tuesday

Stiffer laws to help curb drunk driving will go into effect Tuesday in Oklahoma and will require even some first-time drunk driving offenders to have an interlocking ignition device installed on their vehicle.

Currently, only second-time offenders are required to have the device installed. The device measures a driver’s blood alcohol content, and the driver must first blow into it before being able to start the vehicle.

In addition, affected drivers must have “Interlock Required” indicted on their license for as long as the device is required for them to drive. Those drivers will not be allowed to drive without the device and are responsible for the installation costs.

The device will be required for the first 18 months after a first offense of drunk driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.15 or higher. For a second or subsequent offense of drunk driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, the interlock will be required for four years.

The new law also removes the ability for judges to allow DUI offenders to enter a plea bargain and plead guilty to a lesser offense.

If you or your loved one is facing criminal DUI or DWI charges, you need an aggressive Oklahoma City DUI attorney who can protect your rights. Contact Chavers & Guhl LLP today for an initial consultation.

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