Suspect in Triple Murder Case Arrested in Arkansas for Oklahoma and Alabama Killings

Notorious Fugitive Arrested in Arkansas

A man with a history of escalating violence and suspected involvement in multiple homicides in Oklahoma and Alabama has been apprehended by authorities in Arkansas.

Arrest and Identification

Authorities including Morrilton police and Arkansas State Police captured Stacy Lee Drake, 50, as confirmed by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was last seen on foot outside a motel
Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was last seen on foot outside a motel in Morrilton, Ark. – Arkansas Dept. of Public Safety

Escalating Criminal History

Alabama authorities revealed that Drake has been linked to at least three, possibly four homicides within the past two months, indicating a pattern of violent behavior on the rise.

Based on the assessment by Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Capt. Jack Kennedy, Drake’s transient nature and use of aliases have made it challenging to track his movements, potentially leaving other cases unresolved in different jurisdictions.

Multiple Crime Scenes

Drake’s recent activities in Oklahoma included a brutal incident at a propane gas store resulting in two fatalities and a stolen vehicle, which occurred approximately 120 miles from Morrilton.

In Tuscaloosa County, Drake is suspected of the murder of Russell Andrews, 62, a respected Alcoholics Anonymous counselor.

Personal Tragedy

Russell Andrews’ son expressed shock and disbelief over his father’s untimely death, describing him as a compassionate and selfless individual dedicated to helping others overcome their struggles with addiction.

Furthermore, Drake is a person of interest in the investigation of the death of Phillip Emerson in El Reno, Oklahoma, adding to the list of crimes attributed to him.

Federal Charges

Aside from the state-level offenses, Drake is wanted by federal authorities for violating the terms of his release, with previous convictions related to carjacking and illegal firearms transportation.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-06-20 23:59:45

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