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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Third man arrested in murder case

  • A third man has been arrested in the April 19 murder of an Ardmore man and the teenager already charged in the case appeared in court Tuesday netting a $1.5 million bond.Jamane Stubblefield was arrested Tuesday morning at Ardmore Police Department headquarters, according to Sgt. Eric Hamblin, APD Public Inf...
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  • A third man has been arrested in the April 19 murder of an Ardmore man and the teenager already charged in the case appeared in court Tuesday netting a $1.5 million bond.
     
    Jamane Stubblefield was arrested Tuesday morning at Ardmore Police Department headquarters, according to Sgt. Eric Hamblin, APD Public Information Officer.
     
    “Stubblefield was arrested following an attempt to interview him,” Hamblin said.
     
    The 21-year-old man was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in connection with the slaying of Eric Knight. Stubblefield joined William Bernard Brown, 27, at the county jail. Brown also charged with Knight’s murder, appeared in court Monday where he was ordered detained on a $1.5 million bond.
     
    Tuesday afternoon the third suspect arrested in Knight’s death, 16-year-old Mike Alfonso Murillo, made an initial appearance in Carter County District Court. Murillo had been arrested Thursday along with Brown. However, his court appearance was delayed because he had to be transported from the Pittsburg County Juvenile Detention Center at McAlester, where he has been incarcerated since his arrest.
     
    According to the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, Murillo was immediately returned to the detention center following his court appearance. While Murillo is charged as an adult in Knight’s murder, District Attorney Craig Ladd said he will remain incarcerated in a juvenile facility pending the outcome of the case.
     
    According to court documents, Brown, Murillo and Stubblefield were among a group of males who forced their way into 904 Roff St., a residence occupied by Knight and Cory Stoughtenborough. The men were armed with a 9-millimeter handgun and a SKS assault rifle and used the weapons to rob Knight and two others of cell phones, wallets, marijuana and cash. Knight died during the robbery from multiple gunshot wounds. 
     
    Hamblin said Tuesday investigators believe Brown, Murillo and Stubblefield were not the only men involved in the home invasion turned murder.
     
    “We are continuing to work to identify other suspects,” Hamblin said, “We are again asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone who has any information is urged to come forward.”
     
    Those with information should call call police headquarters at (580) 223-1212 or CrimeStoppers at (580) 504-4LAW (4529) Callers can remain anonymous.

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