Police track down man interested in “violent”Which broke four people in the Oklahoma River.
On Tuesday, salvage yard owner Joe Kennedy was arrested in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, in a vehicle that was reported stolen Monday at the Ocmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, Police Chief Joe Prentice announced Tuesday.
On Monday, Prentiss confirmedOcmulgee, drawn from the Deep Fork River southeast of town, belonged to 32-year-old Mark Chastain; Billy Chastain, 30; Alex Stephens, 29; and Mike Sparks, 32, who was reported missing overnight last Monday.
Prentiss said investigators found no evidence during a search of a salvage yard, but said they found evidence of a “violent incident” at an adjacent property.
Prentiss said no charges were initially leveled against Kennedy, but investigators were looking to speak to him again on Saturday before he was reported missing. On Monday, police left Kennedy’s blue PT cruiser behind a business in Morris, Oklahoma, Prentice said in an update on Facebook.
Prentiss said a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the 2012 shooting, along with a $500,000 bond.
The police have not yet named any suspect in the quadruple murder case.
“The investigation into the murder is ongoing and investigators continue to follow the lead every day. Additional information will be relayed as it becomes available,” Prentiss said.
According to police, these men, close friends, are believed to have left Billy Chastain’s home in Okmulgee on Sunday night, allegedly on bicycles.
Prentiss said investigators believed they planned to commit some sort of criminal act when they left the house, according to a witness who told police that he had a “lick big enough for everyone” with the men. was invited to.
But police said they did not know what the men had planned to do, or where.
The cause of death for the men is still pending, but police confirmed that all four had gunshot wounds and their bodies were dismembered before being dumped in the river.