Arrest warrant filed in Okmulgee, Co. for burned animal carcasses case


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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 10/07/2013 10:02 am Published: 10/04/2013 9:26 pm


An arrest warrant has been filed for a Tulsa man accused of dumping more than 40 animals on a road in Muskogee. 

Lonnie Wayne Martin was charged with dumping debris on public/private property and obstructing the right of way, according to the Okmulgee County District Attorney Rob Barris.

A judge issued a $2,500 warrant for Martin's arrest on Sept. 26.

FOX23 has followed the story since last week? month? when the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Department reported that the carcasses of dogs, cats and a rabbit were found burning on a tarp in Beggs.

The owner of Pets at Peace in Tulsa told FOX23 that he had hired a subcontractor to dispose of those animals.

Barris said that the misdemeanor charges were filed because evidence led them to believe that Martin took the deceased animals from Pets at Peace to the rural road in Beggs.

"We thought we had a pretty clear picture of what Mr. Martin's involvement was," said Barris.

Barris told FOX23 that he credits the Okmulgee County Sheriff and deputies for their time and effort in collecting information about the case, but the investigation is still ongoing.

"I don't anticipate any other arrests however, things may change as the facts change in terms of what we find out," said Barris.

The owner of Pets of Peace will not face charges in Okmulgee County, said Barris.
"We don't have any evidence or information that indicates that Mr. M committed any crime in Okmulgee County."


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