• Arrest made in killing of missing Inola man

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    TULSA, Ok - Tulsa police have arrested a man they believe is involved in the killing of an elderly Inola man who had gone missing on Tuesday.

    Police say 27 year-old Matthew Price Hannah was questioned and later arrest in the killing of 70 year-old Gerald Hail. Hail, who was the subject of a Silver Alert out of Rogers County all morning, was found dead inside a room at the Super 8 Motel near 31st & Memorial this morning.

    According to a release issued tonight by TPD Homicide Investigator Dave Walker, Hannah became a suspect after he was captured on surveillance video leaving the hotel with Hail, then returning with him before finally leaving a third time without Hail.

    Walker says police located Hail’s missing Ford F-150 truck about an hour later behind the Greater Heights Assembly of God Church on east Latimer Place. 

    Shortly after the truck is found, Walker says detectives spotted Hannah about a mile from the church and brought in for questioning in Hail’s death. 

    Hannah is being held inside Tulsa County Jail tonight on one count of murder in the first degree.  

    Detectives are still working to determine a motive for the killing.

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