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October 2, 2013

Investigation continues in homicide cases

McALESTER — McAlester officials say they are still investigating two of the three homicides that happened within 36 hours in August.

City of McAlester’s Interim Chief Gary Wansick said Thursday three homicides in 36 hours is highly unusual.

“This is the first time I’ve every run into a situation like this. We normally have about one homicide a year, if that, he said.

Police say they looking for information in two of the three homicides that occurred of weekend of Aug. 10.

Within a 36 hour span, one man was found dead, another died after being assaulted, and a 68 man was hit by a car and killed while riding in his wheel chair down Carl Albert Parkway.

McAlester Police Det. Kevin Hearod said a report from the Chief Medical Examiners office may help officials decide if charges will be filed in the death of Roland Manfred Guttke, 46, of McAlester who died Aug. 11, at a Tulsa hospital.

According to a police report Guttke was allegedly assaulted at a home at 922 E. Comanche Ave. at 11 p.m. on Aug. 9. Police responded to a 911 call and found Guttke bleeding from the back of the head.

Evidence collected at the scene included a  broken wooden bat and a bloody towel, according to the police report, the report states.

In the second case, police say they are looking at video surveillance to searching for clues while investigating the   beating death of Aug. 10 death of  Nathan Hiram Oneal, 40, of McAlester.

Oneal’s death occurred sometime between Saturday at 5 p.m. and noon Sunday, according Hearod.

The case is being called a homicide-murder and non-negligent manslaughter, according to a police report

Hearod said it appeared the man may have been beaten to death but the exact cause of death has not yet been determined. He said foul play is suspected.

Oneal’s body was found under a bridge on Cherokee Avenue and North Main Street, near the McAlester Recycling Center, according to the report.

In a third case an 18 year-old man was charged with manslaughter with the death of a  man was who was hit by a car while riding in a wheelchair down Carl Albert Parkway.

First degree manslaughter charges were filed in August against Keaton Lozano, 18, of McAlester in the death of Harvey Lee Crapo, 68.

Lozano was charged in Pittsburg County District Court for first degree manslaughter and possession of marijuana in connection with Crapo’s death.

Officers allegedly found marijuana in Lozano’s pockets and he allegedly tested at 0.12 blood alcohol level, according to a court affidavit filed in the case.

In a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Lozano’s case was put on hold by both parties in the case until more evidence can be gathered, according to Associate District Judge James Bland.

Lozano is being held at Pittsburg County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Anyone with information regarding the investigations can contact Det. Hearod at 918-421-4917.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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