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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Man found dead in Chandler motel; suspect arrested

  • Investigators on Friday night arrested a suspect on a first-degree murder complaint after a man was found dead in a room at the Lincoln Motel in Chandler.
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  • Investigators on Friday night arrested a suspect on a first-degree murder complaint after a man was found dead in a room at the Lincoln Motel in Chandler.
    An affidavit shows Dominique D. Gill, 22, was being booked into the Lincoln County Jail. Formal charges have not been filed. Reports indicated a second arrest also was expected in the case.
    Gill is a suspect in the murder of Sam Brock, who has a vehicle registered in Texas, the affidavit reads.
    The Lincoln Motel manager called 911 Friday morning after finding a man, later identified as Brock, surrounded by a large pool of blood in room No. 207 of the motel.
    The affidavit in this case shows Brock's body was found face down with what appeared to be a fatal throat laceration, with a large fixed-blade knife found near the body.
    An investigation that was ongoing throughout the day revealed that Brock was a guest of the motel and had registered with a vehicle displaying a Texas license plate. When that Dodge pickup wasn't found parked at the motel, police entered it into a national crime database and began a search for that vehicle.
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol had already discovered Brock's vehicle had been involved in a crash near Kellyville in Creek County. Troopers had Gill, the believed driver, in custody, after finding him walking down a road about one mile from the pickup.
    During a search of Gill's person, troopers found items including hydrocodone and a set of keys to room No. 207 at the Lincoln Motel in Chandler, the paperwork shows.
    Gill, who had been booked into the Creek County jail, was transported to Chandler for further questioning about the homicide and it was discovered he was an occupant of Room No. 108 at the Lincoln Motel on Thursday. There, investigators found a bloody handprint on the entrance door, while a search of that room resulted in authorities finding two cell phones, with one of those belonging to the victim, the warrant reads.
    When Gill was questioned Friday night, the warrant shows he claimed he rented a room and let an unknown male named "Jeremy" stay with him and that they shared a beer before he fell asleep.
    "Gill said the next thing he remembers, he woke up in the woods near Tulsa and that he had a feeling he needed to run away," the affidavit reads, with Gill claming he didn't know how he came to be in possession of Gill's pickup.
    Authorities noticed a small amount of blood on his coat sleeve, but Gill said the jacket wasn't his property, the document reads.
    The homicide investigation was ongoing Friday night as Chandler police, along with investigators from the District Attorney's Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, worked that case.
    Page 2 of 2 - Information about a second suspect reportedly arrested late Friday night couldn't be confirmed by press deadlines.
    Watch for updates.
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