Teen charged with stabbing classmate at Oklahoma high school

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Felony charges have been filed against a 15-year-old boy accused of repeatedly stabbing a female classmate at a central Oklahoma high school.

Oklahoma County court records show Tatum Dillon was charged Friday with one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one count of maiming. The records indicate he will be tried as an adult.

Dillon is accused of stabbing the then 14-year-old girl in August 2018 during an assembly on the first day of school at Luther High School, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City. Officials say the girl sustained multiple stab wounds and was hospitalized for three days.

Police said at the time the boy wanted a romantic relationship with the girl but she liked the boy only as a friend.


Deputies find 3 people dead in eastern Oklahoma residence

BEGGS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma say three people found dead in an eastern Oklahoma residence all sustained gunshot wounds.

The Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office says the victims were discovered about 3 p.m. Saturday in Beggs, about 83 miles (134 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City. Sheriff's Lt. Dustin Todd identified the victims Sunday as 65-year-old Jack Chandler, his wife, 69-year-old Evelyn Chandler, and their daughter, 43-year-old Tiffany Eichor.

Deputies were called to the home after a family member found the victims and notified law enforcement authorities. It was not immediately clear when the victims were shot.

Todd says the scene is being investigated as a triple homicide, but authorities did not release information about a possible suspect in the case.


Woman reunited with ring lost over 30 years ago in Oklahoma

By DERRICK JAMES McAlester News-Capital

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A ring that was lost in a local lake more than 30 years ago was recently returned with its owner.

Giovanna Hasty said her sister, Mary Walling, lost her ring while she was swimming in Carlton Lake at Robbers Cave State Park more than three decades ago. But a recent Facebook message led to the safe return of the class ring to its owner.

"I got a private message from Facebook from somebody who said that they had seen a ring posted on there that could have been my sister's," Hasty told the McAlester News-Capital.

Walling attended McAlester schools but graduated from Fresno (California) High School.

Hasty then called the woman who had the ring posted and was asked to describe the ring. After describing the ring, the woman — identified as Linda Watson, of Wilburton — verified that the ring she had belonged to Walling.

"She said 30 plus years ago, her and her husband was at the lake in Wilburton and for some reason they had to drain the swimming area there and they took their metal detector there and found the ring," Hasty said.

Watson kept the ring ever since finding it before deciding to post it on Facebook in an effort to find the owner, Hasty said she was told by the woman.

"I didn't have a clue that my sister lost her ring," said Hasty. The woman then asked her sister if she had lost her class ring "and she said 'yeah, 30 plus years ago in the Wilburton lake,'" said Hasty.

Walling had her ring returned to her on Aug. 27 — which was also her birthday.

"It was pretty exciting," Hasty said.