Thursday, February 28, 2019

Shooting Suspect Arrested in Moffett

Lee Massey

An early morning shooting at an apartment complex in Fayetteville ended with the suspect being located and arrested in Moffett.

Authorities were called to the Bedford Loop Apartments in Fayetteville at 6 am Wednesday in response to reports of a shooting. One victim, Tyler Yeakley, 31, was found with a gunshot wound to the head. Yeakley was transported to a local hospital with "life-threatening" injuries

The suspect, Lee Massey, 29, had fled the scene when authorities arrived.

Fayetteville police learned that Massey had connections in Oklahoma and alerted Oklahoma authorities and also issued a Be On the Lookout (BOLO)

A Sequoyah County deputy, who also serves as a school resource officer at Moffett School, recognized Massey from the photo provided with the BOLO and alerted authorities to a possible location that Massey might be found.

Officers arrived at the residence and arrested Massey for first degree battery.

A representative with the Fayetteville police dept. noted that they had worked closely with the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Dept, Moffett Police Dept. and Sallisaw Police Dept.

KXMX News Staff

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