Bill G. Shirel, 87

Born February 17, 1934

Died June 10, 2021

Russell Gilbert "Russ" Hayes, 92

Born June 22, 1928

Died June 9, 2021

Virginia Lee Tutt, 82

Born January 16, 1939

Died June 8, 2021

David Ronald Franklin, 75

Born September 4, 1945

Died June 8, 2021

Robert Lee Barker, 78

Born May 23, 1943

Died June 8, 2021


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Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:50 AM

Eric Adcock

Eric Adcock, also known as Eric Ribin-Damien Adcock-Hall, 40, of Muskogee is charged in Muskogee County District Court with first-degree mueder in the March 6 death of Isaiah Westmoreland, according to documents filed in the case.

Lori Smith

Lori Smith (aka Allen, White or Wisniski), 46, of Muskogee is charged with accessory after the fact for allegedly helping Adcock flee and stay out of the hands of law enforcement.

Adcock is accused of stabbing Westmoreland in front of Adcock’s home on Columbus that night. Westmoreland was found near the street and transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the state alleges, Smith and Adcock fled the scene, and eventually the state, to avoid capture.

There are outstanding warrants for both.