3 teens arrested in Arlington man's slaying in Oklahoma

Posted Monday, Mar. 25, 2013  Print Reprints

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Police in Oklahoma have arrested three 17-year-old suspects in the slaying of an Arlington man who was shot to death early Saturday while delivering supplies to a Papa John's restaurant in Tulsa.

Robert Horton, 53, was shot at about 6 a.m. Saturday outside the restaurant in the 2800 block of East 11th Street, near Tulsa University, in the city's midtown area, police said. Horton's partner was inside the restaurant when he hard a loud noise. He came outside and found Horton on the ground, mortally wounded, police said.

The suspects are "three of our local riffraff up to no good," according to homicide Sgt. Dave Walker of the Tulsa Police Department.

All three have juvenile records and are "suspects in other robberies," he said.

A surveillance video from the business produced images of a dark sports utility vehicle that was later identified as a 2002 Saturn Vue.

Patrol officers stopped a similar SUV at about 1:17 a.m. Monday and arrested two people, police said.

Jermaine Savory and Frankie Jackson were taken into custody and later admitted to "various levels of involvement in the botched robbery/homicide of Robert Horton," police said in a news release.

They also implicated a third suspect, police said. Damian Anderson was arrested "on his way to school," according to a probable cause statement.

A 15-year-old boy who was driving the SUV Monday apparently is not a suspect in the case. Officers released him.

But the three suspects now face charges of first-degree murder, police said.

"This looks like an attempted robbery that went awry," Walker said. "There really is no reason for Mr. Horton to be dead. These guys chose to take something without working for it. They took a life instead, and now they'll have to pay for it."

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

2800 block of East 11th Street, Tulsa, Okla.
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