|| Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
A. DeWade Langley
Public Information Director
1/7/08 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OSBI Investigates LeFlore Co. Murder
The Le Flore County Sheriff’s Office has requested OSBI assistance in solving a murder that happened over the weekend. Jeffrey Tackett (dob 5/23/79) was shot and mortally wounded at approximately 3 a.m. January 5th inside the suspect’s home.
Investigators believe Robert Lynn Owens (dob 10/1/77) shot Tackett multiple times after the two argued inside Owens’ home just west of Spiro. Tackett was at Owens’ home with a friend. After the shooting, that man placed Tackett inside his vehicle and attempted to drive him to a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Tackett died on the way.
A murder warrant has been issued for Owens. He is a white male, 5’6” tall and 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is possibly armed with a handgun.
Anyone with information as to Owens’ whereabouts is urged to call either the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office at 918-647-2317 or the OSBI hotline at 1-800-522-8017.