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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


04/16/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Arrest Made in Lexington Murder


Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have made an arrest in the shooting death of Gary Norton, Sr. of Lexington. This afternoon, OSBI agents apprehended Richard Dean Landsdale, 37, at his Purcell home at 307 Brule Street. Landsdale was booked into the Cleveland County Jail on a complaint of murder in the first degree. Agents expect to make another arrest in this case.

Gary Norton, Sr. was shot while he slept inside his Lexington home at approximately 12:40 Easter morning. The medical examiner’s office determined Norton died of a gunshot wound to the head.