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 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.



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