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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is reaching out to law enforcement in several counties to try and identify a body found burning in a field. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Payne County, near Stillwater, during the middle of last night's rain storm. So far, all authorities are confirming is that it was a man's body and was badly burned in a brush pile. Investigators are now looking through missing person's reports to try identify him.
The third person wanted after escaping from the Lincoln County Jail two weeks ago, is now back in police custody. The Lincoln County Sheriff says Sonny Baker was arrested in Shawnee by US Marshals. He was the third suspect wanted after escaping from jail on March 16th. The other two suspects were both caught on March 22nd.
The final details are being worked out now in the trial of Tulsa officer Betty Shelby. She is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher in September. The defense attorney says their team has a tactics expert and an expert on Tasers. However, the District Attorney says dash cam and helicopter video may take precedence in the case. That trial is set to begin on May 8th.