DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) -Disturbing new details have been released in a Stephens County home invasion that left one person pistol-whipped and several others bound.
Investigators say last month's incident at a home in Meridian, just south of Duncan, may have been fueled by a drug operation. They believe a man, who remains at large, came to the home to collect drug money he was owed by Elizabeth Miller, who has been on the run since shortly after investigation started. At this point, four of the other victims have been arrested and the search for Miller continues.
Miller had to be hospitalized for her injuries in the home invasion after she was badly beaten and pistol whipped. However, after checking out of the hospital, investigators say she skipped town. She is now wanted after investigators reviewed surveillance video taken from her house that proved she was a key player in a large drug operation.
Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney says while the home doesn't look like much, it was outfitted with an elaborate security system. One that was so good, vivid images showed the illegal activity taking place at the hands of Elizabeth Miller.
"We believe that she was the one actually distributing the controlled substance, the meth or the drugs that we found," Sheriff McKinney said.
Sheriff McKinney says footage lead him to believe Miller owed the suspected robber money for drugs. When he came to collect…she couldn't pay up. He says the footage also provided a glimpse into how unsafe the living conditions were for the 4-month-old baby living in the home.
"The baby, especially laying in a crib, you've got big gun laying there with the kid, it just isn't safe," Sheriff McKinney said.
Sheriff McKinney says no one in the house was living responsibly, and now they're all forced to pay the consequences of their actions.
"People putting these children in that position. I've got zero tolerance for it. I've got zero tolerance for the drug problem, but to put a small child in the middle of this is worse," Sheriff McKinney said.
Sheriff McKinney says while four are caught, his department won't rest until Miller joins them.
"We want her, we want her bad. It may take some time to find her. That's why we're asking the public for their help," Sheriff McKinney said.
All of the suspects are facing several charges, including drug possession and child neglect.
Sheriff McKinney said everyone in the home was living in squalor.
If you know Elizabeth Miller's whereabouts, call the Stephens County Sheriff's Office at 580-255-3131.