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Couple arrested after arguing in the street

Tyson Morris (Source Lawton Police Department) Tyson Morris (Source Lawton Police Department)
Jessica Kerr (Source Lawton Police Department) Jessica Kerr (Source Lawton Police Department)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after they argued in the middle of the street and blocked traffic.

Just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man and woman stood in the middle of Southwest 8th Street near Monroe Avenue and argued. While they argued, a driver tried to get around them, but they wouldn’t get out of the way. An officer saw the problem and got them to move by using his air horn. The other driver continued on their way and the officer pulled up to talk to the couple.

The officer explained to them both that they couldn’t block the street and interfere with the flow of traffic.

The man, Tyson Morris, told the officer he was homeless and didn’t have anything to identify himself. The woman, Jessica Kerr, explained to the officer that she was technically homeless, but was staying with someone at the time. Both of them admitted to using meth in the past. They told the officer they dated off and on and were just trying to talk things out.

The officer asked if they would be able to post bond desk for disturbing the peace; they could not. The two were patted down before being taken to the Lawton City Jail and that’s when officers found drugs and burglar tools.

Kerr had a small knife, lighter and 1.4 grams of marijuana in her pockets, to which she said she had forgotten about.

Morris had numerous hand tools hidden away in a backpack. Those tools included screw drivers, a small pry bar, pliers, channel locks, a crescent wrench, a knife with a glass breaking tool and many other hand tools. Police say a tool set like that is commonly used as burglar tools. They also found a metal spoon with burn marks and a car stereo amplifier. The amplifier was not reported stolen.

Morris was booked into the Lawton City Jail for having the burglar tools, disturbing the peace and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kerr was booked for possession of marijuana, disturbing the peace and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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