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Authorities arrest Nevada man in death of Sayre resident

SAYRE, Okla. (AP) - A Nevada man has been arrested in connection with the death of an Oklahoma man who was found dead in his burning home.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that Russell Dunlap of Reno was arrested on complaints of first-degree murder, first-degree arson, kidnapping and a weapons charge.

The OSBI says the charred body of Jerry Essary was discovered early Tuesday inside his burning home in Sayre, about 120 miles west of Oklahoma City. Essary's wife told investigators she witnessed Essary's death and fled before the house was set on fire. Dunlap was found unresponsive nearby.

Authorities say Dunlap remains in a hospital under guard, and court records do not indicate if he has an attorney.

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