Lawton_Less than 24 hours after the body of 28-year-old Derrick Farr was found, officers have made an arrest. The 51-year-old suspect's name has not yet been released, and the cause of death of is still unknown. However, police believe he was run over by a vehicle.
Officers literally worked around the clock - some on no sleep - to investigate the death of the young man. "Everything's just kinda rolling into place, so hopefully within the next couple days, we'll be able to present a charge or at least get something to show to the DA's office," said Lt. William Grimes from the Lawton Police Department.
Farr's body was found near Bishop Road and Southwest 52nd Street Saturday morning. But, a mile down 52nd Street is where police believe he may have been assaulted, and now they have another crime scene to investigate. "They were able to develop a person of interest as well as a vehicle of interest and they did locate that vehicle with help from patrol officers," says Grimes.
Authorities are hoping to find more evidence after searching the truck. Grimes says it's obvious the victim and suspect knew each other, but isn't sure in what context. He says it's too early to tell whether the crime was gang related, and they haven't been able to establish a motive as of now.
Grimes says police aren't finished searching, and there could be another suspect. "We're not gonna rule out the possibility, but we're not 100% sure yet," he says. Even though an arrest has been made, investigators continue to secure part of the crime scene.