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Murder charges brought in Farr death

Lawton_Ricky Ray Elvaker, 51, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Derrick Farr who was found dead on the roadside in east Lawton.  Elvaker has a previous felony record and was released from jail just two months ago.  When the Judge Ken Harris read the charges against him, which could be punishable by life in prison or death, Elvaker showed no sign of emotion.  His only response was that he couldn't read the charge - murder in the first degree.

Lawton Police continue to re-trace Farr's last steps on the night of January 18.  Lieutenant William Grimes says surveillance video from a convenience store shows the victim and suspect together that night.  "...kinda put a story line to the last few hours of the victim's life.  We were able to determine who he was with," says Grimes.

Grimes says the victim's cell phone had been used until 7 a.m. - just thirty minutes before his body was discovered at Southwest 52nd Street and Bishop Road.  But, police believe Farr was actually killed a mile away from that location.  "Based on the medical examiner's information to us, it was blunt force trauma to the head," says Grimes.  "I think there'll be evidence that shows he may have been struck by a vehicle.  But as far as whether or not that was the blunt force trauma, we're not sure."

Grimes says he believes Farr died after being hit with some sort of weapon.  He says Farr may have been run over by a vehicle after he was killed.  Police are still investigating whether or not another individual was involved.  "Nothing that's coming out for sure yet, but we're not giving up on that idea," he says.  Grimes says they are still processing evidence and trying to determine the motive.  They say it's much to early to know whether Farr's murder was gang related. 

Elvaker's bond is set for $1 Million, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 26, 2008.  You can count on 7News to keep you updated.

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