Multi-agency effort arrests first suspect in Jenks garage murder
3:52 PM, Nov 8, 2013
TULSA - Tulsa police made the first of several potential arrests Friday in the murder of a Jenks man inside his garage in September.
Christian Dehart, a 22-year-old Army reservist, and two other men were shot multiple times in the early morning hours of Sept. 27. Police said at the time two masked men began firing on the men, killing Dehart and leaving the others seriously injured.
Friday, authorities from multiple agencies converged on 20-year-old Jordan Mitchell in Muskogee when, while behind the wheel, briefly tried to elude officers.
Mitchell, a Muskogee native, was eventually cornered in a parking lot near US-69 and Harris Road, where police reported seeing him throw away a bag of what is believed to be marijuana before being detained.
Detectives from the Tulsa Police Department reiterated Friday they are still treating the case as an active investigation and anticipate more arrests in the future.
Mitchell is being held in the Tulsa County Jail on complaints ranging from first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm and shooting with intent to kill. He's due in court Nov. 15.