2 arrested after man beaten to death in Tahlequah

Posted at 5:00 PM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 18:00:58-05

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Two people have been arrested after a man was found bloodied and beaten Monday in Tahlequah.

Cherokee County deputies said Brian Slover, 46, of Tahlequah was found lying in a driveway near the Illinois River HIghway 62 bridge. He had been badly beaten, with lacerations to his face and head. 

Slover was taken to the hospital where he later died. 

A crime scene was discovered under the Illinois River Highway 62 bridge. A large amount of blood and a pair of eyeglasses were found at the scene.

On Friday, Jerry Self, 60, and Candis Morris, 55, were arrested and a count of first-degree murder in connection with the death. 

Deputies said the original 911 caller had thought Slover was trying to steal his truck, but rather, Slover was trying to seek refuge from his accused attackers.

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