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Deputies arrest woman in connection with man's disappearance

Posted at 2:50 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 12:59:43-04

OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. - The Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman in connection with a man's disappearance.

37-year-old Nicole "Nikki" Bain (Spears) was charged with first-degree murder and as a "material witness". She's currently being held in the Okmulgee County Jail. 

Deputies believe Spears was the last person to see or speak with 56-year-old Addison Waddell, also known as "Add".

He went missing June 24. Officials say he was supposed to be en route to North Carolina to visit family but never arrived. His vehicle was found wrecked and abandoned in Okmulgee.

Waddell is an award-winning horse trainer for barrel racing. The Better Business Bureau has a Henryetta property, Waddell Quarter Horses, listed as Waddell's horse training facility.

A public Facebook page also named Waddell Quarter Horses lists him as the property owner. Many of Waddell's loved ones are posting he is a wonderful man and a great horseman and sending prayers to the family.

Waddell's family is asking for privacy at this time.

There is no information about the whereabouts of Waddell or what his relationship was with the suspect.

Deputies are reaching out to witnesses whom they believe have information about what happened.

Spears next court date is scheduled for July 26.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 918-756-4311. 

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