Second person of interest identified in Wagoner County burned body case

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 12:50:17-05

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. -- A second person of interest has been identified as the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what happened to 15-year-old Brennon Davis, whose body was found on fire in Wagoner County Jan. 12.

Sheriff Chris Elliott has identified Cody Thompson (pictured below) as a second person of interest in the case.

Sheriff Elliott also confirmed that Davis was shot multiple times before being burned.

Sunday, deputies arrested Josh Herrington (pictured below) for obstruction of justice in the case.

Davis was last seen the night of Jan. 11. He was reported missing the morning of Jan. 12.

On Jan. 12 at about 10 p.m., neighbors reported hearing gunshots in the Jackson Bay area of Ft. Gibson Lake.

When deputies responded, they found Davis' body on fire. Deputies say the body was so badly damaged they were initially unable to determine an identity.

"We do anticipate arrests coming soon, but we’re describing them as persons of interest right now, they are not suspects,” said Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott.

Residents say they are saddened by the incident. “It is sad, it’s a bad deal. I don’t wish that upon anybody,” said resident Josh Wilson.

Angeila Lemons is a substitute teacher at Okay Public Schools, where the superintendent said Davis was a student. Lemon said although she didn’t know Davis, she did know Herrington.

“He was always so polite, I’d see him around town. He would say, 'Hi, Ms. Lemons,' I thought he was a good kid,” said Lemons. 
Lemons said she’s hoping whoever is responsible for Davis’ death, pays the consequences.

“I hope whoever done it gets brought to justice for the family and for everyone in town to feel safe again,” said Lemons.

Okay Schools is providing grievance counseling to students and teachers. Investigators are asking those with any information about Davis’ murder to contact the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office.

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