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BY Staff Reports
Thursday, November 15, 2012
11/15/12 at 2:57 AM
Family escapes from intruder through window
A Tulsa family fled through a bedroom window Tuesday night when a man tried to break down their door, police said.
Tyler Robert Sweeden, 19, of Broken Arrow, is accused of burglarizing their home in the 7900 block of South 80th East Avenue.
Wes Allee, who was in his bedroom at the time, was alerted by one of his daughters to the commotion taking place at the front door.
"He went to the door and heard a subject kicking his door and screaming," Tulsa police said in a news release.
Allee, his wife and two daughters fled from the home through a bedroom window.
Sweeden was found nearby as he was trying to enter another home, police alleged.
"If I had a gun, it might have turned out differently," Allee said.
"I've heard a lot about home invasions," he said. "They usually don't turn out well for one party or the other."
Sweeden remains in the Tulsa Jail on first-degree burglary and attempted first-degree burglary complaints.
His bail is set at $40,000.
- Amanda Bland and Kendrick Marshall, World Staff Writers
Man killed at Okay home where ex-wife stayed
OKAY - A Stillwater man was killed in a domestic altercation Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Michael Shane Smith, 38, arrived at the residence where his ex-wife was staying south of Okay, entered without permission and fought with another man in the home, Wagoner County Sheriff's Maj. Gary Handley said.
Smith died as a result of that struggle, Handley said.
Investigators interviewed the man at the home, but he was not in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, Handley said. His identity and more details were not released Wednesday.
The investigation is ongoing, he said.
- Jerry Wofford, World Staff Writer
Sallisaw-area man killed in fight with his brother
SALLISAW - A fight between two brothers ended in a homicide Tuesday, Sequoyah County officials said.
Deputies found Scott Fueston, 37, with a gunshot wound to the upper torso at a residence 5 miles east of Sallisaw just after 5 p.m., Sheriff Ron Lockhart said.
Fueston's adult nieces called the police as his brother locked himself in the garage in an attempt to avoid Fueston's attempts to fight him, Lockhart said. While one of the women was on the phone with emergency dispatchers, a gunshot was heard.
The men apparently had been fighting throughout the day and had only recently moved into the home with a third brother, Lockhart said.
Scott Fueston, who was shot with a high-caliber rifle, was found lying the garage. He was taken by ambulance to Sequoyah Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.
Investigators think Fueston's brother shot him in self-defense but have submitted the case to the Sequoyah County District Attorney's Office for consideration of whether charges will be filed.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer