A Sapulpa man on Wednesday was the latest to be arrested in connection with an early December gang-related fatal beating in Turley.
Billy Shawn Griffith, 39, was booked into the Tulsa County jail on charges of first-degree murder, committing a gang-related offense and conspiracy to commit a felony in the death of Jared Langworthy, 23. Griffith is held in lieu of a $2 million bond.
Griffith is the fifth to fall in a long list of defendants prosecutors say are linked to the killing and the Universal Aryan Brotherhood, a racist prison gang.
The main defendant in the case, Cody Fulmer, was arrested the day after the killing, and three more people — Tyler Coyle, Taylor Harper and Destiny Asher — were arrested about a month after the fatal assault. Each face the same murder, gang-related offense and conspiracy charges, and Harper also faces a maiming charge.
Deputies think the attack happened late Dec. 5 in the 5900 block of North Madison Avenue, near Turley, but the assault wasn’t discovered until early Dec. 6, when an ambulance was called for Langworthy at a residence in the 6000 block of North Madison Avenue.
Langworthy was hospitalized in critical condition and later died from his injuries.
Detectives found Fulmer in Creek County, and he confessed to the assault, according to an arrest and booking report.
Of the seven charged, Jerry “One-eye” Williamson and Aaron Welch are still being sought. Tulsa County Sheriff’s deputies asked for the public’s assistance in locating Williamson, who also faces a maiming charge.
Anyone with information on either man’s whereabouts is asked to call TCSO at 918-596-5601.