A Tulsa man will stand trial for the July 2018 robbery and shooting death of an Owasso man who reportedly was lured to an east Tulsa apartment under false pretenses.
Aleczandria Reinhardt pinned the crime on Dalone Gay, 25, during a preliminary hearing.
The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office charged Gay with first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm on April 3 in the death of 24-year-old Dustin Barham. Prosecutors previously charged Reinhardt, 28, and 24-year-old Kelsey Dawn Lipp based on allegations that they used a social media app to lure Barham to the Sierra Pointe Apartments in the 1400 block of South 107th East Avenue on July 25, then took part in killing him after a robbery.
Reinhardt, who is in custody, is one of two witnesses who testified Monday afternoon and alleged that Gay — her boyfriend at the time — fatally shot Barham.
Special Judge James Keeley later said he found sufficient evidence to send Gay’s case to trial.
A probable cause affidavit indicates that an anonymous tipster on Nov. 19 identified “Allie Reinhardt” as the shooter, which she confirmed during an interview with Tulsa Police Detectives Justin Ritter and Max Ryden.
During that interview, she said she and Lipp used a fake social media account to persuade Barham to meet them at the Sierra Pointe Apartments with the plan of robbing him of money at gunpoint. When Barham reached for her gun during the ensuing confrontation, Reinhardt initially told the detectives, she shot multiple times, according to court documents.
But on Monday, she told Assistant District Attorney Larry Edwards and Gay’s attorney, Brian Martin, that she lied about what happened during her first interview.
When Martin asked her how frequently she lied, she said: “Just a few times. I don’t know. Maybe like 10.”
She said she concealed Gay’s role in the incident “to protect my family,” telling Edwards that “Dalone is gang-affiliated, and he’s told me stories” related to his gang affiliation.
Reinhardt did not specify which gang, nor did any of the attorneys ask her any follow-up questions about her statement.
An affidavit filed April 3 says cellphone records reveal that Reinhardt had multiple contacts with a phone number Gay was using around the time of Barham’s death. Cell tower data for the phone number put him in the area of the Sierra Pointe Apartments when Barham was shot, Ryden said.
Reinhardt and her attorney met with Ryden for an interview March 11, during which she implicated herself, Gay and Lipp, Ryden testified. He said Reinhardt’s sister told him she confronted Gay during a trip to one of Reinhardt’s court appearances and that Gay admitted to her that he killed Barham while Reinhardt “was in jail for what he did.”
A police review of jail calls from December showed that Reinhardt told her sister she and Gay “had an agreement” before she decided to take the blame for killing Barham. In a conversation with Gay, Reinhardt asked whether he would be “sticking to the agreement,” and he said he would, testimony indicated.
Ryden said Lipp’s phone calls also indicate that Gay was responsible for the shooting, as she revealed that Gay had a gun in her apartment at the Sierra Pointe complex before the altercation.
Lipp entered a blind plea — one made with no sentencing recommendation from the state — in June 2017 to an unrelated count of robbery with a firearm. At that time, District Judge William Musseman postponed her sentencing pending her completion of the Women in Recovery program, according to court minutes.
Lipp received a Women in Recovery diploma during a graduation ceremony Oct. 9, Tulsa World archives show. However, progress reports show she admitted to rule violations in late October and was charged with murder about a month later, leading to her termination from the program.
Musseman sentenced Lipp to 12 years in prison for the robbery charge during a hearing on June 11.
Court appearances for Gay and Lipp are scheduled for July 15 and July 29, respectively, before District Judge Sharon Holmes. Reinhardt will be arraigned Monday in Holmes’ courtroom.
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