Enid Local News

Drive-By Shooting Suspects Arrested

(Enid, OK) Two men have been arrested in connection to a pair of drive-by shootings after it  a dash-cam recorded the incidents and the two suspects were also seen revisiting the sites of the shootings.

Christopher Robert Brown, 62, and Coral “Cory” Mae Baker, 68, were arrested on Wednesday for felony complaints of shooting into an occupied dwelling, conspiracy to commit a felony and malicious injury to property.

The first incident was reported at 11:36 p.m. Oct. 13th in the Sun Ridge Estates area. The second was reported at 12:11 a.m. Oct. 18th in the 300 block of East Cherry. The shootings also tied to an incident of stalking reported to the EPD Oct. 19th.

The only damages were to two vehicles and some property with no injuries being reported.

A substantial amount of evidence related to the crimes was found, after EPD was given a search warrant Tuesday afternoon, at 802 W. Rush. Among the evidence was a firearm believed to be involved in at least one of the shootings. A dash-camera system also was also found.

Another search warrant was obtained for the videos stored on the dash-camera system. Videos included the shootings and the reported incident of stalking, as well as Baker and Brown conducting their own investigation into whether the drive-by shootings were properly done and the videos showed Brown hired Baker to commit the shootings.

Based upon the evidence in the case, further felony charges could be sought against the two men. The case remains under investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.


Earthquake Reported Near Lucien in SE Garfield County

(Enid, OK) A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was recorded Wednesday morning, near Lucien, in southeast Garfield County.

According to U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit at 9:33 a.m. It was recorded 2.6 miles west-northwest of Lucien and about 22.4 miles east-southeast of Enid.


State Reports 19 More Deaths Along with Over 1k More Positive COVID-19 Cases

(Enid, OK) The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 19 more deaths in the state, in which COVID-19 was a cause or contributor, and 1,307 more positive cases on Wednesday.

Garfield County saw an increase of six COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with 340 of those being active cases. All six cases were in Enid, which raises the overall total to 2,088 since March, with 305 active cases.

Deaths reported were 16 in the 65 and older range: three women and one man in Lincoln County; three men from Tulsa County; women from Ottawa, Mayes, Caddo, Oklahoma Pushmataha counties; and men from Cleveland, Beaver, Pottawatomie and Rogers counties. There were three in the 50-64 range: three men in Tulsa, Carter and Payne counties.

Other Northwest Oklahoma county case increases on Wednesday were 13 in Kingfisher, nine in Woods, eight in Woodward, seven in Major, three in Alfalfa and one each in Noble and Grant counties.


HalloweEnid Food Truck Event Cancelled

(Enid, OK) The HalloweEnid Food Truck or Treat Halloween Festival that was set for Oct. 31 in the 200 block of East Maple has been canceled.

Tammy Wilson, with Enid Event Co., notified local news outlets of the cancellation, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At this juncture, almost all of the vendors have pulled out of the Halloween event due to the virus status of our county, or shortening the hours aren’t worth it for them to come,” Wilson said. “I understand both of these issues. I really don’t see a way forward this year with the circumstances being as they are. I am sorry and heartbroken to make the call but I am going to have to cancel it.”

Wilson said she hopes to pick back up with a food truck festival this upcoming March.


Full Interview with Katie Burgoon Long of Loaves & Fishes NW Oklahoma!

(Enid, OK) Anthony Lopez from My957 KXLS had the opportunity to talk to Katie Burgoon Long from Loaves & Fishes to talk about what their organization does for members of Garfield County (and the surrounding counties) and their upcoming Drive Thru Food Drive on Friday, October 23rd for their 8th birthday!

Loaves & Fishes website: http://www.loavesandfishesnwok.org/

Loaves & Fishes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Loavesandfishesnwok

Full Interview below!


City Approves Purchase of Great Plains Bank Building

(Enid, OK) City of Enid commissioners approved on Tuesday night a letter of intent for the city of Enid to purchase the downtown Great Plains Bank building for $250,000.

Under the new agreement, the bank will continue to lease the building, located at 401 W. Broadway, for a year until it is able to move into a new facility. The city will also lease a portion of the building to nonprofit youth program Making a Difference, an after-school and summer youth program focused on middle school children.

A draft lease agreement with the program, that also approved Tuesday, will include shared use of the building’s second-floor conference room. United Way of Northwest Oklahoma currently occupies a suite on the floor.

Commissioners also approved an agreement to be executed between the Enid Public Transportation Authority and Oklahoma Department of Transportation for funds no greater than $45,513. The agreement will be extended through Sept. 30, 2022.


Two Enid Women Among 18 New Deaths Due to COVID-19

(Enid, OK ) Two women from Garfield County were among 18 new deaths associated with COVID-19, reported on Tuesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The OSDH also announced an increase of 1,475 cases of the virus statewide. The women were in the 50-64 and 65 and older age groups, according to OSDH. There have been 25 deaths in the county, all from Enid.

There were 13 other deaths in the 65 and older age group: two women and one man in Tulsa County, two men in Lincoln County, two women from Grady County, men from Rogers, LeFlore, Cleveland, Kay and Mills counties and women from Comanche and Oklahoma counties. There were three others deaths in the 50-64 age group: two women from Creek and Tulsa counties and an Oklahoma County man.

Garfield County saw an increase of 30 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday for an overall total of 2,266, with 354 of those being active. Enid saw a gain of 26 cases for a total of 2,082 since March, with 316 active cases.

Other Northwest Oklahoma county case increases on Tuesday were nine in Blaine, six in Woodward, four in Woods and three each in Kingfisher and Major counties.


Vance Air Force Pilot Arrested for Attempted Lewd Acts

(Enid, OK) According to Oklahoma County court records, an instructor pilot at Vance Air Force Base was arrested for attempted lewd acts with a minor.

Major Gary Meyer, an instructor pilot with the 8th Flying Training Squadron at Vance Air Force Base, was arrested on October 16th after an investigation into an Aug. 30 incident at the Target in Edmond, according to a criminal probable cause filing with the Oklahoma County Court Clerk’s office.

According to the case report by Edmond Police Department, police questioned Meyer on Oct. 16th after a woman shopping in the Edmond Target with her minor daughter alleged Meyer was using his cell phone camera in an attempt to take photos or video up her daughter’s skirt. The woman told police Meyer had placed his phone in his handheld shopping basket and repeatedly held or set the basket near her daughter.

Police contacted Meyer in the parking lot of the Target and examined his phone. Police did not find any images, initially, but did identify an app that appeared to be a hidden photo album, according to the information in the report. The subsequent investigation led police to Meyer’s home, where evidence was found that led to his arrest.

At this time there are no military court proceedings against Meyer.


Enid Police Department Looking For Drive-By Footage

(Enid, OK) Enid Police Department is asking residents and businesses with video surveillance cameras to check their systems for footage that could have recorded a vehicle suspected in two drive-by shootings over the previous 7 days.

No injuries were reported in either incident, but damage was caused to two different vehicles and some property, according to the EPD.

The first incident was reported at 11:36 p.m. Oct. 13th in the area of Sun Ridge Estates and the second was reported at 12:11 a.m. Oct. 18th in the 300 block of East Cherry.

EPD is asking for anyone with video cameras in those areas to check those dates and times 10 minutes before and after the reported times with hopes the suspect vehicle may have been captured on video.

If you do have video of vehicles that do not belong in the area at those times, contact EPD at (580) 242-7000. The case reference numbers are CF-2020-9052 and CF-2020-9190.


Garfield County Sees 18 New Cases of COVID-19, 2 More Deaths Reported in State

(Enid, OK) Oklahoma saw an increase of 774 COVID-19 cases with two new deaths being reported Monday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Deaths reported Monday were two men in the 65 and older age group from Tillman and Tulsa counties, according to the OSDH.

Garfield County saw an increase of 18 COVID-19 cases on Monday for an overall total of 2,236, with 360 of those being active. Enid saw a gain of 13 cases for a total of 2,056, with 323 active cases.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid reported 11 inpatients who had tested positive for the virus and Integris Bass Baptist Health Center had not provided an updated report yet on Monday, but the hospital reported 13 COVID-19-related inpatients on Friday.

Other Northwest Oklahoma county case increases on Monday were eight in Major, five in Blaine, four each in Grant and Kingfisher, three each in Woods and Woodward and two in Alfalfa County.


Guidelines for Halloween Released by City of Enid

(Enid, OK) The city of Enid has issued some guidelines for residents to celebrate Halloween safely this year.

According to a press release, the city asks residents to:

• Trick-or-treat only with family members

• Wear cloth face masks that do not obstruct eye vision

• Carry hand sanitizer

• Follow social distancing in neighborhoods

• Carve pumpkins or decorate outside with household members

• Host a virtual costume, sing-along or dance contest

• Movie night with family members

• Avoid confined spaces with others that are not part of your household

The city also asks residents to stay home and away from others if they feel unwell or have been around people who feel sick.


3 More Deaths Reported in Oklahoma Due to COVID-19, Almost 800 New Cases in State

(Enid, OK) Oklahoma saw an increase of 796 COVID-19 cases and three more deaths were reported Sunday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Deaths reported were three men in the 65 and older age group in Pottawatomie, McIntosh and Payne counties.

Garfield County saw an increase of 23 COVID-19 cases on Sunday for an overall total of 2,218, with 359 of those being active. Enid saw a gain of 20 cases to top out at 2,043, with 321 active. There have been 23 deaths in Garfield County with the virus as the cause or contributor, all of them being in Enid.

Other Northwest Oklahoma county case increases on Sunday were 10 in Kingfisher, six in Alfalfa, five in Woods, three in Blaine, two in Woodward and one in Major County.

For more COVID-19 updates, keep visiting Enid Live!


EPD Arrest Two Men During Marijuana Farm Burglary

(Enid, OK) Two men were arrested early Thursday morning after being found inside an Enid marijuana farm and were charged with multiple felony complaints.

According to an Enid Police Department press release, Joshua Andrew McElfresh, 34, and Terry Neil Fulkersin, 35, were arrested on complaints of first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony, knowingly concealing stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. McElfresh also was arrested on complaints of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm after former conviction.

Officers were searching with a forward-looking infrared camera and found McElfresh hiding beneath a pile of marijuana plants. He told officers he was an employee of the farm and had fallen asleep, but the owner of the business and employees confirmed he was not an employee. McElfresh also had a backpack of marijuana, a plastic bag of methamphetamine and an unloaded semiautomatic handgun, according to the press release.

A security company for the farm reported seeing two people attempting to break into the operation. A security guard found Fulkersin wearing a backpack full of marijuana. Elliott also found a plastic bag containing a crystalline substance near Fulkersin’s location, according to the press release. The owner of the farm said, estimated, the pair caused more than $20,000 in damage and further examination of the grounds would need to be conducted for additional damages.


Water Shutoff to Affect Residents on Monday, Tuesday

(Enid, OK) Water will be shut off Monday and Tuesday throughout parts of Maple so that a new water line can be connected.

Water will be shut off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in the following areas:

• Maple from Davis to 16th

• 15th from Maple to Randolph

• 14th from Maple to Pine

• 13th from Elm to Randolph

• Elm from 12th to 14th

This information comes from the City of Enid. For more updates, stay on Enid Live!


Parts of Garriott Will Be Closed for New Project

(Enid, OK) Part of Garriott Road between 8th and 10th will be closed beginning Friday to allow work with a new development.

Contractors will be constructing new approaches and curbs. Work is expected to take two weeks time.

For more updates, stay on Enid Live!


Over 1k More COVID-19 Cases in State, 13 More Deaths Also Reported

(Enid, OK) COVID-19 cases increased by 1,121 with 13 more deaths on Wednesday reported in the state, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Eleven of the deaths were in the 65 and older range: three women and two men in Oklahoma County; men in Haskell, Cleveland, Tulsa and McCurtain counties; and women in Creek and Pushmataha counties. The two other reported deaths were a Tulsa County woman in the 50-64 age group and an Oklahoma County man in the 18-35 age group.

Garfield County cases rose by 15 to make the overall total 2,095 since March, with 342 of those being active cases, according to OSDH on Wednesday. Enid gained 16 new cases for a total of 1,932 overall, with 300 active cases.

There have been 23 COVID-19-associated deaths in Garfield County, all in Enid, according to OSDH. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there have been 1,132 deaths, statewide, in which the virus was the cause or a contributing factor since the pandemic reached Oklahoma in March.


Unfamiliar Aircrafts from Vance Air Force Base No Cause For Concern

(Enid, OK) From the Vance Air Force Base Facebook page, do not be surprised if unfamiliar aircrafts are heard over Enid this morning and possibly going into the afternoon.

The base will be hosting “several F-35s and A-10s for the day”, according to their Facebook page.

Flights will begin at 9:00am and will be flying late into the morning over Enid and surrounding areas.


Intersection of Van Buren & Indian Drive Closed for Repairs

(Enid, OK) The intersection of Indian Drive and Van Buren will be closed beginning Wednesday concrete repairs.

The closure is expected to last about two weeks, according to the city of Enid.

More updates to come to Enid Live!


Garfield County Man Among 15 Deaths in State Due to COVID-19

(Enid, OK) COVID-19 cases in the state increased by 1,309 on Tuesday with 15 more deaths, including a Garfield County man in the 50-64 age group, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Garfield County cases rose by 16 to make an overall total of 2,080 since March, with 356 of those active, according to OSDH. Enid added new 15 cases to make an active total of 306.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there have been 23 COVID-19-associated deaths in Garfield County. All of the Garfield County deaths have come from Enid. Nine of the deaths were in the 65 and older range: two Tulsa County women; men in Adair, McClain, McCurtain and Comanche; and women in Muskogee, Jackson and Sequoyah counties. With the Garfield County death, there were four others in the 50-64 age group: women in Pontotoc, Stephens and Roger Mills counties and a Comanche County man. The death of a Caddo County woman in the 36-49 age group also was reported by the OSDH.

Other Northwest Oklahoma county case increases on Tuesday were seven in Woodward, five in Woods, three in Blaine, two each in Kingfisher, Alfalfa and Noble and one in Grant County.


Water Services to Return to Normal Within Days

(Enid, OK) Enid water customers should see a return to normal conditions over the next two or three days after repairs were made to a waterline that was damaged last week near the intersection of Garland and Rupe.

The entire system will not be fully restored until next week, according to the city of Enid. Utility customers are encouraged to limit non-essential or large volume water usage until staff has confirmed the system is fully stabilized. All water lines are returning to normal operation slowly to reduce the possibility of damage to other pipes.

Garland between Evandale Drive and Rupe was set to reopen Monday afternoon.

The Public Utilities Department will monitor water storage levels across the system and will provide updates as they are available.


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