TULSA, Okla. - Two brothers have been arrested in the execution style murders that occurred Monday, January 7th, at Fairmont Terrace Apartments.
23-year-old twin sisters Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson were lined up and shot execution-style.
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced Wednesday afternoon that 32-year-old Cedric Dwayne Poore and 39-year-old James Stanford Poore have been arrested and are expected to be charged with four counts of first degree murder.
Jordan says both men have previous records.
Cedric Poore was in jail on previous charges when he was arrested.
James Poore was arrested Wednesday morning.
Both men were said to live in the Fairmont Terrace Apartments where the quadruple murder occured.
Chief Jordan says he does not expect more arrests in the case but would not rule out the possibility.
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett was out of town at the time of the arrests. He released the following statement:
“The Tulsa Police Department is known for their quick efforts of finding perpetrators and they indeed lived up to their stellar reputation for this case. I have the utmost confidence in Chief Chuck Jordan and the Tulsa Police Department and I knew they would bring in those involved with this hideous quadruple murder in very short order. Although a direct tip from the public cannot be identified as the catalyst that led to the arrests, tips are always important, which is part of great police work from our force.”
“We can now get to the essence of this issue and that is much bigger than crime, it’s about poverty. We’re moving forward on our mission to establish a method to hold out-of-state apartment owners accountable for safe, secure and peaceful places to live. We continue to look down every possible avenue on how we can improve our city.”