UPDATE: Charges have now been filed for suspects Denison and Johnson, according to the Oklahoma State Courts Network. The current charges are Murder in the First Degree and Larceny of Automobile. No official date has been issued regarding their extradition, back to Tulsa.
The Fayetteville Police Department responded to call from Whataburger, in Fayetteville, Ark. There had been a possible sighting of a vehicle belonging to Sarah Maguire, who was a victim of a brutal homicide in Tulsa, Okla.
Tulsa Police Department detectives informed the FDP that Maguire’s credit card has also been used at that Whataburger. According to TPD, the car that belonged to Maguire was a 2012 white Dodge Charger. Investigators believed that the vehicle may have been stolen by the murderer.
When officers arrived at the scene in Ark. two individuals were sitting in the back seat of the Charger. Nicholas Johnson, 25 from Tulsa and Brinlee Denison, 23 from Sapulpa.
Both individuals were taken into custody without incident. They are currently being held in Benton County Jail.
Lt. Watkins, head of Homicide TPD, is currently working on getting a warrant to extradite the suspects back to Tulsa for murder charges, a lengthy process that could take weeks.
Investigators state that the Maguire was murdered by blunt force trauma in her West Tulsa home and believe that the suspects and the victim knew each other. She was only 29. Maguire never made it to her 30th birthday at the end of Jan.
Her family released a statement on Facebook Wednesday night, expressing their devastation for the loss of Maguire, their gratitude to TPD and their faith that justice will be served.
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