Stilwell murder suspect arrested

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UPDATE: STILWELL, Okla. (KNWA/KFTA) — Tyler Presley, the suspect in the murder of Brandon Stane yesterday in Stilwell is in custody, according to police.

He was arrested without incident in Adair County at approximately 5:45 p.m on May 14, according to police.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement officials from both Oklahoma and Arkansas assisted the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) with this investigation.

UPDATE: STILWELL, Okla. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is searching for a pickup truck in connection with the homicide.

The truck is a white Ford Ranger pickup truck that agents believe is being driven by the suspect in a murder, according to a press release.

There is an active arrest warrant for first-degree murder for 35-year-old Tyler Presley.

He is accused of shooting Brandon Stane yesterday, May 13, at a residence on S. 4725 Road in Stilwell.

Police say the suspect left the scene of the shooting in Stane’s 1995 Ford Ranger pickup that has blue pinstripes on both sides and Oklahoma tag JLE643.

Police say the pickup was seen on a Springdale, retail store’s security video at 5:00 p.m. yesterday, May 13.

The OSBI is working with multiple law enforcement agencies in both Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well as the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Crime Task Force, in an attempt to locate the pickup and the suspect.

Police say Presley is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

If you see the truck or Presley, contact your local law enforcement agency or the OSBI immediately. The OSBI’s tipline is (800) 522-8017 or You can remain anonymous.

Presley is described as a white male, 6’ tall and 200 pounds.


STILWELL, Okla. (KNWA/KFTA) — Police in Oklahoma are searching for the suspect in a homicide after a man was found dead from a gunshot wound in Stilwell on Wednesday.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) says it has identified 35-year-old Tyler Presley as the suspect in the death of Brandon Stane.

On May 13, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI assistance regarding a homicide at S. 4725 Road in Stilwell. According to OSBI, Stane was found deceased at the residence from a gunshot wound.

Police say Presley was identified as a suspect after agents with OSBI conducted interviews and collected evidence. He reportedly fled the scene prior to the arrival of first responders.

Presley’s current location is unknown to authorities.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Adair County Sheriff’s Office or the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or You can remain anonymous.


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