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AW)--An arrest warrant has been issued on charges related to the shooting death of 29 year-old Cord Kenneth Allen Friday night at a residence in the 1900 block of West Walnut. A nationwide alert has been issued for 20-year-old Jarrod Lee Bergman, who is considered by police to be armed and dangerous. Enid Police officials said a warrant for Bergman's arrest was issued Wednesday morning on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm after former felony conviction. During their investigation police reportedly positively identified Bergman at the crime scene around the time of the murder. Bergman may be in a black 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup bearing Oklahoma tag JGE 185, which was reported stolen out of Muskogee. If anyone sees Bergman or the truck, they should contact area law enforcement and not approach him. Anyone with information about Bergman's whereabouts is asked to contact Enid Police Department at (580) 242-7000. Anyone with information also can report an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, by text to 274637, typing “Enid” and a message in the text box or https://www.enid.org/services/police. Those submitting a tip could earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify nor be identified.

 

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ML)--An Enid woman is facing two felonies following her arrest in an area cemetery when authorities said she was in possession of more than double the trafficking amount of methamphetamine. Enid News and Eagle reports 41 year-old Sandra Luz Cardenas was charged Monday with felony counts of trafficking in illegal drugs and bringing or possessing contraband in a jail/penal institution. She also was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Trafficking in illegal drugs is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and by a fine. Bringing or possessing contraband in jail/penal institution is punishable by up to five years in prison, and/or by a fine. Cardenas is free on $1,500 bond and scheduled for arraignment today.

 

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SB)—State of Oklahoma General Revenue Fund collections in May were $490.1 million and came in at $65.5 million, or nearly 12%, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $83.8 million, or 14.6%, below collections in May of 2019. Total GRF collections over the first 11 months of fiscal year 2020 were $552.3 million, or 8.8%, below the estimate, and 7.6%, below prior year collections for the same period. “May’s revenue collections shortfall was expected, as continual losses suffered by the oil and gas industry negatively impact the state,” said OMES Director Steve Harpe. “Overall income tax collections have exceeded projections and surpassed last year’s total. As state government’s main operating fund, the GRF is the key indicator of state government’s fiscal status and the predominant funding source for the annual appropriated state budget. Revenue tables can be viewed on the OMES website: https://omes.ok.gov/pages/may-2020-financial-data-tables.

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CF)--Garfield County Republican Women will host their annual candidate rally this evening. The rally begins at 5:30 at YWCA Enid, 525 S. Quincy. Eight candidates who will be on the June 30 primary ballot will attend the forum. Those scheduled to attend the event are: J.J. Stitt, running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Jim Inhofe; Rep. Chad Caldwell and Taylor Venus, running for state representative; Sen. Roland Pederson and David Mason, running for state Senate; and the three candidates for Garfield County sheriff, Jody Helm, Dariel Momsen and Cory Rink .Each candidate will be given 10 minutes to present their platform. Because of social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a question-and-answer session. Attendance will be limited to about 35 people, the allowed occupancy of the room according to current restrictions. The event will be streamed on the group's Facebook page. The last day to request an absentee ballot for the June 30 primary election is 5:00 p.m. June 23.

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