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MA)--Authorities made a second arrest this morning in connection with the August 3 murder of 38 year-old Nestor Garcia Ramirez at an Enid residence. 26 year-old Dorhee Ventura Wofford was arrested about 1:00 this morning by the FBI and Oklahoma City Police Department and was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a charge of first degree murder, pending transfer to Garfield County. The arrest came after Enid Police Department obtained a warrant for Wofford's arrest, stemming from its investigation into Ramirez's murder in Enid. Enid Police officers served a search warrant at 325 Sooner Trail about 1:00 Wednesday afternoon in connection to Ramirez' murder. Late Wednesday afternoon, police arrested 25 year-old Courtney Renee Sherrill, also known as Courtney Flowers at the Enid Police Department. She subsequently was booked into Garfield County Detention Facility on complaints of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and child endangerment. EPD Capt. Tim Jacobi said no additional information was being released as the investigation is ongoing. Ramirez was died Aug. 5 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, after he was shot during an early morning Aug. 3 burglary at his residence in the 1900 block of East Walnut. Witnesses reportedly told police two armed men forced their way into the residence and demanded money. While inside, they beat and shot Ramirez, struck a pregnant woman and threatened to shoot several juveniles. The men robbed the victims of cash and fled the scene before police arrived. The men were described as two black males, 18 to 22 years old, armed with handguns, wearing all-black clothing, face masks and backpacks. One of the suspects was described as having a large amount of acne on his face. If you have any information about this crime, call the Enid Police Department non-emergency number at (580) 242-7000, call Garfield County Crime Stoppers at 233-6233 or text keyword EPDTIP to 847411. Information also can be sent via the Enid PD app, available for iPhone and Android users. You may earn a reward, remain anonymous and won’t be required to testify.

 

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CV)— Garfield County has moved back into the moderate risk level for COVID-19 as another death and 26 more cases were reported in the county today by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. OSDH reported four counties were added to the "orange" risk zone, considered to be moderate. Some counties were lowered from orange to "yellow," the low risk color code on the map. Four were added in the northwestern region of Oklahoma, based on a comparison to last week's risk assessment map.

 

Six new virus-related deaths, including a Garfield County woman age 65 or older, and 794 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Thursday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 46,897 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths is up to 644. The state health department said 6,971 Oklahomans are considered active COVID-19 cases. A total of 3,953 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 567 patients currently in the hospital. So far, 39,282 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus with 627 more cases considered recovered since Thursday.

 

There have been 555 positive COVID-19 cases, and seven deaths in Garfield County. 516 of those cases and all seven deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 151 cases, Blaine County is at 45 cases, Major 38, Grant 17, and Alfalfa 5.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

08.14.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

46,897

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date  

696,345

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date  

751,437

*Currently Hospitalized 

567

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

3,953

Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

644

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health. *As of 2020-08-14 at 7:00 a.m.

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RB)--A Hunter man charged in June with assault and battery with a deadly weapon had his bond reduced during a hearing this week. Attorneys for 44 year-old Alexander John Feaster filed a writ of habeas corpus claiming Feaster's bond was "excessive, unreasonable, and effectively no bail at all." According to Enid News and Eagle, a District Judge ruled in favor of Feaster on Wednesday, reducing his bond from $500,000 to $75,000. Feaster also will be allowed to live with his mother in Tonkawa and return to Garfield County to attend court and meet with his attorneys. He also is to have no contact with the alleged victim. Feaster was arrested in June and is accused of shooting a 26-year-old Enid woman who stole a Nazi flag being flown at his Hunter residence. Feaster was charged June 30 with the felony and had been held in lieu of bond since his arrest. Feaster said he feared for his safety and fired in self-defense. A preliminary hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13.

 

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AM)--United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma will host its annual meeting and awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 in in the Grand Ballroom of Stride Bank Center. The meeting will feature lunch, special presentations, the 2019-20 campaign totals and the announcement from the 2020-21 campaign chairs. Funds raised through the United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma’s campaign go to support 15 nonprofit member agencies. Several individuals will receive special recognition during the Aug. 21 event, including Tocqueville Society Leadership Awards, certificates of recognition and achievements, and the 2020 recipient of the Dick Lambertz Memorial Award. The cost to attend is $35 per person or $300 for a table for eight. Friday is the deadline to RSVP for event. For information and tickets, call Kim at the United Way office at (580) 237-0821 or email kim@unitedwayenid.org.

 

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