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SS)--Enid Police are searching for a suspect accused in an assault early today. Around 2:00 this morning EPD officers called to a stabbing in the 300 block of W. Wabash. When police arrived on the scene, they found a woman lying next to a vehicle in the alleyway. Investigators say the 40 year-old victim had been stabbed six to seven times in her abdomen. The woman was transported by Life EMS to Oakwood Mall. She was then flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and underwent surgery for her wounds. After being indentified by witnesses, authorities say they are searching for 37-year-old Donyel Tyrone Johnson in connection to the stabbing. He is believed to still be armed with a knife and is known to frequent the 1200 block of E. Broadway. If you see Johnson, you are urged to call 911.

 

 

                                                 --00— 23 Aug 21 1p

 

SO)--Two men have been arrested by Enid Police on complaints of failure to register as a sex offender and failure to comply with the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act. 23 year-old Daniel Ryan Redd was arrested Aug. 14 after EPD Officers responded to 1405 W. Maine on a report of someone not following sex offender registration rules. While at the address, police learned Redd had been staying there in violation of his sex offender registration. The residence is three blocks from McKinley Elementary School. Redd was charged with one felony count of living within 2,000 feet of a school, which is punishable by a fine of up to $3,000 or one to three years in prison, or both.

 

39-year-old Michael Allen Clark, of Okeene, was arrested on a complaint of failure to register as a sex offender. Police conducted an investigation into a sex offender from Okeene residing in Enid and failing to register with EPD. They located Clark at 2226 E. Elm and conducted an interview with him at the police station, and subsequently arrested Clark on a complaint of failure to register as a sex offender.

 

 

                                                 --00— 23 Aug 21 10a

 

NL)--Wesley Layton was named a lieutenant with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office last week. Having begun a career in law enforcement in 1988, Layton says he felt confident he could take on the role after former Lt. Ryan Fuxa was selected as the new undersheriff for Garfield County. As lieutenant, Layton told Enid News and Eagle some of his duties and responsibilities include supervising Garfield County Court House and transport deputies, and he’ll be overseeing training and keeping deputies up-to-date on mandated training each year.

 

                                                 --00— 23 Aug 21 9a

 

UW)--Five Enid area nonprofits will share a combined $16,500 in grants from the local United Way. Executive Director Dan Schiedel said, this year, United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma received requests exceeding $72,000 total. This funding is in addition to the ongoing support provided to United Way’s 15 partner agencies and was open to all nonprofits in its 17-county service area.

 

Nonprofits that received funding were: $2,000, for 4RKids Foundation, music therapy; $2,000, Thayne A. Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing Center, remote therapy and outside bench; $5,000, Youth & Family Services of North Central OK, Thelma’s House/emergency youth shelter/transitional living program; $5,000, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Enid and North Central Oklahoma, elder abuse task force; and $2,500, Western Plains Youth and Family Services, rural school outreach program. For more information on making tax-deductible donations through United Way, contact Schiedel at dan@unitedwayenid.org or call (580) 237-0821.

 

                                                 --00— 23 Aug 21 9a

 

SW)--City of Enid Engineering Department said crews will be closing the outside lanes of South Grand near Owen K. Garriott for signalization improvements at the intersection. The closures will happen intermittently and be in short durations beginning today and is expected to be completed by Friday, September 10th. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with extreme caution in this area during the construction effort.

 

                                                 --00— 23 Aug 21 4p

 

CN)— Forty newly diagnosed  virus-related deaths and 6,218 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Friday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Currently, 20,809 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, with 1,469 people hospitalized in Oklahoma for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 2,113.

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

Data shown are preliminary and subject to change
as additional information is obtained

 

COVID-19 Cases

530,594

New Cases

1,558

New Cases 7 day Average

2,113

Active Cases

20,809

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

8,997

 

 

There have been 8288 positive COVID-19 cases, and 140 deaths in Garfield County. 7320 of those cases and 129 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2225 cases, Alfalfa 1195, Blaine County is at 1134 cases, Major 1019, and Grant 594. 

 

                                                 --00— 23 Aug 21 12n

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