LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – The suspect arrested by the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the Wednesday morning (July 9) shooting has been arrested before, three times in three years, according to court documents.
Deputies working with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested the suspect the same day the victim was found dead, according to a post on the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Randy Shelton, 53, was shot in the torso and killed at his home near Monroe, Okla., the post states.
“From heaven my dad would be telling us not to cry don’t shed any tears,” said Shelton’s daughter Randa Piovesan.
48-Year-Old Richard Roland Humphries was arrested in connection with the shooting on Wednesday, according to the post.
“I had no idea he was going to do it,” said Humphries brother Jesse Humphries. “I heard him talk in his head about things.”
Humphries was previously arrested in 2008, 2009 and 2010 on different charges but received either a deferred sentence or suspended sentence for all of them, according to a court official.
In 2008, he was charged DUI, but he plead guilty, took a plea deal and received a deferred sentence, the court official said.
In 2009, he was charged with assault, but he plead no content, took a plea deal and received a deferred sentence, according to the official.
In 2010, he was convicted of assault and battery on a police officer (felony), but the charge was lowered to a misdemeanor, and he received a one year suspended sentence, the court official said.
The shooting happened around 4 a.m. in the 3500 block of Midway Road, according to officials.
Shelton’s wife was awakened by gunshots and found her husband. She then called 911, officials said.
“I think my husband has been shot,” Shleton’s wife said to a 911 dispatcher. “I was in the bathroom and I heard oh God and I heard three bangs. I just saw somebody pull out of my backyard. He`s laying on my kitchen floor.”
Humphries and Shelton were both neighbors, according to officials.
Humphries is being held without bond in the LeFlore County Detention Center. He faces a charge of first degree murder, the post states.
An investigation is still ongoing, according to the post.