Bond Denied, Man Accused In Deadly I-40 Shooting Charged With Murder

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ARAPAHO, Okla. (KFOR) — A man is facing serious charges after allegedly going on a shooting rampage along I-40 last week.

On Thursday morning, officers responded to I-40 in Hydro after witnesses reported a shooting along the interstate.

The calls to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol indicated a road rage scenario with a man shooting at vehicles.

The first victim killed was identified as 45-year-old Jeffrey Kent Powell.

The second victim killed was 63-year-old Bille Jean West.

“[I’ve never seen] anything that was this random and intentional and senseless as just driving down the interstate shooting at all kinds of vehicles, commercial trucks, vans, SUVs, small compact cars,” Sheriff Bruce Peoples said.

Initially, authorities arrested 36-year-old Jeremy Doss Hardy on DUI.

On Monday, officials charged Hardy with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, five counts of use of a vehicle in discharging of a weapon and one count of eluding or attempting to elude a police officer.

Also, he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

A bond was denied.