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June 18, 2014

Newton charged with first-degree murder

— A Muskogee man has been charged with murder in the first degree for allegedly shooting Alexander Ethan Garfield.

Charges were filed against Deontee Eugene Newton, 21, in Muskogee County District Court on Tuesday.

A sounding docket has been set for 10 a.m. July 1. At that time, a date will be set for a preliminary hearing. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, a judge will determine if Newton should stand trial.

Newton is being held in the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility without bond.

Officers responded to a shooting at The Pines Apartments at 3010 Denver St., shortly after noon Sunday. Police found Garfield deceased in one of the apartments, said Deputy Chief Chad Farmer.

Court records state a witness identified the shooter as Newton.

He was taken into custody at 2611 Denver St., on Sunday afternoon.

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