Muskogee Judge Found Dead After Reported Shooting

Apr 20, 2017


Credit Muskogee Police

A Muskogee municipal judge has been found dead in his home less than a week after being arrested — but never charged — on a domestic abuse complaint.

Muskogee police issued a statement saying Judge Bart Fite was found dead about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday by officers investigating a reported shooting at the home. The statement says no other details are being released. The Muskogee Phoenix reports, online, it may have been a suicide. 

Fite was arrested last Friday after his wife said she asked police to remove him from their home.

Both Fite and his wife — Margie Fite — denied that he hit or injured her. Margie Fite said she wanted him out of the home because he threatened to divorce her and have her removed from the home.