Tulsa Police Arrest Teen Wanted in Joplin Slaying

Dec 9, 2012

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 17-year-old wanted in connection to a Missouri home-invasion slaying has been arrested in Oklahoma.

KOTV reports that Tulsa police took Marcus Dwayne Stephens into custody Saturday evening. The Tulsa teen is accused of taking part in a July burglary that left 23-year-old Jacob Wages dead in a Joplin, Mo., residence.

Jail officials told The Associated Press that Stephens is being held on charges of fugitive from justice, first-degree burglary and juvenile curfew. It's not clear the specific charges he faces in Missouri. No attorney is listed for him.

Stephens is the fifth suspect arrested in the slaying. The Joplin Globe reports that 17-year-old Daniel Hartman is charged with first-degree murder, and 19-year-old Johnathan Taylor, 20-year-old Cody Stephens and 17-year-old Elijah Taylor are all charged with second-degree murder.