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Two People On The Run, Accused Of Killing Two Men In MWC Motel

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Jonathan Grafton, 22, accused of killing father and father's cousin. An arrest warrant was also issued for Daphne Mason, 21. Jonathan Grafton, 22, accused of killing father and father's cousin. An arrest warrant was also issued for Daphne Mason, 21.
Off-duty Sapulpa police Lt. Trey Pritchard was one of the two men killed in a Midwest City motel. Off-duty Sapulpa police Lt. Trey Pritchard was one of the two men killed in a Midwest City motel.
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -

A Sapulpa police lieutenant and his cousin were killed and the two accused killers are on the run.

All four people involved in the case are from the Sapulpa area, but the horrific crimes happened in the metro over the weekend.

Police said it all started when Jonathan Grafton, 22, stole his dad's pickup and drove it to Midwest City.

He bought a room at the Traveler’s Inn motel Saturday morning on SE 29 Street.

Grafton's father, Jeffrey Grafton, and his cousin, off-duty Sapulpa police Lt. Trey Pritchard, traveled to Midwest City, tracking the stolen truck using GPS. They showed up to the motel to get it back.

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“We know that Jeffrey went into the motel room first. After a few moments, he didn’t return. And what we know is that apparently, Trey went inside the motel room where they were both killed,” Midwest City police Chief Brandon Clabes said.

The motel clerk told News 9 he went to room 238 just before 10 p.m. Saturday. He said the door was about six inches open and he saw someone inside lying on the floor who wasn't responding. He called 911.

When police arrived, the suspects were gone and both victims were lifeless in the room. Police are not saying how they were killed. But they think Jonathan Grafton and his 21-year-old girlfriend Daphne Mason are directly responsible for the two homicides.

“It’s sad when anybody loses their life, especially when it’s someone who we believe is a relative of one of the victims, and the fact that it’s an off-duty police officer, most likely trying to help a relative recover a vehicle and loses his life over something like this,” Clabes said.

Pritchard worked for Sapulpa police for nearly two decades and was a valuable member of their team, Clabes said.

Authorities found the stolen truck abandoned about 30 minutes away in Yukon along the 3600 block of N. Sara Road. 

Jonathan Grafton was just released from jail on June 3, according to Creek County Sheriff's officials.

A history behind bars and an eerie trail of Facebook posts show he's no stranger to criminal behavior.

“Murder is the only consistent answer to life’s problems” was posted as a status in March on Jonathan’s profile.

Arrest warrants were issued in Oklahoma County for two counts of first degree murder for Jonathan Grafton and Mason.

Police think they are either in the Oklahoma City area or back in the Tulsa area.

Authorities are working with the US Marshals to try and locate them.

Clabes urged anyone with information to call (405) 739-1306.

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