New Arrests Made In 6-Year-Old OKC Murder Case
OKLAHOMA CITY - Local investigators are closer to wrapping up a six-year-old murder case.
Four suspects are now behind bars in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Cody Davis. Police arrested 27-year-old Marquinez Woody and 23-year-old Mychael Hill, on Thursday.
Not much has changed in six years at the northwest Oklahoma City apartments where Davis was gunned down except the name. In November 2012, residents living near NW 27th Street and N. Meridian Avenue heard gunshots late at night and saw a young man collapse to his death.
Police found Davis in the parking lot and a car with bullet holes several blocks away. At the time police had very few clues and the case went cold.
“Sometimes investigations take a little bit longer,” said Officer Megan Morgan. “They can’t make arrests immediately because they have to. Investigators have to develop probable cause and get as much evidence processed as they can.”
Four years later, investigators developed leads that pointed them to Mickiah Fauteux. He was arrested in August 2016 and has since been charged with first-degree murder.
Again, there was little movement in the case until last week. Officers arrested a second suspect, Anthony Coldiron-Rangel. Continued police work led to two more arrests on Thursday.
“Fortunately, in this case, they’ve been able to arrest four people because of that continued investigation,” said Morgan. “In cases like this it is nice to be able to bring closure to the families, so they can receive some type of justice.”
Only one suspect has been formally charged. Fauteux’s next court appearance is in May.