Bethany police named a suspect in connection to a deadly stabbing at the Bethany Square Apartments. Investigators arrested Cara Lane, 29, on a complaint of first-degree murder.
Bethany police responded to a stabbing call at the complex near Northwest 19th and Rockwell Avenue on Thursday, August 29. When officers arrived, they found Jackey Ivey, 56, with stab wounds in the parking lot. Officers started first aid until paramedics arrived on scene.
Police said Ivey was homeless but stayed on a resident’s porch. He was reportedly friends with Lane.
“We spoke to several residents at the apartment complex,” said Lt. Angelo Orefice, Bethany Police Department. “They indicted they were friends and associates and hung out because everyone kind of lived in one corner of the apartment complex.”
Lt. Orefice said Ivey was known around the complex as a handyman.
“He would help out different residents,” said Orefice. “He would get groceries for them, clean off their porches. Things like that for two, three or five dollars here and there and that’s how he made his living.”
Investigators are still piecing together what happened between the victim and Lane.
“Just based on the investigation right now,” said Lt. Orefice. “As far as an actual eye witness of the actual stabbing there is none.”
Police are not getting much information from the suspect.
“Based on her mental health issues right now,” said Lt. Orefice. “We just did not get enough information from her.”
The stabbing victim died at a local hospital. Lane is now in the Oklahoma County Jail on a first-degree murder complaint.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Bethany police at 405-789-2323.