Three Teens Arrested On First Degree Murder Complaints In Cleveland Co.


Friday, March 4th 2016, 5:37 pm
By: News 9


Three Oklahoma teenagers are behind bars, accused of first degree murder. They are being held in connection with a deadly home invasion back on February 13, where one suspect was shot and killed.

The latest to be arrested is Xavier Hollins, 17. US Marshals tracked him down at the Motel 6 in Shawnee the night of Thursday, March 3.

Hollins now joins Bryn Deere, 17, and Nicholas Adkins, 18, who were arrested early Wednesday, March 2.

3/4/16 Related Story: Cleveland County Deputies Make Third Arrest In Deadly Home Invasion

Adkins was arrested at a Shawnee home and Deere was captured at a home in Tecumseh. Investigators also recovered two weapons that are believed to have been used during the home invasion.

The incident report revealed the homeowners were inside a home on 192nd Ave getting ready for bed when the attempted burglary happened. The report stated the wife hid in the closet and the husband armed himself with his pistol for protection. Then, the suspects began to shoot at the husband who then fired his weapon back in self-defense.

When deputies arrived, they found a man in a ski mask lying dead in the front yard, with a handgun lying next to him. He was later identified as 18-year-old Derek Stewart of McAlester.

2/19/16 Related Story: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Identifies Home Invasion Suspect Killed

The husband and wife have yet to publicly comment on the arrests or about what happened. But the Cleveland County Sheriff's office said they do anticipate more arrests.

For now, Hollins, Adkins and Deere are all being held on a complaint of first degree murder, first degree murder and two gun related charges, but they are yet to be formally charged. Charges are expected to be filed next week.