Cleveland Co. DA Holds News Conference On Beheading Suspect Charges

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:26 am
By: News 9

The Cleveland County District Attorney held a news conference Tuesday morning concerning charges against a man accused of beheading a woman and stabbing another one at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma, last Thursday.

Alton Nolen, 30, has been charged with first-degree murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon, DA Greg Mashburn said during the conference. 

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According to Moore police, last Thursday, Nolen, who had just been suspended from Vaughan Foods, beheaded 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and stabbed 43-year-old Traci Johnson in the front office area.

Off-duty reserve deputy Mark Vaughan, who is also the COO of the business, fired shots at Nolen and ended the attack. Nolen and Johnson are in stable condition.

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Moore police said they have asked the FBI to investigate Nolen's background, because co-workers said Nolen had just converted to Islam, and he had been trying to convert other employees as well.