Deadly Fight Leads To Murder Charge Against Seminole Man

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 7:11 pm
By: News 9

SEMINOLE, Oklahoma -- Prosecutors have charged a man with first-degree murder following a fight near Cromwell.

Charles Kiplinger, 41, was arraigned Thursday in Seminole County. Prosecutors say Kiplinger fought with 58-year-old Bill Croft Tuesday, and Croft later died from his injuries.

For 24 hours, law enforcement launched a state-wide manhunt for Kiplinger. He surrendered Wednesday at the Cleveland County jail and was then transferred back to Seminole County.

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