Victim, suspect identified in Moore slaying

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 8:33 am
By: News 9


MOORE, Okla. -- An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the early morning death of a Moore man.

Jeffery Jon Weaver was booked into the Cleveland County jail on a complaint of first-degree murder.

Weaver is accused of killing Gregory Lee Lutts after Lutts was found sprawled on a lawn near his house with numerous puncture wounds over his body this morning, police said.

Lutts was found at around 2 a.m. Wednesday on a lawn at the intersection of SE 28 St. and Elizabeth Ann Terr., authorities said. 

"At roughly about 2 a.m. this morning, we received a call that someone heard a man that was yelling for help," Sgt. Todd Strickland with the Moore Police Department said.  

Moments later, a resident in the next block called police to report a man was asking for a ride to leave the area. 

Police said they went to that location and after a brief scuffle with Weaver, took him into custody.

The 40-year-old Lutts had recently pleaded guilty of possession of methamphetamine in his home. He got a ten year suspended sentence and continued living in the same house.

Neighbors said they were aware of his drug conviction and were shocked by his death.

"You don't expect that in this neighborhood," neighbor Earnie Deeds said. "It's quiet. It's a friendly quiet neighborhood. You just don't expect people come along and kill someone."