Couple Arrested In Connection To Death Of Lexington Teenager

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 5:36 pm
By: News 9

Cleveland County deputies arrested a Lexington couple Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop in the 500 block of Highway 39.

Tonya Moss, 32, and Justin Moore, 34, are currently being held in the Cleveland County Detention Center without bond, while detectives continue their investigation into what exactly happened at their home Saturday night.

That's where neighbors say a party involving several teenagers took place and where 15-year-old Nicolas Faught was found dead inside a bathroom.

“These two did live at the residence, however Nicolas Faught did not,” said Meghan McCormick with the Cleveland County Sheriff's office.

McCormick says Moss and Moore lived in this home in the 16000 block of Pottawatomie Road with her teenage son and neighbors say they often threw big parties; parties that often involved alcohol.

McCormick says what happened there last weekend should serve as a sobering reminder to all parents about what can happen, especially with prom season underway.

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“We urge any parent out there who is planning on hosting any parties in the future to not let their teenagers or any children at all consume any alcohol,” said McCormick.

The medical examiner's office has still not determined exactly how Faught died, but has ruled out foul play. It is waiting for toxicology results which could take up to six weeks to complete.

In the meantime, those who knew Faught continue to mourn his loss. His funeral is set for Friday morning at the First Baptist Church in Purcell. His family has declined to make any comments at this time.

The sheriff's office states In Oklahoma, a person who permits invitees under 21 to possess or consume alcohol or controlled dangerous substances - and which result in great bodily harm or death - can be charged with a felony crime.

Formal charges have not yet been filed against Moss or Moore. Right now Moore is being held on complaints of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, permitting an invitee under 21 to consume alcohol resulting in death, transporting a loaded firearm and carrying a firearm.

Moss is being held on complaints of child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, permitting an invitee under 21 to consume alcohol resulting in death, and carrying a firearm after felony conviction. Her 17-year-old son has been placed in protective custody.