OSBI Continues Sentinel Shooting Investigation

Monday, January 19th 2015, 4:53 pm
By: News 9

Authorities said they still have unanswered questions surrounding last week's Sentinel Police Chief shooting and bomb threat called into 911. Officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) said they continue to find answers this week.

Family members of Dallas Horton told News 9 he and his wife have yet to return home following the chaos that erupted outside the home Thursday morning.

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But they have been working to move on from the situation. The door that was once kicked in by investigators was replaced.

OSBI computer analysts said no phones connected to Dallas Horton ever made the threats to 911 Thursday morning.

Police Chief Louis Ross said a Washita County 911 dispatcher received two calls from a man identifying himself as Dallas Horton.

During that second call, the caller said a bomb inside the refrigerator at the head start school would detonate at 8 a.m.

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But the question remained; if Horton didn't call in the threats, then who did?

That's a question OSBI investigators said they are working to determine.

"We first heard about the bomb threat, I knew it was not Dallas. He wouldn't do anything like that," said one of Horton's family members.

Another family member said they believe Horton may have been targeted by someone he'd recently upset.

All who know Horton continued to stand by his innocence in both investigations.

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"He thought he was protecting his home and his wife. He didn't know what was going on until the door was busted down. And you have a right to protect your family and that's what he was doing," said that same family member.

Washita County Sheriff's Department officials said they continue of offer their help while Chief Ross recovers at home.