Deputies Arrest OKC Brothers Who Lived In House Where 3 Bodies Found

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 2:24 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Warrant Team and U.S. Marshals arrested two brothers Tuesday who were wanted on multiple charges. They also lived in a house where three people were shot to death on April 14.

Authorities arrested 25-year-old Juan Carlos Hernandez and his brother, 26-year-old Jose Lucio Hernandez around 1:30 p.m., a day after arrests warrants were issued for them. Both brothers were wanted on complaints of possession of a firearm in commission of felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a sawed off shotgun, larceny of motor vehicle, and possession of marijuana.

The men were taken into custody at N.W. 164th and Pennsylvania after a short car pursuit in northwest Oklahoma City. They were booked into the Oklahoma County jail.

Police found 42-year-old James Lumpkin dead in the yard of a home in the 3200 block of S. Durland. Francisco Grajeda, 19, and Kayla Ramirez, 19, were found dead inside the home. Ramirez was Juan Carlos Hernandez's girlfriend.

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When police searched the house, they also found weapons, ammunition and what appeared to be marijuana. Detectives later learned the Hernandez brothers lived in the home, and a witness saw Juan Carlos leave moments after gunshots were heard.

Detectives immediately began trying to contact the brothers, but couldn't find them. Jose Hernandez called homicide detectives and left a voicemail, but he refused to come in or tell detectives where he was.

Detectives say the arrests of the Hernandez brothers are unrelated to the triple homicide.

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