Luther Police Chief Marcus Thurman reports it was a quiet night Monday, except for the “fireworks.”
The full force of the law, including all agencies assisting with extra patrols, came in on a residence near the post office last night when calls of “shots fired” were heard. Turns out it was fireworks.
Not funny. Not smart.
The night was long for all of us. LPD also worked a break-in. Routine.
Chief Thurman also reminds Luther citizens to ALLOW the authorities to respond to calls. Stay out of it.
“When we get a call, let us investigate. We are having citizens come out with guns in hand. Not a good idea, we don’t know if they are the bad guy or not,” said Chief Thurman.
We are checking in with Oklahoma County Sheriff and other authorities for updates on the search for Michael Vance. There is no “new” information on his whereabout as of Tuesday morning.
Also to STOMP OUT a rumor that was reported from other sources about Vance having some sort of “hit list” that included Luther residents at the school or elsewhere, Chief Thurman again tells The Luther Register that information is rumor and unsubstantiated. It is NOT true.
He anticipates extra police presence in our community for at least a week.
UPDATE: The funeral for Ron & Kay will be Friday at 2pm at Luther High School Auditorium.
UPDATE: From OSCO Spokesman Mark Opgrande (10 am Tuesday):
Opgrande says until evidence is received to the contrary, authorities believe Vance is traveling in the gray 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The last known location was Sayre Oklahoma, early Monday morning.
“We believe he got back on I-40 headed east bound. That doesn’t mean he headed back into the Oklahoma County area though. He very well could have gotten off the highway and headed another direction. There is not really any evidence to suggest he would return to the area other than he has already shown no regard for human life and as a precaution we made sure to let his family know it is always a possibility,” said Opgrande.
He also reminded us that it is believed Vance was wounded in the shoulder in the initial gun fight with Wellston Police Officers.
“People should remain vigilant and know that a lot of law enforcement agencies are working day and night to find him,” he said.