Dustin Shawn Metcalf, 28, Calera, did not speak in court yesterday, so a judge entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.
Metcalf is accused in the August murder of Dresean Jaron Jones, 19, who was gunned down at a vacant lot in Cartwright after investigators said Jones failed to provide marijuana that had been paid for.
According to an affidavit by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Wesley Dylan Kelley, 19, Durant, had given Jones $500 for marijuana, and when Jones failed to provide it, Kelley went to Metcalf for help. They then met with Harold Ray Hass, 23, residency not listed, and Alora Dannin Hix, 21, Denison.
The affidavit states that Hix lured Jones to Cartwright by promising sexual favors. Investigators said Jones began to run away and he was shot in the back by Hass after Metcalf said to shoot him.
Kelley pleaded guilty last week to a reduced charge of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison with the last five years suspended.
Metcalf and Hass have disposition hearings scheduled for Aug. 13. Hix was originally charged with conjoint robbery in the case, but the charge was recently upgraded to second-degree murder. She is scheduled for trial in May.
In other Tuesday cases, a formal arraignment was held for former Caddo Police Chief Troy Glover, 38, who is accused of stealing a firearm from an evidence locker.
Glover pleaded not guilty to an embezzlement charge. He was charged in December, following an OSBI investigation into allegations that he removed a .44 magnum revolver from an evidence locker and later traded it to someone for a 9 mm pistol. Glover was fired after the charge was filed, and he is now scheduled to appear on an Aug. 13 disposition docket.