A man accused of gunning down a former Denison High School football player in Cartwright is now scheduled for trial on Feb. 25.
Dustin Shawn Metcalf, 29, is charged with first-degree murder for the August 2011 shooting death of Dresean Jaron Jones, 19.
His trial had been scheduled to start yesterday, however, his attorney, Gary Henry, withdrew from the case, so a new date for the trial was set.
According to an affidavit by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Wesley Dylan Kelley, 20, Durant, had given Jones $500 for marijuana, and when Jones failed to provide it, Kelley went to Metcalf, of Calera, for help. They then met with Harold Ray Hass, 24, residency not listed, and Alora Dannin Hix, 22, 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.
Hix had been charged with second-degree murder and during a jury trial last year, she was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, and per the jury’s recommendation, she was sentenced to four years in prison.
Kelley pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison with the last five years suspended.