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Oklahoma pastor pleads guilty to lewd acts with a child

GUTHRIE, Okla. – An Oklahoma pastor pleaded guilty to four counts Monday morning inside the Logan County Courthouse, including lewd acts with a child.

David Gordon Moore, 44, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty and was sentenced seven years in the Department of Corrections and must serve 85 % of that time.

This is not the first time the True Life Ministries pastor has been convicted of a sex crime.

In 2002, he registered as a sex offender after his conviction of lewd acts with a child.

Court documents show that a 12-year-old girl said Moore rubbed her feet and legs, made her and another girl watch pornography and got the girls drunk inside his Guthrie home. The crimes were said to happen on March 25, 2012.

Moore pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd acts, violation of the Sex Register Offender Act and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Oklahoma man wanted for felonies, questioning in house fire

GUTHRIE, Okla. – The Logan County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man who is wanted for an array of charges, including kidnapping.

On March 11, firefighters were called to a home in southern Logan County that went up in flames.

There were four people inside of the home at the time of the fire.

Fortunately, they all made it out safely.

The fire has not been officially ruled as arson but it is currently being investigated as suspicious.

However, investigators say they want to speak with Sean Michael Vaughn about the blaze.

Vaughn is currently wanted on a felony warrant for kidnapping, domestic assault by strangulation, assault on an officer and obstructing an officer.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Logan County Sheriff’s Office at (405) 260-3204.

Looting is one step closer to being felony in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Looting is one step closer to becoming a felony in Oklahoma.

A new bill would elevate the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony with punishments ranging from two to seven years in prison.

Senator Anthony Sykes said he wrote the bill in response to the looting reports after the May 20 tornado in Moore.

The senate approved the bill Tuesday 36-1 and it now heads to the house for consideration.

Serial cigarette snatchers busted; store owner said he knew they were coming

LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Two serial burglars are in jail after Logan County Sheriff’s Deputies caught them in the act.

Investigators said they believe Joshua Mcintire and David Coleman could be responsible for nearly two dozen burglaries in Logan and Oklahoma counties.

Surveillance video taken outside Petty’s Pit Stop in Logan Co. caught two men breaking into the store.

One whips out a trash bag and investigators said they believe the plan was to fill it with cigarettes.

Store owner Marvin Petty explained what they did once inside.

“They start ripping open the cabinet doors where I used to keep my cigarettes,” Petty said. “Guess what? There’s nothing there guys.”

In just less than two minutes, they searched for the cigarettes with no luck and bolted.

All the while, the smokes were locked in a safe.

Woman’s DHS debit card hacked on Christmas Eve

An Oklahoma City woman is sending a warning to families on child support after her DHS debit card was hacked on Christmas Eve.

Single mom Tonya Bartz was just like any other last minute shopper just days before Christmas.

Expecting a child support payment on Christmas Eve, Bartz held off on a few presents until then.

When she checked her DHS Eppicard account, she found her money was gone.

After hours on the phone searching for answers she finally found out her card had been compromised from overseas.

“I was like how did my card get hacked from Great Britain!” says Bartz. “I can’t imagine I’m the only one.”

Bartz says DHS told her she wasn’t. She says they had received multiple calls with the same complaint just that morning.

DHS tells us there is nothing they can do since it was Eppicard that was hacked. Bartz says Eppicard wasn’t much help either.

UPDATE: Police identify man shot and killed by officers

Oklahoma City Police say they had no choice but to shoot and kill 30-year old Simon P. Ramirez as he ran down the I-35 waving a gun.SIMON P RAMIREZ

It started when officers were scanning the area for stolen vehicles when they spotted a car that was reported missing. Police tried to stop the driver but they sped away.

The occupants, Ramirez and a woman took off on foot.

After a short chase the woman gave up and was arrested.

But police say Ramirez started running down I-35 pointing a gun at other drivers.

Investigators say they had no choice but to stop him in his tracks.

London couple accused of slavery released on bond

LONDON (CNN) — A couple alleged to have held three women captive as slaves in London for more than 30 years has been released on bail, Scotland Yard says.

Police arrested the man and woman, both aged 67, at their home in Lambeth, south London, Thursday on suspicion of being involved in forced labor and domestic servitude. Their names were not released, and police said only that they are not British nationals and had been bailed until January.

One of the women — a 30-year-old Briton — “appears to have been in servitude for her entire life,” police said. She and the other two women, a 57-year-old from Ireland and a 69-year-old from Malaysia, were “highly traumatized” and being cared for in a place of safety, they said.

Police said Freedom Charity alerted them to the suspects in October after receiving a phone call from one of the victims.