Manhunt continues for Oklahoma fugitive accused of violent multi-county crime spree including murder

Oklahoma authorities make arrest in connection to murder of 61-year-old man

CREEK COUNTY, Okla. – Oklahoma authorities have made an arrest in connection to the murder of a 61-year-old man.

Last week, officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said 61-year-old Ronald ‘Rocky’ Bethel was shot to death inside of his Mannford home.

After interviewing multiple people, investigators were able to identify a suspect.

Friday, authorities issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Richard Dylan Vawter.

Sunday night, Vawter was arrested in Sand Springs.

He was booked into the Creek County Jail on a $5,000,000 bond.