Man dead after argument in Pottawatomie County

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BETHEL ACRES, Okla. - A man is dead after what the sheriff's office said was a fight or disagreement in a rural part of Pottawatomie County.

Another man apparently killed 35-year-old Robert Dale Almon just after noon Saturday and, then, ran down the street to a neighbor's house, where he said there were other people in his house who were armed.

A mug shot of Robert Almon.

A mug shot of Robert Almon.

Police responded to the home on Angie Ln. and cleared it, finding no one inside.

"It appears there was a struggle with multiple weapons involved," said Sheriff Mike Booth. "From our initial investigation of the scene, it doesn't appear this was an accident."

The men used a knife, a shotgun and possibly a pistol during the fight, Booth said.

Booth said it's not clear how the fight started or if either person was defending himself. The man who survived was taken to the hospital, because he was having trouble breathing, not because he was injured.

The man has not been arrested. The sheriff's office is currently talking to him and getting a statement from him.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is on scene with a search warrant to look for other evidence or signs of a struggle in the house, the sheriff said.

"So, as we get more pieces of that puzzle, we can get a bigger picture of what's going on," Booth said.

Neighbors said they believed the men were sharing the house. They said they have noticed suspicious activity and vehicles around the home recently.

Almon has a long criminal record, according to the Department of Corrections database.

He has been convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and was suspected of kidnapping and child abuse in 2012.

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