Oklahoma man accused of murder after 2-year-old found floating in pond

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Devin Sizemore

KREBS, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is accused of murder after his 2-year-old daughter was found floating in a park’s pond.

Around 4 a.m. Friday, a Krebs officer received information that Devin Sizemore, 21, and his 2-year-old daughter were at the Choctaw Park.

Officials say police had been searching for the two since Tuesday after family notified authorities that Devin was acting strange.

“No Amber Alert (was issued) because he is the father of the child,” Krebs Deputy Police Chief Mike House told the McAlester News-Capital. “Just a ‘BOLO’ here because he was on foot and did not have a vehicle.”

When the Krebs police officer arrived at the park, he heard screams, officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.

He followed the screams and found the 2-year-old girl floating in the park’s pond.

The officer jumped in and pulled the girl out of the water.

He attempted CPR and called an ambulance to the scene.

She was transported to McAlester Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

When the Krebs officer attempted to arrest Sizemore, who was standing nearby, the man allegedly attacked the officer and tried to drown him in the pond.

A Pittsburg County deputy on the scene rushed over to assist the police officer.

The officers were able to arrest Sizemore.

He was booked into the Pittsburg County Jail on one count of first-degree murder.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate.

 

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