Fifth person arrested in connection to Garvin County home invasion, robbery

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GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. – A fifth person has been taken into custody in connection with a home invasion in Garvin County.

Around 3:41 a.m. on Aug. 2, dispatchers with the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call, saying that a male had been stabbed. The caller told dispatchers that her son and his 16-year-old friend were at her house and in need of medical attention.

Once emergency crews arrived, they rushed the 22-year-old victim to the hospital. Investigators say he had significant injuries to the front and back of his torso.

Authorities learned the victim sustained the injuries during a home invasion in rural Garvin County.

Shortly after the crime, deputies arrested 19-year-old Rashawn A. Watson, 18-year-old Rashaad A. Watson and 26-year-old Justin L. Strickland now on multiple felony charges, including robbery.

Top left: Rashawn Watson; Bottom middle: Justin Strickland; Top right: Rashaad Watson

Now, officials say two more people are in custody for the reported home invasion and stabbing.

Earlier this month, 36-year-old Barbara Strickland-Turner was arrested on the same charges as the other suspects. Officials say Strickland-Turner is the mother of two of the suspects and is the girlfriend of Justin Strickland.

Authorities say 20-year-old Tavis Timothy Wright was arrested in connection to the home invasion and robbery. At the time of his arrest, Wright was serving a suspended sentence for a 2017 Garvin County homicide. 

Tavis Wright

Authorities say that although the investigation is ongoing, they believe they have the primary suspects behind bars.

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