Ponca City police searching for man wanted in connection with murder

Waylon Rhodd

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PONCA CITY, Okla. – Officers in Ponca City are searching for a 22-year-old man in connection with the murder of a man early Saturday morning.

Around 7:35 a.m. on Saturday, a resident in the 200 block of S. Elm St. went to the Ponca City Police Department to report a crime. The man told police that he found a man covered in blood inside his home.

Authorities with the police department and fire department rushed to the home, where they found 39-year-old Jessie Len Trimble III. Investigators say Trimble appeared to have been killed by a single gunshot wound to the head.

On Monday, officials announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for 22-year-old Waylon Dehaven Rhodd in connection with Trimble’s death.

A criminal warrant has been issued for Rhodd for one count of first-degree murder, and a bond has been set at $1 million.

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