By Everett Brazil, III
The Newkirk Herald Journal
BRAMAN — Two suspects have been arrested in relation to a recent Braman murder case, and are currently held on bond, pending trial.
Dominic Taylor and a juvenile suspect are charged on several counts in relation to the murder of Tyler Lattimer, and are being held on a $1 million bond, according to the Kay County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO).
The KCSO received its first tip about a murder in Braman July 3. The call came in about 8 p.m.
“We had a subject coming to the KCSO wanting to report a dead body, just south of Bender Road in a field,” said Kay County Sheriff Steve Kelley.
The subject led authorities to a field where the body had been discovered, but soon found that the body had been removed, he said.
“We had a witness take us to the location. The body had been moved, and on July 4, we found the decedent in a field, under a boat,” Kelley said.
Investigations revealed the decedent was killed by gun violence.
“They had shot the victim multiple times with a handgun, and we have recovered the gun,” Kelley said.
The KCSO reached out to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for help in the investigation, including their crime scene technicians, Kelley said.
“The body was sent to the medical examiners’s office. He was positively identified as Tyler Lattimer,” Kelley said.
Investigations soon led to the arrest of Dominic Taylor, 19 and a juvenile. All three, including the decedent, are of Braman, and Lattimer is a Newkirk High School graduate.
The suspects are being charged in first degree murder – deliberate intent, conspiracy and unlawful removal of a dead body, according to court reports. The suspects are being held on a $1 million bond, Kelley said.
The investigation is ongoing.