Mistaken identity leads to three arrests in Durant

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DURANT, Okla. -- Three men are in jail after Durant police say they beat another man -- who wasn't their intended target.

Dustin Singleton, 23, Jacob Chamberlain, 22, and Jearrod Choate, 19, are all being charged with first degree burglary because they entered a home without being granted access.

The alleged incident happened Sunday morning at the Woodmanor Apartments in Durant. Authorities say the men were looking for someone who attacked their cousin last year.

Police say when David Bilyeu, 22, answered his door. The three men entered the home and then beat Bilyeu.

"It’s always better to try and go through the authorities and file the report. If they thought this was the individual, they should have contacted us and ask if there’s a warrant out for him," said Lt. Johnny Rutherford of the Durant Police Department.

Bilyeu suffered minor injuries.


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  • by tracy Location: sherman on Jul 27, 2007 at 12:17 PM
    Thats why people in ok are screwed because they never go get the people when they know exactly where they are
  • by Fred Location: Durant on Jul 26, 2007 at 08:46 PM
    A friend of mine left a party a few weeks ago and was attacked from behind by three men. One of them had brass knuckles and my friend had to have 31 stitches in his face. What's more, he needs surgery to reconstruct his nose. A report has been filed, Lt. Rutherford. There are four outstanding warrents out for the arrest of the man with the brass knucks, the police know who he is, and where he lives, but ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE. I'm so glad he thought to report the incident to Durant's finest!!!
  • by Betty Location: Sherman on Jul 26, 2007 at 07:11 AM
    OMG! The same thing happened on the Sopranos recently. Nothing worse than stupid criminals!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2007 at 06:37 AM
    What a bunch of idiots.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2007 at 06:19 AM
    What about assult charges?
  • by Anyonmus Location: Durant on Jul 25, 2007 at 04:19 PM
    See what people do when they go talking. Mistaken people for the wrong persons.
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