Arrest made in Ardmore murder

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ARDMORE, OK - The name of a man found murdered in Carter County Monday has been released and the suspect is in custody.

Ardmore police said the victim is 50-year-old Spencer Hales Jr.

Hales was found stabbed to death Monday morning near his home in the Lake Murray trailer park in Ardmore.

Investigators arrested 20-year-old Thomas S. Houser of Ardmore around 6 p.m. Monday.

Houser was booked in to the Carter County jail for first degree murder.

Charges are expected to be formally filed this week.