Davis man convicted of attempted livestock theft arrested for arson

GARVIN COUNTY, OK - An elderly man was arrested in Garvin County for intentionally setting fire to a neighbor's pasture, but it is not his first run-in with the law or the neighbor.

77-year-old Jimmy Jeter was arrested in February by Murray County deputies after they said they caught him sexually assaulting a pig.

He will face a jury when he is tried for a detestable crime against nature Aug. 6, but first, he will have to bond out of the Garvin County jail where he has been since June 28 when his neighbor's pasture went up in flames.

It is the fifth suspicious fire on the property since May.

"The deputy that responded met with the property owner of Dulaney Farms and he observed a subject that he recognized as Jimmy Jeter driving by his property just prior to a fire," Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes said.

Rhodes said Jeter has a beef with his neighbor, Robert Dulaney.

Jeter was convicted of trying to steal livestock from Dulaney Farms in 2008 and the sheriff said Jeter's had it out for Dulaney ever since.

"My understanding is the manager of Dulaney was a witness against Mr. Jeter in the past for some life stock thefts," Rhodes said.

Rhodes said Jeter claims he didn't do it this time, saying he was at a convenience store at the time of the June 28 fire.

"Investigation revealed though the surveillance tapes at the convenience store that in fact, Mr. Jeter was not at the convenience store and did not walk into the convenience store until after the time of the fire," Rhodes said.

Jeter was booked into the Garvin County jail and is charged with third degree arson.

He is being held on a $20,000 bond.


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  • by Mindy on Jul 19, 2012 at 07:42 AM
    SMH!!!!
  • by local Location: near you on Jul 13, 2012 at 08:47 PM
    ahw that you
  • by Dewey Crow on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    Gotta watch dem pigs... They'll squeelin on ya.
  • by Bea Location: Mayberry on Jul 12, 2012 at 07:59 AM
    This man is in need of Jesus, prayer for his mind
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      by Wow on Jul 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM in reply to Bea
      He has satisfied enough of his "needs" Bea, please restate your comment.
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      by Bill on Jul 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM in reply to Bea
      Bea, I totaly agree with you. He needs prayer and he also needs phsyciatric help. May God forgive him and bless him. Bill
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Jul 12, 2012 at 06:32 AM
    He saw Deliverance and thought it was Ned Beatty. SQUEEL! SQUEEL!
  • by Kildee on Jul 11, 2012 at 04:33 PM
    He should know they will squeal on you.
  • by Jack Location: Around on Jul 11, 2012 at 04:28 PM
    LOL funny but he needs to be checked out his old mind might be slipping away IDK his story but on the other hand he is from Oklahoma...LOL
  • by just asking Location: around on Jul 11, 2012 at 03:39 PM
    I wonder if he was born in Fannin co?
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      by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2012 at 06:36 AM in reply to just asking
      Nope! A true Garvin County native!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM in reply to just asking
      You know he's your brother.
    • reply
      by Billy Ray on Jul 12, 2012 at 01:04 PM in reply to just asking
      I'm betting that he has lived in Fannin County sometime in his life.
  • by local on Jul 11, 2012 at 03:01 PM
    Well I think he made a great choice! Have you seen a lot of the Oklahoma women lately! I live in Oklahoma and know most Oklahoma women are uuuuuuugllllllllyyyyy! ROFL
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      by Carl on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM in reply to local
      Local, you must only be looking in your po dunk town, cuz I have seen many a looker in that great state!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    this is a disgusting act
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