Man arraigned as accessory to Bryan Co. murder

By: News 12 Email
By: News 12 Email

BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- The man accused of hiding a murder weapon used to kill a Bryan County man was arraigned Thursday.

Craig Becker is charged with accessory to murder in the first degree after the fact.

Becker is accused of burying a rifle that Mark Neal allegedly used to shoot Frank Wendell Owens in the head.

Becker is also accused of burning the truck Owens was driving.

Investigators say Owens was found shot on Sunday night on the Blue River Bridge.

He later died at the hospital.

OSBI, the Bryan County Sheriff's Office, and U.S. Marshals are investigating the motive, but friends believe the shooting was the result of a fight over a girl.

Becker's bond is set at $100,000.

Neal was arraigned Wednesday on charges of murder. Both men's preliminary hearings are set for August 20.


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