Man in custody in Coal County homicide

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

COAL COUNTY, Okla. -- Oklahoma State Bureau investigators say one man is in custody for Friday morning's homicide in Coal County.

Coal County Sheriff Roy Deck says autopsy results confirmed that Lonnie Allen Matthews, 38, was murdered by blunt force trauma to the head. Matthews was found Friday morning dead in the back seat of his car on Polk Road just north of Colgate.

Sheriff’s deputies and the OSBI investigated the case Saturday and then executed a search warrant.

McCurtain County Sheriff’s deputies located the suspect Saturday night. They arrested Santiago "Sonny" Albarado, Jr. Albarado is now being held in McCurtain County Jail on a pending charge of homicide.

Sheriff Deck says he is proud of the work that Coal County deputies and OSBI investigators put in to make a quick arrest.

Officials say Matthews is from Spokane Washington, but had been living in Coal County for about a month.

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