According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, a vehicle belonging to the victim of a homicide being investigated by Altus police was located in Lawton Monday evening. Altus police were notified by the Lawton Police Department that the vehicle belonging to 32-year-old Jared Allen Holmes had been recovered from a residence in Lawton.
Police believe the suspect, 24-year-old Marielle Trey Smith, and an accomplice took the vehicle, a 2002 Black Chevrolet Tahoe, to a residence in West Lawton and parked in the garage. The homeowner became suspicious and realized police had been searching for the Tahoe. She then contacted Lawton police. On Tuesday that vehicle was transported back to Altus to be processed by investigators.
Police will continue to investigate what knowledge the homeowner may or may not have had concerning the homicide or stolen vehicle.
An arrest warrant has also been issued through the Jackson County District Court for the suspect’s accomplice, 22-year-old Ryan McKenzie Fields.
Fields is described as a white female approximately 5 foot 4 inches tall with brown eyes and brown hair, weighing approximately 110 pounds.
Investigators believe Fields assisted in the murder of Jared Allen Holmes and helped Marielle Trey Smith clean the crime scene and dispose of the victim’s body, which was recovered northwest of Frederick on Aug. 22.
Investigators believe Fields and Smith took the victim’s vehicle to Lawton shortly before the crime was reported to Altus police on the morning of Aug. 21.
Fields is believed to be in the company of Smith, and their whereabouts are unknown. On Tuesday, an arrest warrant was issued for Ryan McKenzie Fields through the Jackson County District Court on a charge of accessory after the fact.
Smith and Fields may be driving a 2005 white Pontiac four-door Grand Prix with an Oklahoma used dealer paper tag UD-6050.
Callers with tips for Altus Police may call a local law enforcement agency or the Altus Police Department at 580-482-4121.