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3 Lamar murder suspects now indicted in Oklahoma homicide case

LAMAR, Mo. / MAYES COUNTY, Okla. – Three southwest Missouri men in an Oklahoma indictment also face murder charges in Lamar, Missouri.

Both crimes happened in July of 2020.

Oklahoma Indictment

On Friday, July 23, 2021, a grand jury indicted four more suspects in the kidnapping and death of an Osage Nation resident. This brings the number to eleven Joplin area residents charged related to the case. (Read more on this case here)

“The 11 defendants charged were allegedly involved in either the kidnapping and resulting death of Jolene Walker Campbell or with threatening witnesses and concealing evidence to cover up their crimes,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

Campbell’s body was found on July 15, 2020, in a remote field in Mayes County, Oklahoma within the boundaries of the Muscogee Nation. Authorities allege the kidnapping and resulting death happened between July 4 and 5, 2020.

According to the indictment, the defendants conspired with one another and others to kidnap the victim. They suspected she was a federal informant.

Brothers Tre Robert Allan Ackerson and Lane Ryan Bronson along with Jacob Ryan Scribner and Kimberly Kay Grissom are newly charged in this third superseding indictment.

Oklahoma Indictment Charges

Below is a list of defendants named in the indictment. The three suspects with the charges listed are also the suspects in a Lamar, Missouri homicide.

  • Chloe Louise Stith (34), Breanna Lynn Sloan (22), Morgan Lee Bowman (26), Sarah Michelle Humbard (24), Megan Louise Detherage (27), Ariel Sue Paige Divine (29), Jacob Ryan Scribner (33), Kimberly Kay Grissom (46)
  • David William Morris, 34 (originally charged in January 2021)
    • (Count 5) Conspiracy to Tamper with a Witness, Victim, and Informant
    • (Count 11) Tampering with a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Using the Threat of Physical Force
  • Tre Robert Allen Ackerson, 27 (charged on July 23, 2021)
    • (Count 1) Kidnapping Conspiracy Resulting in Death
    • (Count 2) Kidnapping Resulting in Death
    • (Count 3) Kidnapping in Indian Country Resulting in Death
    • (Count 4) Desecration of a Human Corpse in Indian Country
    • (Count 5) Conspiracy to Tamper with a Witness, Victim, and Informant
    • (Count 6 and 8) Tampering with Documents and Proceedings by Corruptly Altering, Destroying, Mutilating, and Concealing a Record
    • (Count 7 and 9) Tampering with a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Using and Threatening Physical Force
    • (Count 14) Conspiracy to Retaliate Against a Witness, Victim, and Informant
  • Lane Ryan Bronson, 28 (charged on July 23, 2021)
    • (Count 1) Kidnapping Conspiracy Resulting in Death
    • (Count 2) Kidnapping Resulting in Death
    • (Count 3) Kidnapping in Indian Country Resulting in Death
    • (Count 4) Desecration of a Human Corpse in Indian Country
    • (Count 5) Conspiracy to Tamper with a Witness, Victim, and Informant
    • (Count 6) Tampering with Documents and Proceedings by Corruptly Altering, Destroying, Mutilating, and Concealing a Record
    • (Count 7, 9, and 12) Tampering with a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Using and Threatening Physical Force
    • (Count 11) Tampering with a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Using the Threat of Physical Force

2020 Lamar, MO Homicide

Prosecutors in Barton County, Missouri have already charged David Morris, Tre Ackerson, and Lane Bronson with second-degree murder. Investigators allege the men are responsible for the shooting death of Terry Harless in Lamar, Missouri.

On July 13, 2020, Lamar police officers responded to a call about gunshots. They went to the location on the 700 block of Broadway. They found Harless, 51, dead. Police believed it to be an “isolated event” and investigated it as a homicide.

On December 15, 2020, the Barton County Prosecutor’s Office charged Lane Bronson, of Webb City, with second-degree homicide.

Eight days later, prosecutors charged Tre Ackerson, of Joplin, and David Morris, of Duenweg, with second-degree homicide.

In Custody or Pre-Trial Release

In the Oklahoma indictment, Scribner and Grissom remain at large. All other defendants are in custody or are on pre-trial release.

Tre Ackerson, Lane Bronson, and David Morris remain in custody.

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