Wise County murder suspect arrested in Wichita Falls

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Wichita Falls police arrested a murder suspect Saturday after a multi-agency investigation.

Wichita Falls police arrested McKinley Bradford on a Wise County murder warrant on Saturday afternoon.

According to a press release sent by Wise County Sheriff Lane Akins:

On Wednesday, June 15, around 3 p.m., Deputies and Wise County Emergency Medical Service were dispatched to a travel trailer on Private Road 1652, north of Chico, for a possible deceased person. First responders determined that the victim, John Freeman, 51, was deceased.

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Crime scene investigators from the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, CID personnel and the local Texas Ranger were called to the scene. Evidence at the scene revealed that the victim’s death was caused by multiple gunshot wounds.

Wichita Falls police arrested McKinley Bradford on a Wise County murder warrant on Saturday afternoon.

Wichita Falls police arrested McKinley Bradford on a Wise County murder warrant on Saturday afternoon.

The WCSO and the Texas Rangers were able to identify a suspect living in Lawton, Oklahoma. After collecting evidence and conducting interviews, the investigative team obtained a warrant for the arrest of 39-year-old McKinley Mantrell Bradford.

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The warrant was issued on Friday June 17 and Bradford was arrested on Saturday June 18 in Wichita Falls.

Bradford is charged with murder and remains in the Wichita County Jail.

Sheriff Akins said he will be transferred to Wise County in the coming days.

This article originally appeared on Wichita Falls Times Record News: Wise County murder suspect arrested in Wichita Falls

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