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Whereabouts of Jimmy Peel remain a mystery
Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of the story that will be published in Monday’s print edition. If any new information should occur, it will be updated on The Banner’s website here.
Police continue search for Jimmy Peel
Update: More information will be available within the hour.
Nearly nine hours after a local woman last saw her husband, Duncan Police received a dispatch call that she was concerned about her missing husband. They immediately began searching Saturday evening for the man, Jimmy Peel, 71, who lives in the Stagestand addition in north Duncan.
Updated: DPD searches for missing Duncan man
3/24 4:31 p.m. — No new information has been provided to The Banner regarding Mr. Jimmy Peel's whereabouts or if a search is continuing. The Banner will update again when new information is available.
Update: Duncan Police have released a copy of Jimmy Peel's State of Oklahoma driver's license, issued March 2, 2012, in hopes of someone recognizing the missing man. Peel was last seen around 8:15 a.m. Saturday and police have issued a Silver Alert for him.
They have spent most of Saturday evening searching for him as temperatures continue to drop. As of 10:45 p.m., the temperature in Duncan was at 38 degrees. Peel is believed to be wearing blue jeans, blue and gray sweatshirt and possibly shoes. He is about 6-foot, 1 inch tall and around 190 pounds.
Police are considering requesting air search support from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, as of 10:45 p.m. and continue a full search for Peel.
Duncan Superintendent closes Plato Elementary after flu outbreak
Plato Elementary School will be closed Thursday and Friday because of the flu. Duncan Public School District Superintendent Sherry Labyer made the decision today after visiting the school this morning. Her decision was based on the increasing number of children leaving school because they are sick. Four checked out of school this morning.
Labyer contacted The Banner at 1 p.m. and said by the end of the school day, all parents of Plato students will be contacted either by phone or email.
Duncan Police search for possible bank robber
Update: Duncan Police release IBC Bank surveillance image of possible suspect. See attached photo.
Update: 6 p.m. Det. Donny Foraker said OHP Troopers have a suspect in custody, in the Oklahoma City area. No further details available.
Duncan and state police authorities are looking for a man who allegedly robbed IBC Bank on Main Street in Duncan today at about 4 p.m.
Young man shot, police at scene
A Duncan man has been shot and police and AMR are at the scene of 1015 Cypress.
Firefighters concentrate on Blackburn Road
Update: 12:45 a.m. Area firefighters continue to keep watch and battle any hotspots that flare up in fires around Stephens County and in Jefferson County. As of 11 p.m. homeowners had still not been able to return to their homes on Blackburn Road, which was evacuated Friday evening. Also evacuations had been issued for homes on Caddo Road, between Ninth and 11th Street. Several structures have burned, said Sheriff Wayne McKinney, but it isn't known yet if those are only outbuildings or other properties.
Wildfire danger remains high with the winds and dry conditions. Rain did enter the county, but it was limited. Also there was the concern of lightning strikes.
DPD issue Silver Alert for missing woman
Duncan Police Department issued a Silver Alert Thursday for Jessica McDonald, 69, who was last seen at 4:30 p.m., leaving the Duncan Community Residence at 1510 W. Main.
Stephens County Fire Task Force mobilizes for Fort Cobb fire
Stephens County Fire Task Force was mobilized for the second time in less than 24 hours to assist on growing wildland fires in Oklahoma.
At 3:45 p.m. today, firefighters from every department in Stephens County, both paid and volunteer, gathered at the Lawton/Duncan Y for a briefing before heading to Fort Cobb.
Manhunt in progress by SCSO
A manhunt is on in the Comanche Lake and Oliver Road area tonight after a vehicle was stolen from Freedom Biker Church on Willow Ave. in Duncan, said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney. The call came in around 7:30 p.m. and SCSO deputies began a pursuit.
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