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New Evidence Lends Credibility to Oklahoma Veteran's Version of 2014 Shooting

Oklahoma Veteran Edwin Turlington charged in 2014 for shooting in self defense
On August 23, 2018 I published an article about an Oklahoma Army Veteran who has been fighting a 4 year legal battle for confronting trespassers who he suspected were making methamphetamine. The article entitled "Oklahoma Veteran Arrested for Defending Himself Against Alleged Meth-Maker" contained details about the confrontation between Oklahoma veteran Edwin Turlington, Darrell Philpott, Steven Barrett and an unidentified third man.

Turlington claims that Philpott became violent and charged him with a whiskey bottle after he tried to execute a citizens arrest on Philpott and it was at this time Turlington fired a single .380 caliber round into the front of Philpott's leg and then called 9-11.

Astonishingly Oklahoma Sheriff Harlan Moore believes that Turlington shot Philpott in the back of the leg while he was fleeing (despite photographic evidence and the ER nurse who treated Philpott who, in her notes stated the round entered the front of Philpott's leg and exited the back of his leg.

Sheriff Moore also stated that Philpott, Barrett and the unidentified man were merely cutting wood on what they thought was foreclosed property.

New evidence has emerged which validates Edwin Turlington's story.  Philpott was arrested on October 04, 2016 in Benton County, Arkansas on a Driving While Intoxicated charge. October 12, 2016 Benton County, Arkansas court documents about the arrest state:
A July 21, 2018 incident report from Arkansas again finds Philpott intoxicated on Hwy 72. In the report deputy Cedric Lampkin states that Philpott became combative and threatened to kill the deputy both at the scene and again at the jail.
Both the 2016 and the 2018 arrest records of Philpott show that he is a user of methamphetamine and becomes violent and threatening when confronted. 

Both the 2016 and 2018 arrest reports of Philpott confirm Edwin Turlington's description of Philpott's behavior on April 14, 2014. 

The big question is; Why is Oklahoma Sheriff Harlan Moore protecting Darrell Philpott? 


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