Joint OBSI and FBI homicide investigation leads to arrest of 2 people in Oklahoma; 1 accused of murder in Indian country


OTTAWA COUNTY, Oklahoma (KFOR) – Two people were arrested Wednesday, including one accused of killing a person in an Indian country, as part of a joint homicide investigation by the Bureau of Investigation of the State of Oklahoma and the FBI.

Jimmy Kelly, 51, was arrested following a federal murder complaint in an Indian country using a firearm to commit a violent act. He is in the custody of the US Marshals. Charlana Kelly, 52, is suspected of aiding and abetting a crime at the Ottawa County Detention Center, OBSI officials say.

Jimmy and Charlana Kelly

The joint investigation was initiated at the request of the Quapaw Nation Marshal’s office.

Jimmy Kelly is accused of killing Toni Moran, 47, found dead three miles north of Commerce.

The Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause and modalities of Moran’s death, OBSI officials said.

The following agencies assisted in the investigation: Miami Police Department, Pryor Police Department, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Mayes County Sheriff’s Office, County District Attorney’s Office ‘Ottawa, the Office of the Quapaw Nation Marshal and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

No further information was provided.

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