Lawton, OK Crime & Safety

Man charged in connection to Wednesday crash in Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The man at the center of a crash that sent one person to a hospital in Lawton is now facing charges. Ricky Holland has been charged with driving under the influence - great bodily injury and reckless driving. He was arrested after a crash just before...
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Lawton Fire Department investigating after camper fire on Taft

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Lawton Fire Department is investigating after a camper in a driveway caught fire on Taft Avenue on Saturday morning. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire shortly before 7 a.m. The fire chief on scene told 7NEWS the home behind the camper appeared to be vacant.
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Animal blamed for crash on I-44

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Both lanes of I-44 headed east bound near mile marker 53 are open after an animal caused a crash on the highway. The incident happening around 10:30 last night near Elgin. One car had rolled over while another one drove off the road. Witnesses on scene...

Law enforcement agencies to put up ENDUI checkpoint

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - This weekend, several law enforcement agencies are partnering up to put together a high-visibility sobriety checkpoint. The Lawton Police Department, along with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Comanche County Sheriff’s Department are putting up the ENDUI checkpoint and patrols on Sept. 18. The checkpoint will be...

Shooting threat made against Eisenhower Middle School

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A shooting threat was allegedly made by a student on Sept. 16 at Eisenhower Middle School in Lawton. Superintendent Kevin Hime said the report came from another student who overheard the threat, and then quickly reported it to teachers and staff. Hime says that office staff...

Car wreck sends one person to the hospital

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A Lawton crash sent one person to the hospital. It happened near the intersection of Smith Avenue and Northwest Sheridan around 1 p.m. on Sept. 16. One person was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, and their injuries were listed as non-life threatening. It’s still...

Lawton man facing charges for child pornography

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A Lawton man is facing several charges, including possession of child pornography, after a search warrant of his phone and laptop. According to a police report, detectives with Lawton Police Department’s Special Operations Unit were investigating Jacky Drennon after a tip was called in to Internet Crimes Against Children in July.

Charge upgraded in Lawton homicide

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Charges have updated for a man accused of killing someone and wounding another last week in Lawton. Coyante Williams is now facing charges including, first-degree murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping. He was picked up by U.S. Marshals earlier this week and...

Three-car crash shuts down Gore Blvd. overnight

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A three-car crash shut down East Gore Blvd. close to MacArthur High School overnight as police work to figure out what happened. The wreck happened around 10:15 Wednesday night. Officers with the Lawton Police Department tell us at least one person was taken to the hospital...

Woman dies after being pinned under trailer in Duncan

DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - A woman is dead after she was pinned under a trailer in Duncan. Duncan Police were called to a home on S. 3rd St. Monday around 4:45 p.m. to find a woman who was trapped under a trailer. According to Duncan Police, someone was called to...

Fort Sill firefighters tackling fire on West Range

FORT SILL, Okla. (KSWO) - A fire on Fort Sill’s West Range is causing people to see a lot of smoke in the area. According to Fort Sill officials, the fire is burning through grass in the impact area, causing a heavy amount of smoke. They said firefighters from Fort...

Dog shot, man held at gunpoint in Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton Police are investigating after a dog was shot and a man held at gunpoint. According to a police report, officers responded to a shots fired call around 4:30 Tuesday morning on SW Pennsylvania. When they got there, a man told them he was woken up...

OHP identifies man killed in Lawton crash

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a man who was killed in a crash during a police chase over the weekend. The OHP said D’monte L. Harris, a 21-year-old from Kathleen, Georgia, died Saturday morning around 3:30 in a crash on SW Sheridan Rd. and SW Jefferson Ave.

Lawton police investigate vandalism in neighborhood

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton Police are investigating after a neighborhood was vandalized. The tagging happened at Northwest Ashby Avenue and Robinhood Drive in west Lawton. Sometime overnight, someone spray painted houses, fences, cars and mailboxes. One resident said someone opened their mailbox and sprayed their mail. “We are actually...

Man killed in crash after running from Oklahoma police

LAWTON, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities have identified a man who died after crashing in Comanche County. On Sept. 11, an officer with the Lawton Police Department attempted to stop a 2021 Chevy Camaro, which was traveling southbound on Sheridan Rd. in Lawton at a high rate of speed. However, the...