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    Desperate manhunt for 'armed and dangerous' Oklahoma triple murder suspect with horrifying rap sheet

    By Charlie Jones,

    20 days ago

    There is an urgent manhunt ongoing for Stacy Lee Drake , 50, a triple murder suspect from Arkansas, who police are warning is "armed and dangerous". This man was last seen lurking outside a motel in Morrilton, near Little Rock.

    The Arkansas State Police say he's wanted in relation to three deaths that all happened during two separate carjackings. He's also on the run from other serious charges in certain jurisdictions, like aggravated robbery, carjacking, and murder.

    His last noted address was over in Birmingham, Arkansas. The victims from the supposed Oklahoma double homicide have been named by their family as Taylor Sharp and Tara Underwood.

    The authorities are cautioning everyone, saying he's "armed and dangerous".

    Drake is reported to be a 5-foot-11 white man with brown hair and eyes, tipping the scales at around 185 pounds.

    Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office deputies initially answered an emergency call from a business at the intersection of State Highway 64 and South 4670 Road in Oklahoma.

    They stumbled upon the lifeless bodies of a man and woman there. Later, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that both "sustained injuries consistent with homicide."

    Drake was soon identidied as a person of interest as they found a car he's supposed to have stolen in Morrilton, reports OBSI.

    Taylor Sharp's heartbroken stepdaughter Liv Thomas took to Facebook, expressing: "Taylor Sharp you were the best step dad I could ask for. Even after everything you would still reach out to check on me as if I were your own. Hearing that your life was taken from you was the hardest thing I could ever have heard. I will miss you forever and the pain is never going to fade, I will forever beat myself up for not getting the chance to call you and now I never will get that chance again."

    In the wake of the tragedy, a fundraiser has been established by Tara's family found here. Both victims were transported to Office of the Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner for formal identification and determining the cause of death.

    Drake, the suspected man, is thought to be hiding in the Morrilton area after buying camping gear. The suspect as seen on CCTV footage appears to hide his identity with a flat cap, carrying a large back sack and holding two polythene bags.

    Drake, originally from Phoenix, Arizona was spotted through the hotel's car park camera footage.

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    After searching the hotel, the accused was nowhere to be spotted. It remains uncertain if he escaped the scene via some vehicle or just disappeared on foot.

    Drake, a convicted criminal with a long list of offences including burglary, kidnapping, armed robbery, and aggravated assault against an officer, was handed a 22-year prison sentence in 2010. His convictions included carjacking; being a felon in possession of a firearm; and brandishing a firearm during the carjacking, as reported by KSCB News.

    He was accused of threatening a man with a. 45 caliber pistol as the man left a grocery store, stealing his wallet, food, and red GMC truck.

    After an eight-mile police chase, Drake crashed the truck and was apprehended. At the time, he was facing prosecution for at least four other crimes in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama, according to the Tuscaloosa office of the FBI.

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