Plea docket set in murder case

May 16, 2019 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — Murder suspect Waylon Dehaven Rhodd, 24, Ponca City, is scheduled for a plea docket in Kay County District Court on June 10.

Rhodd is charged with Murder in the first degree deliberate intent or in the alternative: Murder second degree in the commission of a felony or in the alternative: Murder in the second degree felony in possession of a firearm in the shooting death of 39-year-old Jesse Len Trimble III on Nov. 17 at 205 1/2 S. Elm. A felony firearm charge is also filed.

PCPD Det. Lt. Chad VanHoesen reports in the affidavit that on Nov. 17 a man came to the police department and told officers he found an unknown dead man in his residence. Officers responded and found Trimble dead from a gunshot wound to the face. Witnesses reportedly told police that Trimble and Rhodd were arguing over money when Rhodd shot him.

Also charged in the case is Chase Lamar Warrior, 19, Tonkawa, who is
facing charges of accessory after the fact to murder in the first degree, or in the alternative: Accessory after the fact to murder in the second degree.

Police report in the affidavit that Warrior asked Catherine Leanne Rhodd to drive him, Waylon and a third subject to Oklahoma City after the shooting. Catherine reportedly drove the trio to an apartment in Bethany, before leaving Waylon in Oklahoma City and bringing Chase back to Ponca City. Chase is set for a plea docket on July 15.

Catherine, 31, is charged with accessory after the fact murder in the first degree or in the alternative: Accessory after the fact accessory to murder degree. Police report her vehicle was seized and searched and that she is charged because she reportedly transported homicide suspects. She is set for a plea docket on July 15.

On Nov. 20, felony charges of conspiracy and larceny of an automobile were filed against Waylon Rhodd in a separate case. PCPD officer Bryce Shelton reports a Deer Creek resident reported three males entered his residence on Oct. 14, threatened him and burglarized the home.

On Oct. 16, the resident reportedly told Rhodd about the incident. Rhodd then reportedly drove the resident to Paladin Apartments where one of the trio from the burglary was. The resident reports Rhodd and others beat and robbed him. He reportedly was treated at the hospital for a broken nose.

Waylon Rhodd is being held on $1 million bond.

Waylon Dehaven Rhodd