Hearing set in Newkirk murder case

April 26, 2019 | Courts|Headlines

NEWIRK — Murder suspect Brock Ryan Wilkins, 36, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 14 in Kay County District Court. Wilkins is charged with first degree murder after two or more felonies in the stabbing death of 53-year-old Newkirk resident Michelle Jolynn Gentry on July 21.

Brock Ryan Wilkins

In the affidavit, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent Richard Brown reports that Newkirk police found Gentry deceased in her home at 514 West 11th Street. Officials report she suffered multiple stab wounds and had defensive wounds on her hands.

OSBI agent Michael Dean located and arrested Wilkins at the home of Joseph Michael Reynolds in Tonkawa on July 22. Dean reportedly also located clothes and shoes that belong to Wilkins at the residence. The shoes reportedly had blood on them.

Reynolds reportedly told the agent that Wilkins arrived at his home upset and talking religiously. Fearing that Wilkins was high on meth, Reynolds hid a knife on his person for protection.

Wilkins allegedly told Reynolds that he felt “tapped out” and needed rest. He reportedly took a shower before stating his day was rough and that he got into something and ‘beat down’ a guy.

Agents transported Wilkins to the Tonkawa Police Department where during questioning he denied knowing Gentry and killing her. He reportedly did admit to being in Newkirk on July 21 and walking to a trailer home.

Agents searched Gentry’s home and report finding bloody shoe prints in the carpet near the body which matches the shoes found at Reynold’s home.

On Oct. 2, 2018, Judge Jennifer Brock ordered Wilkins committed to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for care and treatment after he was found to be incompetent.

Bond in the case is set at $1million.

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