TECUMSEH, Okla. – We are learning more about the man accused of killing 22-year-old Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney.
Byron James Shepard, 36, is wanted in Okfuskee County for concealing stolen property.
According to court documents, in February 2017, Shepard and another man were accused of stealing approximately $500,000 worth of oilfield downhole electronics from their former employer, Terrapin Energy Sources.
When investigators showed up to Shepard’s home, they reportedly found evidence linking Shepard to the theft.
Court documents state that officials found around $185,450 worth of stolen items at Shepard’s home.
Shepard was not at home at the time of the search.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant and started searching for Shepard.
Born July 17, 1981, Byron James Shepard is a White Male,
6 ft. 0 in. tall, 240#s, brown hair, green eyes; was convicted in 2016 of 'Failing to provide for a child', according to the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections inmate lookup website service. He received a 4-year, suspended sentence~