Owasso man arrested in connection with stabbing death of Oologah man
Additional information about the death of an Oologah man is coming to light, as Saturday’s arrest of two suspects believed to be involved in the incident reveals further details.
Owasso resident Robert Kent Kraft, 29, was booked into Rogers County Jail on a charge of homicide, and Talala resident Elizabeth Kelsey Rollings, 25, was booked on charges of possession of controlled substance, criminal nonsupport, weapons offense and obstructing justice.
According to the probable cause affidavit, shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, June 30, a 911 call was received at the Rogers County Central Dispatch, in which, dispatch was advised of a male subject lying in his yard with blood on him. The caller reported there had been an argument next door between two males and his female neighbor around midnight.
The affidavit further notes the caller said the subject had blood on his neck, his eyes were half-opened, and he began CPR.
Rogers County Deputies responded to the scene in Oologah and, upon finding the subject, Justin Johnson, observed him to be bleeding from an apparent stab wound to the center of the chest. The subject also was found with abrasions to his face with a slight bruising, appearing to have been in a physical fight, the affidavit detailed.
At 3:22 a.m., the subject was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency personal.
In the ensuing investigation, deputies learned the deceased was in an argument with a female and another male subject in the front yard within three hours of his time of death, and that the suspects departed the scene at a high rate of speed within minutes of the reported altercation.
Rogers County Investigators and 12th Judicial District Investigator learned Kraft could be a possible suspect due to Rowling having him listed a reference on her tenant paperwork. Investigators contacted Kraft, who was observed to have wounds on his face and hands, consistent with a fight, the affidavit indicated.
Kraft voluntarily spoke with investigators, who were shown the clothing that Kraft had worn the night before, and upon which, investigators observed a “red substance consistent with blood” on Kraft’s blue jeans, according to the affidavit.
Kraft was then transported to the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, where he was interviewed and provided “different versions” of events from the night of the incident, including one which described the incident as self-defense as the subject “came at him with a knife,” which he grabbed and “pushed into him.”
Kraft told investigators that the subject fell to the ground, stating he was “okay,” but that Kraft then left the scene and did not return, the affidavit said.
Rollings also was interviewed with regards to the incident, during which, she said the victim had struck Kraft with his fist, but both men separated and she was unaware of the victim’s death until later that day.
Rollings did report being in a relationship with both the victim and Kraft, the affidavit indicated.
A search warrant was later executed at the Rollings residence, where the deceased had previously been living with Rollings and her juvenile daughter, the affidavit indicated, and where items found included marijuana and a firearm, both of which were “easily accessible by Rollings juvenile daughter.”
Kraft and Rollings were subsequently booked into Rogers County Jail on their respective charges.