October 26, 2020
By News Director Jared Atha
A Kansas man was taken into custody and two littler girls were safely recovered in far western Beckham County Saturday night following two Amber Alert tips that helped law enforcement locate the man’s vehicle.
The suspect, 40-year-old Donny Jackson, was wanted in connection with the abduction of his two daughters following the homicide of two juvenile males at a residence in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Beckham County Sheriff Derek Manning says the department’s dispatcher had a feeling that the suspect could be in the area after seeing the Amber Alert.
Sheriff Manning says that 911 call came in shortly before 7:00 pm Saturday stating that the black Honda described in the Amber Alert had been spotted at a truck stop near Sayre and was last seen westbound on Interstate 40.
Officers from several agencies immediately began trying to get in position to intercept the vehicle. A second 911 call from a truck driver a few minutes later informed dispatchers that the vehicle was still westbound, now at the 6-mile marker in far western Beckham County.
Manning said while communicating with the deputies and troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the dispatcher called officers at the Port of Entry office, which is located just inside the state line, knowing they would be in a good position. She also notified Wheeler County, Texas in case Oklahoma authorities were not able to intercept.
Manning said a Port of Entry Officer quickly located and stopped the vehicle at the Honey Farm Road exit and within a minute he was backed by Sheriff’s deputies and OHP troopers. Jackson was arrested without incident.
Manning said Jackson is currently being held at the Beckham County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Leavenworth County, Kansas.