As of Tuesday night, October 25, 38-year-old Michael Dale Vance Jr. was on the run from Oklahoma police after allegedly shooting two police officers, committing a carjacking, and murdering and attempting to behead his aunt and uncle, Ronald Everett Wilkson, 55, and Valerie Kay Wilkson, 54. He is also suspected of posting two videos to Facebook, live streaming his getaway.
It all started Sunday night when police officers Shawn Stewart and Jimmy Hampton of Wellston, Oklahoma responded to a shots fired call. Upon arrival they asked for I.D.’s from a group of men, Vance being a member of the group. He decided to ambushed them.
Both officers were shot but Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the injuries are not life-threatening.
Vance fled in a police car and continued to wreak havoc.
In a mobile home park near Wellston, a woman was shot and her vehicle was stolen by someone police believe to be Vance. It is then suspected that Vance drove to the home of his aunt and uncle and murdered them.
Officers found the bodies of Ronald Everett Wilkson and Valerie Kay Wilkson at their mobile home on Sunday night. Ronald was shot and both Ronald and Valerie had knife wounds to the neck that were consistent with attempted beheadings. Vance then stole their car and has been on the run ever since.
Vance also live streamed two videos on Facebook after murdering his aunt and uncle. “This is more intense than what I thought it was going to be, to say the least,” he says into a shaky camera while driving. He then states the car he is in right now is dying and he is “about to steal another car, like right now.”
In the second part of the video where Vance appears in a different, newly-stolen car, he claims the situation he is in is “all a set up.” Below is the video.
Vance is believed to be driving a silver 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse with an Oklahoma license plate of 943LQQ. Vance is 5 feet 11 inches, weighs 212 pounds, and is of Native American descent.
He is also wanted on child sexual abuse charges in Lincoln County. The court hearing was set for November 7, which could be the fuel for this spree of terror.
Melissa D. Cooper
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