An Oklahoma man charged with murder may have his bond revoked after visiting a popular all-night themed breakfast restaurant.
Daniel Joseph Triplett, 66, was charged with first degree murder and desecration in October 2021. He was eventually released but is now in danger of being sent back to prison after recently visiting the Waffle House. , go to a convenience store and go to a bank. Logan County Attorney Laura Thomas said those outings were evidence that the alleged killer had “repeatedly violated court orders regarding his binding conditions.”
Charges were leveled against the defendant in Logan County, Okla. After he was allegedly arrested in a series of “paper thin“Lie about the disappearance and death of a 50-year-old man Brent Mack, one of his employees disappeared at the end of September last year.
The victim’s body was eventually found buried underneath a septic tank.
An investigation begins after Mack’s daughter, Raychelle Wilson, raised questions about her father’s whereabouts and his health concerns following a conversation with the defendant.
In a Facebook Messenger chat, Triplett allegedly said he fired the deceased man on September 20, 2021 and dropped him off at a laundromat with $1,000 in severance pay. .
The defendant later deleted that chat from her account, police allege, but the daughter kept screenshots of the messages and provided them to investigators.
That day in September happened to be the last time Mack heard of him calling and texting his girlfriend in Texas.
However, investigators found something amiss.
“He stated that he wanted to sever ties with Brent because of his violent attitude,” authorities wrote in a presumptive affidavit. “Dan said he gave Brent $1,000 as a severance pay. Dan testified that Brent got out of the truck and told him he was going to Texas to get married.
So far, at the time, Triplett’s story to the police more or less matches what he is said to have told Mack’s daughter. Investigators then obtained two separate footage of security cameras that tell a completely different kind of story.
First up is some curious footage from Holiday Laundry on Cleveland Street in Guthrie, Okla.
“Dan was shown a copy of video footage of him driving at Holiday Laundry and failing to stop,” authorities said. “When faced with the inconsistencies in the story, Dan was very red-faced and angry. Dan was asked about other jobs and locations and Dan said he couldn’t remember.
Then a search warrant was issued, leading authorities to a particularly important job – one that happened on September 20, 2021, the last day Mack was informed.
According to a report obtained from the defendant’s truck, the work occurred at a home that received a septic tank installation on the date in question. And the homeowners, it turns out, had some of their own narrative surveillance footage.
As previously reported by Law & Crime, surveillance footage shows two people – identified as Triplett and Mack – entering the hole in the septic tank. But there was only one person left that day. Investigators then dug up the septic tank and found Mack’s decomposing body buried there.
“[T]The Medical Examiner identified what was believed to be a bullet in the chest cavity with a wound [Mack’s] upper left,” authorities wrote in the affidavit.
The victim’s family is shocked that Triplett was allowed to socialize after such terrible allegations.
“When she said the words ‘I’m going to issue a bond for $500,000,’ it was just a myth to me,” the victim’s brother, Troy Franklin-Smith, told local Fox affiliate KOKH.
Now, thanks to that alleged Waffle House ride, a bond callback hearing is currently scheduled for January 14.
[image via Guthrie Police Department]
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