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Bryan Co. Shooting Death Of Two Men Under Investigation


DURANT, OK -- Authorities say the death of two men inside a Bryan County home may not lead to murder charges, after a confrontation that they believe happened inside the house.

Deputies are trying to piece together, exactly how the deadly shooting happened. Sheriff Ken Golden says the shooter told them that the two men he shot were themselves armed with a weapon made of leather and metal.

Inside the Bryan County courthouse on Friday, Rodney Andrews, 54, was arraigned on drug charges, a day after authorities say he shot and killed two men inside a home on Highway 70 east of Bennington.

"Neither one of the gentlemen lived there at the time. It appears it may have been out of anger that they came back to the residence," says Golden.

Around 1 p.m. Thursday, Gary Robison, 70, and his friend Brad Rader, 34, showed up to the house owned by Robison's ex-wife Virginia, Golden said.

"We believe there may have been a slapper-type weapon that may have been in their possession. We're still trying to determine that," says Golden.

Investigators say the turn the two men made into the driveway was the last drive they ever took, as one died at the house, and another was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"A lot of times, people decide they want to take things into their own hands, and instead of reporting an assault and seeing if it will go through the court system, they get angry," says Golden.

Golden says the homeowner's daughter Veronica Robison had gone home and told her father, about an argument with Andrews that turned physical. Golden admits even if the men had gone to authorities, there might not have been any charges filed.

"There were no physical injuries present, so even that would not have constituted an arrest," says Golden.

Now, it will be up to the District Attorney's office to sort out whether any other charges are warranted in this deadly confrontation.

Judge Trace Sherrill set bond for Andrews at $100,000 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful use of a police radio, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Andrews asked to take a drug test, and Sherrill advised him to consult his attorney. His next court date is set for March 21.