On Monday, Oct. 8th, Laclede County officials received a tip that led officials to a residence in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Billy Sage Medley was arrested without incident in the early morning hours Tuesday.
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On Monday, Oct. 8th, Laclede County officials received a tip that led officials to a residence in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Billy Sage Medley was arrested without incident in the early morning hours Tuesday. Medley is charged with the double homicides of Joe and Brandy Allen of Tunas, Missouri on Sept. 30.
Medley is charged with two counts each of murder, armed criminal action, burglary and tampering. His alleged accomplice, Jeffery Stevenson was arrested last week and is being held without bond. Stevenson faces the same charges as Medley. The two are believed to have been attempting to steal a vintage car when they were interrupted by the homeowners.
The couple’s bodies were discovered early on the morning of Sept. 30, by Brandy Allen’s father, who was out checking his cattle when he noticed the vintage El Camino owned by the Allen’s was sitting in the driveway with a door open.
nvestigators believe the couple were drawn outside to investigate after hearing noises and were shot and killed in their yard.
Stevenson, 22 of Macks Creek, was taken into custody on Wednesday following the murders by the Lake Area Major Case Squad.
Several pieces of evidence allegedly tie the two to the crime. A truck stolen from the Allen’s home was found in Macks Creek adjacent to property owned by Stevenson’s grandmother where he lived. The truck was parked in a wooded area on a logging path.
Investigators have also been able to obtain video from two locations showing the stolen vehicle and a truck identified as belonging to Stevenson around the time of the murders in the Tunas and Macks Creek areas.
The two, Medley and Stevenson, were allegedly seen the evening prior to the murders with a revolver style gun. The two were allegedly looking for paint for Stevenson’s truck The two then allegedly sold a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition within hours of the murders. The ammunition turned over to investigators matched the evidence found at the Allen’s home.
In court documents, Medley, 22, is listed as homeless, but has past addresses in Lebanon and Camden County.
Two other arrests in connection with the murders were made late last week. Kody B. Wilson, 21, of Lebanon, and Cody O. Depriest, 26, of Eldridge, are being held on 2 charges each of abandonment of a corpse. Bond for each has been set at $25,000.
Wilson and Depriest were friends of Billy Sage Medley and Jeffrey Stevenson.
According to investigators, Wilson and Depreist may have made as many as 3 visits to the murder scene after being told about the murders. Neither Wilson nor Depress reported the murders. Wilson is also facing a charge of hindering prosecution for allegedly hiding Medley out.