EARLSBORO, Okla. (KFOR) — A man was arrested Friday night after allegedly killing another man with an axe near Earlsboro, according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.

Undersheriff Travis Dinwiddie said Felipe Reyes Wright Jr., 27, was at his mother’s house when he approached Charles Rodgers, who was housesitting next door.

Felipe Reyes Wright Jr. Image courtesy Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office.
Felipe Reyes Wright Jr. Image courtesy Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.

An altercation occurred for an unknown reason, and Wright allegedly killed Rodgers by striking him with an axe.

Wright left the scene and called police as he walked down the eastbound lanes of I-40. Police intercepted Wright and took him into custody.

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Wright has been booked into the Pottawatomie County Jail on a first-degree murder charge.

Dinwiddie stated that they believe drugs may have been involved, but the cause of the attack is still under investigation.