Suspects arrested in murder of Alva man Charles Nieman


February 10, 2019

LEFT: Timothy Dees RIGHT: Zachery Wilson

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has arrested two suspects in the 2013 murder of Alva resident Charles Nieman. On the afternoon of June 12, 2013, the 77-year-old Nieman and his wife stopped at the Loaf N Jug convenience store in Boise City to get gas. Authorities said a man walked up to Nieman and demanded his wallet. Nieman, who was hard of hearing, turned to his wife to ask what the man said. That's when the man shot Nieman in the head, according to the OSBI.

The suspect ran away from the scene, but before the shooting he was seen getting out of a late 1990s to early 2000s GM extended-cab pickup truck occupied by two other males.

Within 90 minutes of the shooting, both the truck and the suspects were seen at convenience stores in Campo and Springfield, Colorado, north of Boise City. Witnesses told investigators the truck had Louisiana license plates and the suspects said they were traveling to Denver.

The investigation continued with few leads until December 2018. The OSBI's newly formed Cold Case Unit began reviewing the case. Additional laboratory analysis provided agents with a possible lead. This led agents into several states and ultimately led to the arrest of the two suspects. On Feb. 6, 2019, Mobile County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshalls arrested Timothy Erish Dees for the murder. He was apprehended at the Dollar General in Semmes, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, Zachery Lee Wilson was arrested through the U.S. Probation Office.

Online records show that Timothy Dees, 24, has been charged with first degree murder in Cimarron County, Oklahoma.

Charles Nieman


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