ANADARKO — An inmate at the Caddo County jail is accused of the Dec. 7, 2023, shooting death of Dangelo Pollard.
On Thursday afternoon, the Caddo County District Court charged Davantae D. Winters, 23, of Anadarko, with a felony count of first-degree murder – deliberate intent, records indicate.
The investigation began shortly before 10:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 2023, when Pollard was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of a car parked in the driveway of 109 Moran Drive with a bullet wound to the middle of his forehead and a handgun in his lap, the probable cause affidavit states. The window was rolled down and police found three spent shell casings outside the driver’s side door and eight more in the street, Anadarko Police Officer Preston Allen stated. Witnesses reported hearing the gunshots and saw a dark color car driving away at a high rate of speed.
Pollard’s girlfriend told police he’d been receiving threats from Winters, who is in a relationship with the mother of Pollard’s children. She said Winters and Pollard had been in a verbal confrontation at a Chickasha bar in November 2023 and that Winters had sent a threat to Pollard on Pollard’s Dec. 3, 2023, birthday, Allen stated.
Pollard’s grandmother also reported he’d received several threats from Winters, including the birthday message that read, “I am going to kill you and those were the last birthday candles you will ever blow out,” according to the affidavit.
A Google geofence warrant was issued for the area of Pollard’s murder and a phone registered to Winters’ grandfather was in the area of the incident at the time of the murder, the affidavit states.
On Dec. 12, 2023, Allen spoke with a man who was with Winters the night of the murder who said he’d seen Winters with a handgun on Pollard’s birthday.
Winters was arrested for a domestic assault and battery and was in the Caddo County Detention Center on Dec. 26, 2023, when Allen attempted to speak with him.
Several other people offered information that Winters committed the murder. They wouldn’t agree to be interviewed or sign a statement out of fear for their safety, the affidavit states.
On Feb. 2 a confidential informant said he had information about Pollard’s homicide. He said he was in the same pod as Williams and the man with him the night of the murder and that he’d heard Winters and the other man bragging about killing Pollard, according to the affidavit. They were mentioning being part of the Bloods gang and heard the other man say they shot Pollard eight times, Allen stated. The second man, who has been free since Dec. 29, 2023, for a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, has not been charged in the murder case, as of Thursday afternoon.
Winters’ attorney announcement and preliminary hearing conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 18, records indicate.