A felony murder charge has been filed against a 19-year-old Drumright resident for his alleged involvement in an attempt to steal copper that led to the death of an accomplice.
Police say 18-year-old Cody Holland was electrocuted May 26 during an attempt to steal copper from a transformer. Jacob Lee Matherly was charged Friday with felony murder
State law allows for a murder charge if a person is killed during the commission of a felony.
Police said after the incident that the transformer was behind a chain-link fence with a high-voltage sign along an oil lease road.