The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has a suspect in custody after the murder of 63-year-old Robert Whiteley of Ada. Drew Derrick Davis (1/6/1995) was arrested by the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) on August 25, 2022 on a felony warrant for First Degree Murder.
The investigation was initiated on August 21, 2022, after the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) received information that an individual was attempting to sell the deceased’s truck at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa. TPD contacted the Ada Police Department to conduct a welfare check at 915 Summer Tree in Ada, where Whiteley lived.
On August 22, 2022, an Ada police officer spoke with a family member of Whiteley’s who said he was missing. The family member went with Ada police to Whiteley’s house and just before 2 p.m. entered the home. It was clear that foul play had occurred and upon searching the house, Whiteley was found in a back bedroom. He had been stabbed to death.
The Ada Police Department requested assistance from the OSBI at that point. At 4 p.m., TPD contacted the OSBI and said the victim’s vehicle had been located and impounded and the individuals with the truck at the time were detained. Based on the evidence and interviews, Davis (1/6/1995) was identified as the suspect. He was booked into the Tulsa County Jail and then transported by OSBI Special Agents to the Pontotoc County Jail where he remains.