A man charged with domestic assault in Sapulpa has been found murdered in Arizona

In January of 2019 Sapulpa Times printed an arrest story on Robert Detwiler, Jr. Detwiler was charged with felony domestic assault and battery by strangulation and spent 3 months in the Creek County Jail awaiting conviction. 

He eventually accepted a plea agreement from the Creek County DA in exchange for a guilty plea to the lesser charge of assault with intent to commit a felony. The court received no complaint from the victim in the case, and Detwiler received a 3-year suspended sentence from Creek County Judge Doug Golden. 

His probation was transferred to Arizona upon his release, due to a hold from warrants from a previous charge in Arizona. 

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Court records show he moved into a halfway house in Tucson, Arizona, where he had apparently spent most of his life and where most of his family was located. 

Then on August 15 of this year, Detwiler was murdered in Tucson. News reports state that he was seen arguing with another man in the courtyard of an apartment complex on the east side of the city, and that that argument culminated in his homicide. 

The autopsy states that death occurred as the result of several close-range gunshot wounds. Detwiler was 33 years old, and, according to his obituary, left behind 3 young daughters. 

Izaiah Thomas Colon, 18, turned himself in on September 15 for the murder of Detwiler and has since pled not guilty to the second-degree murder charges. His next court hearing is set for November 6 in Tucson, Arizona. He is currently being held in the Pima County Jail.