Sapulpa woman arrested on first-degree murder charges in death of Pryor man

A Sapulpa woman has been arrested on first-degree murder charges after police say that she sold a man Fentanyl, which he later died from.

According to the arrest affidavit, Aaron Tyler Jenks, of Pryor, died in June of 2021 of an apparent overdose of what was later determined to be a mixture of Fentanyl and Alprazolam. Police executed a search warrant on Jenks’ phone and found Donielle Brigance, 27, to be the supplier of the Fentanyl.

In a series of text messages, police uncovered several exchanges where Brigance sold what she called “fent pressed” to Jenks. Most often, the deal would be 10 pills for $400. The evening of June 7th, Jenks had agreed to purchase 20 pills for $700. Two days later, Jenks’ body was discovered at his residence, according to the affidavit.

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In those text messages, police say that Brigance can be seen cautioning Jenks to “be careful,” and that she was “too pretty to go to jail.” Investigators say this led them to believe that Brigance knew that she was selling Jenks dangerous drugs.

In December, Brigance was interviewed by Mayes County Detective John Stanglin and an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agent, where she confessed to an opiate addiction, starting with Roxicodone and moving on to what she called “fent pressed.”

Police in Mayes County arrested Donielle Brigance on February 15th, charging her with Murder in the First Degree, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

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