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One Roland man dead, another in custody

Updated: Jul 24, 2022

Cody Nichols

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - A Roland man is in custody in connection with the death of another Roland man in the early morning of Monday, July 18.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., the Roland Police Department received a 911 call reporting that a man had been shot in the 100 block of Nichols Street in Roland. When officers arrived, they found Cody Nichols, 34, at the location stating that he had shot Stephen Moravac, 42.

EMTs attempted to render aid to Moravac, who was transported to the hospital in Ft. Smith. Moravac died at the hospital and Nichols was detained at the scene.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) was requested by the Roland Police Department to lead the investigation, with assistance from the Roland Police Department and Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.

Nichols was arrested today at the Roland Police Department and is facing one charge of Manslaughter in the First Degree.

KXMX Staff Writer

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