Figure in homicide case sentenced on other charges
A former material witness in the murder trial for Kenneth Nobles appeared in district court for sentencing Wednesday, but not for any charges related to the case.
Records show Carlos J. Melendez-Salazar, 32, appeared for a judgment and sentencing hearing earlier this week for a variety of charges stemming from an arrest in January in southwest Lawton, including possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana (second) and attempting to elude all filed after the witness had been released on two separate bonds for alleged domestic abuse and intimidation of a state witness.
Nobles is accused of shooting 35-year-old Jonathan Shepherd in May 2013, when Melendez-Salazar went with him to check out reports that a family member was allegedly being harassed by Shepherd's friends. A confrontation in several front yards and the street ended with Shepherd being shot and killed.
Melendez-Salazar was ordered to serve 10 years, fined $1,000 and ordered to undergo two years of DA supervision for the meth possession, and fined an additional $1,000 for the remaining felony offenses.