Muskogee judge accused of domestic abuse found dead
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KTUL) —
Muskogee police have confirmed that a Muskogee judge recently arrested and accused of domestic abuse was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide.
Police spokesman Lincoln Anderson says Judge Bart Fite was found dead around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Fite was arrested April 15 after officers responded to a domestic abuse report and took a statement from a victim who showed physical signs of abuse.
Anderson released the following statement:
"Tonight at around 10:30 p.m., the Muskogee Police Department was dispatched to the residence of local attorney, Bart Fite on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Mr. Fite deceased from what appears to be a self- inflicted shot wound. As the investigation is ongoing, no further details will be released at this time."
This is a developing story.