A Wagoner County man set for trial next week will serve life in prison in a plea agreement reached on Monday. District 27 District Attorney Jack Thorp announced his office reached the agreement with the defense attorney for Joshua Herrington, 23, after the family of Brennon Davis, 15, gave their approval.
This was a tragic and senseless murder,” said Thorp of the January 2017 case. “Brennon Davis had his whole life ahead of him, but he got tangled up with two grown men that had no business hanging out with a high school student. Now, one of those men will pay for this for the rest of his life.”
Thorp credits Sheriff Chris Elliott and his investigators with the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office for acting swiftly when Davis’ mother called her son in missing on January 12. Just before midnight on the same day, a witness in the Jackson Bay area of Ft. Gibson Lake called 911 to report a human body on fire. Witnesses reported hearing shots fired around the same time.
Investigators obtained evidence at the scene that helped to identify the remains as Brennan Davis, and within hours, they identified Herrington and his roommate, Cody Thompson, as the prime suspects. Deputies arrested Herrington for obstructing justice within two days, and Thompson was named a person of interest. The pair were still in jail when they were formally charged with Davis’ murder on February 1, 2017.
Herrington’s co-defendant, Cody Thompson, is set to be tried for first-degree murder in October.
District 27 is comprised of Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah and Wagoner Counties.