Arby’s manager charged in death of threatening customer |

Arby’s manager charged in death of threatening customer

Associated Press
In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, booking provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department, shows 25-year-old Deionna Young who is being held without bond Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge in Tulsa. Police say Young, an Oklahoma restaurant manager, has been charged with killing an abusive customer, Desean Tallent, after reporting he threatened her, left and then returned. Police say Tallent later returned, but drove off. Young followed and allegedly shot him, then returned to work.

TULSA, Okla. — Authorities say the manager of an Oklahoma Arby’s restaurant has been charged in the fatal shooting of a customer who she said threatened her.

Tulsa County jail records show 25-year-old Deionna Young is being held without bond Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge. Records don’t list an attorney representing Young, who was arrested Monday.

Sgt. Shane Tuell says Young reported to police on Saturday that a drive-thru customer cursed and spit at her. She asked him to leave.

Tuell says the customer, 25-year-old Desean Tallent, returned later, but drove away. Young followed him and shot into his car, hitting him in the upper torso.

Young then returned to work, and Tallent crashed into a Walmart. He later died at a hospital.

An Arby’s spokesman says the franchise owner is cooperating with authorities.

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