ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies have arrested a man and woman in St. Johns County who were wanted in connection with a murder that occurred in Oklahoma.
Detectives in Oklahoma contacted the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, saying they believed the pair were in the area. Investigators discovered a web posting on an adult escort site advertising the services of a woman, believed to be one of the people detectives in Oklahoma were trying to track down.
Undercover deputies in St. Johns County contacted the woman, who responded with a photo that matched the description of the woman. A meeting was arranged near the World Golf Village and deputies arrested Lindsi Mae Carmella Mayabb, 37, of Oklahoma City. She was placed into custody on local charges, including a felony charge of prostitution.
Investigators were then able to track down the second suspect, George Stewart Watson, 37, of Oklahoma, traveling to a hotel in St. Augustine, where he was placed under arrest.
According to the Edmond Police Department in Oklahoma, both are suspects in the shooting death of 24-year-old Sawyer English, who was found dead inside a home a few weeks ago.
Edmond police said Mayabb was a known prostitute. They said Mayabb and Watson were in a relationship, and they got a tip that Mayabb was also involved with English.
After Mayabb's arrest, Jenny Wagnon, with Edmond Police, said Mayabb told police what happened.
"She admitted that George was enraged of the relationship that she had with Sawyer and that he told Lindsi he was going to shoot Sawyer. He demanded that she drive him to Sawyer’s home," Wagnon said.
According to Edmond police, Watson fired multiple shots through English's home while Mayabb watched. English's body was discovered a day later when a co-worker requested a welfare check because English didn't show up for work. Mayabb told investigators she and Watson fled to Florida.
News4Jax spoke to English's father, Mitch, who praised the hard work of detectives who traced the suspects all the way to St. Augustine.
“I was so afraid this was going to be stretched out, only because of the due process of what police have to do in order to get an arrest," Mitch English said. "I was surprised that they did so quick, but that speaks to their professionalism and how hard they worked on this case.”
It's unclear when Mayabb and Watson will be extradited back to Oklahoma, where they face murder charges.