Stillwater News Press

May 25, 2013

UPDATE: Agents arrest 2 men in connection with murder in Cushing

By Russell Hixson
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested two men in the death of a 32-year old Cushing woman whose body was found at 6:30 a.m. Friday.

A passerby discovered the woman’s body near Harmony Road, a half mile north or East River Bend Road, northeast of Cushing. Later that day, the woman was identified as Amber Nicole Sporleder.

The Payne County Sheriff’s Office asked the OSBI to assist with the homicide investigation.

Agents developed leads throughout the day. They arrested two Cushing men Friday night in Sporleder’s death.

Denny Allen Sisney, 35, and Justin Allen Kelley, 31, were arrested on murder complaints.

Kelley and Sisney have had brushes with the legal system.

Kelley pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree on March 23, 2012. He received a five-year suspended sentence and credit for 180 days served in the Payne County Jail on May 25. He was ordered to pay $100 fine and restitution in the amount of $25,864.48.

Kelley pleaded guilty to breaking into Mac’s Jewelry and Goldsmith, 204 E. Broadway, Cushing, on Feb. 13, 2012.

He was re-arrested March 12 for failing to pay court costs and fees. He was released in early April after paying $100 to the court clerk and receiving credit for time served.  

Sisney pleaded guilty to speeding in 2002 in Payne County District Court.  He pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm after prior convictions on Dec. 16, 2011, in Tulsa County District Court. He was sentenced to one year in the Department of Corrections, but received credit for time served.

He pleaded guilty on Nov. 25, 2008, to domestic assault and battery by strangulation and uttering a forged instrument on Dec. 10, 2008, in Creek County Circuit Court.

He also pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a police officer on April 29, 2009, in Creek County.

The victim also had a criminal record. She pleaded guilty to knowingly concealing stolen property and defrauding an innkeeper in Creek County in January 2012.

 The medical examiner’s office is working to determine Sporleder’s exact cause of death.