The man suspected of dumping a body at a Guthrie hospital was charged with second degree murder in Payne County.
Clyde Marquette Fields, 40, of Del City, appeared in front of Judge Michael Kulling on Thursday without an attorney. Fields informed the judge he has obtained a lawyer (Jason Lowe) in Logan County for the charge of unauthorized removal of a dead body.
Fields is now accused of killing and dumping the body of 40-year-old Roshauna Deshae Ray of Stillwater.
On Jan. 4, Ray was found unconscious in front of Mercy Hospital Logan County in the bushes, rushed into the emergency room and attempted to be revived but was pronounced dead at 8:23 p.m. Related article: Female dead after being stabbed, dumped at hospital
The murder charge comes a month after Ray was found. Investigators continued to work the case to determine the location where the murder took place.
In November 2019, Ray filed and was granted a protective order against Fields in Payne County. On Jan. 6, the Payne County District Attorney’s Office filed a violation of protective order on Fields.
Judge Kulling set a bond amount of $500,000 and a court date of Feb. 13.
In Logan County, Fields is sitting out a million dollar bond.
Additionally in Logan County, Fields is facing two counts of assault and battery upon a police officer. Related article: Suspect of dumping body tazed within hours of entering jail