Marionville man arrested, charged in strangulation death of woman

Steve Chapman

Bobby Dale Ficklin accused of first-degree murder
A Marionville man accused of murdering a woman is currently being held without bond in the Lawrence County Jail. Bobby Dale Ficklin, 42, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Korrina Fisher, of Marionville.
According to the probable cause statement in the case, Fisher was found dead in her residence in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 2. Ficklin was taken into custody, and while being questioned in a post- Miranda interview, stated he and Fisher had been arguing on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 1 and into the early hours of Oct. 2.
Ficklin also stated that, during the argument, Fisher had begun to hit him, and he grabbed her by the throat with both hands, straddled his legs around her body on the couch and “choked her until she stopped moving and her face turned blue.” Ficklin said after he realized he’d killed Fisher; he left the residence.
 Ficklin is also facing charges of financial exploitation, another case in which he allegedly victimized Fisher. In the probable cause statement of that case, on March 21 of this year, Fisher, who was receiving disability for depression and anxiety, told the investigator that she noticed $322.66 was missing from her account, and also said there were some transactions she didn’t recognize.
The investigator completed a law enforcement request form with, where the transactions allegedly took place; she reported that Wal-Mart’s Global Investigation Division provided her with account details that showed Ficklin allegedly made the purchases on his account using Fisher’s debit card. Three transactions were made on March 10, while a fourth was made on March 11, but canceled. Ficklin also allegedly used Fisher’s debit card in a transaction at
The items purchased through were shipped to an address in Newalla, Okla. According to the probable cause statement, it was the same address where Ficklin was living at the time.
Ficklin is next due in court on Thursday, March 10, for a bond reduction hearing.
According to the criminal complaints in both cases, Ficklin is a prior and persistent offender. They state that on June 3, 1997, he was found guilty of Forgery II in the Oklahoma City County Circuit Court. On Aug. 5, 2000, he was found guilty in the same circuit court of indecent exposure.
According to online records, a protective order was issued against Ficklin in January of 2018; it was lifted the following May.


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