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Fists and aluminum bat
NAME: Shawna Jo Kiser
CHARGES: First-degree burglary, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery
DETAILS: An officer responded about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 to an E-911 call regarding activity in the 800 block of W. Maple Street, Barnsdall. The reporting party said Shawna Kiser had just entered her home and assaulted her with closed fists and an aluminum baseball bat. The officer had spoken with the reporting party earlier in the day about the possibility that Kiser had stolen a cell phone at a time when she was an invited guest at the reporting party’s home. When talking with the officer again after the alleged assault, the reporting party said she had gone to Kiser’s home to confront her about stealing the cell phone and the two had argued. The reporting party told the officer that she went home after the argument and was lying down in the back bedroom when Kiser forced her way in and threw three cell phones at the reporting party, saying they were the only three she had. Kiser then reportedly attacked the reporting party, first with fists and then with an aluminum bat. The reporting party told the officer that she retrieved a knife from between the box spring and the mattress of her bed and told Kiser to get out of the house or she would cut her. Kiser reportedly continued to call the reporting party names, but moved toward the exit and left. According to an Osage County District Court record, Kiser pleaded guilty Jan. 25 and was placed on deferred-sentencing status.
‘I am going to rip off your [expletive]’
NAME: Sharon Bustos
CHARGES: Assault and battery on a police officer, and public intoxication
DETAILS: An Osage Nation police officer on July 10, 2018, at about 8:25 p.m. was on patrol in the parking lot of the Osage Casino on West 36th Street North in Tulsa, when he noticed an older Native American woman yelling obscenities at two men sitting on a bench at a bus stop. The officer confronted the woman about her behavior, and she reportedly denied yelling and cursing at the men on the bench. The officer reportedly observed that Bustos’ speech appeared to be slurred and her eyes were watery and bloodshot and had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from her person. The officer reportedly observed that a man who was with Bustos also had watery, bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcoholic beverage. Both Bustos and the man with her appeared unsteady on their feet. The officer detained the man in his patrol car and returned to Bustos, to find her seated on the ground. The officer reported that he asked Bustos what her husband’s name is and she swore at him. The officer then told Bustos that she could go to jail for being intoxicated. “Do it, M.F., do it,” she reportedly shouted in reply. The officer left Bustos to return to her male companion, but heard a security supervisor at the casino tell Bustos to sit back down. When the officer turned and looked, he reportedly saw Bustos coming toward him with her right hand balled up in a fist. The officer handcuffed Bustos, but as he was double-locking the cuffs she reportedly opened her right hand and attempted to grab his crotch. The officer moved Bustos’ hands away from his crotch and Bustos reportedly yelled, “I am going to rip off your [expletive] so your [expletive] wife can’t use it.” Bustos reportedly tried to bite the officer on one of his arms and left a tooth mark but did not break the skin. Bustos reportedly asked for an ambulance, and the officer called for one. She then reportedly attempted to bite a paramedic who was attempting to tend to her. Medical personnel determined Bustos’ vital signs were good, and there was no need to transport her in the ambulance. The case was initially filed as a misdemeanor matter, but on Jan. 14, an arrest warrant was issued for Bustos for a felony prosecution, according to a court record.
Doing 15 in a 35 and weaving
NAME: Casey Stan Graves
CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a firearm while under the influence, transporting an open container of beer, and operating a vehicle with an expired or improper tag or decal
DETAILS: At about 9:56 p.m. Jan. 12, Officer Bret Taylor of the Hominy police observed a white, four-door car doing 15 mph in a 35-mph zone, and weaving in and out of his lane, sometimes entering the lane for oncoming traffic. Taylor continued to observe the vehicle as it moved slowly from one street to another, sometimes entering the opposing lane. Taylor observed the car had a tag cover that prevented him from being able to tell what state or tribe had issued the tag. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the car stopped at the intersection of Eighth and Tinker. When the officer approached the car he had stopped, he reportedly smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage. He noted that the driver had red, bloodshot eyes and slurred, mumbled speech. The officer asked the motorist if he had had anything to drink. The driver said he’d had two beers. The officer asked the motorist to exit his vehicle, and the officer reportedly noticed a firearm underneath the steering column. The officer asked the motorist to show his hands and to exit the vehicle. The officer retrieved the handgun from the car. The officer conducted a field-sobriety test and subsequently arrested the motorist. A wrecker was called to come and get the car. The officer began to conduct an inventory of the car, preparatory to impoundment, and the motorist reportedly became extremely nervous. In the car, the officer found two empty beer containers and a plastic cup containing an alcoholic beverage. The officer also found items he identified as marijuana and methamphetamine smoking devices, and a baggie containing what tested presumptively positive for meth. The car’s tag had expired Dec. 31, 2018. Graves pleaded not guilty in a Jan. 15 hearing in Osage County District Court. His next court date is March 7.
Started with a disturbance call
NAME: Justin Lewis Roach
CHARGE: Possession of a stolen vehicle
DETAILS: At about 9:25 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018, Deputy Martin Meek responded to a disturbance call on East Osage Avenue. Upon Meek’s arrival, he met with Deputy Corby Sorrells, who was investigating damage to a residence directly to the west. Sorrells told Meek that Justin Roach allegedly kicked in the door of a home, causing damage to a locking mechanism. As the officers investigated, they found a small, dark-colored Chevrolet sedan and dispatch told them it had been reported stolen to Tulsa police in November. They also found a white Dodge Ram 1500 with no license plate that, based on a records check using the VIN number, was found to belong to someone in rural Wagoner County. The Dodge had been disassembled to the point it could not be driven. The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office told the Osage County officers the Dodge had been reported stolen to them. Roach pleaded not guilty in a Jan. 16 hearing in Osage County District Court and the court set April 1 as the date for a preliminary hearing.
Flushed the SIM card?
NAME: Latisha Marie Owens, AKA Latisha Broughton
CHARGE: Grand larceny in house or vessel
DETAILS: Barnsdall police chief John Ferguson in July 2018 received a report that Owens may have stolen a cell phone from a person who allowed her to borrow the phone briefly to make a call. A witness provided Ferguson with an account of observing the defendant with the phone, and of hearing the defendant admit she had taken the phone from the victim in the case. Ferguson said the defendant admitted flushing the SIM card from the phone down the toilet at the residence of the witness. An arrest warrant was issued for the suspect Jan. 15.
‘Rufied’ at a bar?
NAME: Faith Leigh Roy
RESIDENCE: Oklahoma City
CHARGES: Child endangerment by driving under the influence, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs
DETAILS: Oklahoma state trooper Robert Regnier arrested Roy shortly after 7 a.m. Feb. 25, 2018, in the 3000 block of U.S. Highway 60 near Ponca City. Regnier had been dispatched about 4:45 a.m. to the scene of a single-vehicle, non-injury accident at the Double N Motel near Ponca City. When the trooper arrived, a deputy sheriff described the accident to him. Deputy Dustin Wells told the trooper that he had been parked across the highway from the motel when he saw a black car pull in at the motel. The deputy then heard a “loud boom.” When he went to investigate the noise, the black car started to back out of a parking space and nearly hit the deputy’s patrol vehicle. The deputy then noticed damage to the motel building in front of the black car. The deputy made contact with the driver, Roy, and determined she had two passengers, an adult and a 16-year-old. The adult was identified as Elizabeth Leclair, then 23. The deputy told the trooper that both Leclair and Roy told him that Leclair had been driving, and they had switched places after Leclair hit the motel building. The deputy said both Leclair and Roy appeared intoxicated, and they said that they may have been “rufied” at a bar that night. To be “rufied” is to have someone slip a drug in your drink. The trooper then investigated the accident. Regnier talked with the 16-year-old, who gave him an account that matched what the two adults had said about switching places after Leclair hit the motel building. The trooper then woke up Roy, after finding her asleep on a sidewalk. He had her sit in his patrol car, and tell her story. The trooper noted that Roy curled up in the seat and was trying to sleep even as she was talking. The trooper administered field sobriety tests to the adults. Both of them told officers they had trouble remembering exactly where they had been and what they had done earlier. An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 15, 2019, for Roy in this felony case.
Lawyer told him to keep his mouth shut
NAME: Chance Clinton Fitzgerald
CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while the privilege is suspended, and driving left of center
DETAILS: Deputy Brett Barnett was on patrol Sept. 14, 2018, driving south on 52nd West Avenue in the Osage County portion of the city of Tulsa when he came up behind an SUV that crossed left of the center line several times. Barnett performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was subsequently identified as Chance Clinton Fitzgerald. When asked for his driver’s license, Fitzgerald reportedly said he didn’t have one and supplied the deputy with his Oklahoma ID card. Deputy Barnett also noticed that Fitzgerald seemed nervous and unable to complete a sentence without restarting it. Fitzgerald’s speech was reportedly slurred, his pupils were dilated and he had uncontrollable facial movements. The deputy concluded these symptoms were consistent with methamphetamine use. A records check on Fitzgerald revealed his driver’s license was suspended. Deputy Barnett had Fitzgerald step out of the SUV and noticed he had poor balance when he walked. The deputy asked Fitzgerald about items he might have in the vehicle, and Fitzgerald reportedly said there was “bag of dope” in a black bag in the backseat. Fitzgerald reportedly gave the deputy permission to look in the vehicle. When the deputy looked, he reportedly found a baggie that contained what appeared to be methamphetamine, along with 17 used syringes and four syringes with a clear liquid substance loaded into them. The deputy also found a glass smoking pipe, some empty baggies and other items. When asked about the last time he had used meth, Fitzgerald reportedly said about five hours previous. When the deputy asked Fitzgerald about taking the state’s test for intoxication, he reportedly said, “My lawyer always told me to keep my mouth shut and to not say anything.” Fitzgerald’s next hearing is scheduled for March 1 in Osage County District Court.
Just a Margarita, that’s all
NAME: Charlene D. Harville
CHARGE: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
DETAILS: An Oklahoma state trooper on March 18, 2018, responded to the scene of an accident on North Lombard Lane and found a silver Chevrolet Cobalt at rest against several small trees, with minor damage having resulted to the automobile. The trooper learned the Cobalt had been northbound on North Lombard and the driver had been attempting to negotiate a curve when the vehicle left the road. When the trooper made contact with Harville, he reportedly noted a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on her breath and about her person. When asked about having consumed any alcoholic beverages, Harville reportedly said she had consumed a Margarita at a restaurant in Skiatook. The trooper performed field sobriety tests on the suspect.