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FELONY CASES


Game camera took pictures of suspects


NAME: Lee Charles Smith


AGE: 32


RESIDENCE: Wynona


CHARGE: Grand larceny


NAME: Brooklyn Cheyenne Cochran


AGE: 22


RESIDENCE: Skiatook


CHARGE: Grand larceny


DETAILS: Osage County deputy Casey Witt on April 16 took a report regarding a welder and trailer stolen from 1783 County Road 4291. A lock had been cut from a gate to gain access to the property. A game camera installed near the gate took photos of a male suspect and a female suspect, as well as a vehicle they used to take the trailer and welder. Investigator Terry York identified suspects Lee Charles Smith and Brooklyn Cheyenne Cochran from the images that the game camera took. York said in an affidavit that the victim of the theft received a contact from Lee Charles Smith, who reportedly offered to return the property in exchange for an agreement to tell the Sheriff’s office it was all a misunderstanding. The victim reportedly said Smith contacted him after the victim had told others that he knew Smith had taken his trailer and welder. Smith entered a not guilty plea in a hearing May 14 in Osage County District Court. Cochran also pleaded not guilty.


Vehicle has been wrecked


NAME: Colin Miles Wikel


AGE: 19


RESIDENCE: Wynona


CHARGE: Larceny of automobile, aircraft or other motor vehicle


DETAILS: Osage County deputy John Ferguson said in an affidavit that the offense occurred about 1:30 p.m. April 18, at the intersection of Antwine and 1st Street in Wynona. The deputy located a witness who saw Colin Wikel steal a white truck. The vehicle reportedly involved in the incident was a 2008 white Ford F-250. The pickuip had tinted windows and an approximately seven-inch scratch on the passenger side door. Deputy Shannon Bradford arrested Wikel after the suspect reportedly wrecked the stolen vehicle. In an April 22 hearing in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Wikel.


It began with a brake light


NAME: Madison Elizabeth Miller


AGE: 20


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: Possession of contraband by an inmate; driving while the privilege is suspended; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia


DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer William Wamego, at about 4:09 a.m. April 21, was on patrol when he saw a blue four-door Suzuki in front of him. Wamego noticed the vehicle had a brake light out and conducted a traffic stop. When Wamego conducted a records check, he found that Miller’s license was suspended. When Miller arrived at the Osage County jail she was asked if she had any illegal items on her person. She reportedly said, “no.” Officer Wamego said he later found a small pouch between Miller’s phone and her phone case that was labeled as containing a controlled substance. In an April 22 hearing in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Miller. Her next court date is listed as June 14.


Said he had no knowledge of assault


NAME: Vernon Charles Shacklefoot Sr.


AGE: 53


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGE: Domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon


DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Zachary West, about 10:19 a.m. April 19, responded to a possible assault in the 300 block of Santa Fe Avenue. West made contact with a woman who had been the victim of an assault and noticed she had multiple injuries. The victim was transported to Pawhuska Hospital for treatment. During a conversation with the victim, Officer West asked what had happened to her. The victim reportedly said Vernon Shacklefoot pulled her by the arm into his residence in the 200 block of East 3rd Street and accused her of cheating on him. Shacklefoot then began hitting her with his cane, the victim told West. Shacklefoot then took out a knife and began to swing it at her, cutting her face and one of her hands, the victim told West. The victim said Shacklefoot was her boyfriend. West talked to Shacklefoot, who reportedly denied knowing anything about the incident and denied having any relationship with the victim. The officer obtained a search warrant for Shacklefoot’s residence and reportedly found a “silver bladed weapon.” The officer noted that he found what appeared to be blood on the weapon and blood on the couch cushion. The officer also found a broken wooden cane in a back bedroom. In a blue trash can outside the residence, the officer reportedly found items that appeared to have blood on them. In a hearing April 22 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Shacklefoot. His next court date is listed as May 31.


Baggies of meth


NAME: Gavin Lee Shadrick


AGE: 24


RESIDENCE: Tulsa


CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; and failure to wear a seat belt


DETAILS: Detective Sgt. Jerry Bullard of the Skiatook police on April 19 reportedly observed what looked to him like a hand-to-hand drug deal in the parking lot of the Osage Casino in Skiatook. Bullard followed a vehicle, identified as a gray Dodge Charger, from the casino along Rogers Boulevard (State Highway 20) to the parking lot of an O’Reilly’s store. Detective Tony Harper, also of the Skiatook police, responded to the area and took up surveillance across the street from O’Reilly’s. Harper observed what looked like another hand-to-hand drug transaction. As the gray Dodge Charger left the parking lot and headed east on Rogers, Harper noticed the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Harper began following the Charger and its driver pulled a U-turn at Rogers and John Zink. The Charger headed west on Rogers and Harper followed, turning on his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop. The Charger did not immediately pull over, but did eventually stop in the parking lot of a local income tax business. Harper had the driver of the Charger, Gavin Lee Shadrick, get out of the vehicle. Harper then contacted dispatch for a license and warrant check. While waiting on the results, the officer reportedly asked Shadrick about any illegal drugs in the car. Shadrick reportedly said he had about seven grams of methamphetamine in the driver’s seat. Detective Wes Henderson had joined Harper at the scene of the traffic stop and instructed Shadrick’s passenger, identified as Scottie Stevens, to get out of the Charger. Harper reportedly asked for and obtained consent to look in the car and retrieve the meth. He said in an affidavit that he found a baggie of meth and a weighing device. Additionally, Harper reportedly found an Altoids can that contained another plastic baggie of what looked like meth, and a glass smoking pipe. Dispatch reportedly came back with the message that Scottie Stevens had outstanding warrants from Tulsa. Both Shadrick and Stevens were arrested. In a hearing April 22 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Shadrick. His next court date is listed as June 13.


Suspects in Big Al’s burglary


NAME: Eric Patrick Staab


AGE: 41


RESIDENCE: Sand Springs


CHARGE: Second-degree burglary


NAME: Darren Lyn Sumner


AGE: 42


RESIDENCE: Sand Springs


CHARGE: Second-degree burglary


DETAILS: Investigator Steve Talburt of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office was assigned Oct. 29, 2018, to work a burglary at Big Al’s convenience store on New Prue Road in the Sand Springs area. Deputies had initially responded to a burglary call from Big Al’s on Oct. 21. Deputies found Oct. 21 that someone had cut a lock on a store door and pried the door open. A suspect or suspects had also cut open a front panel of an ATM and tried to remove the money box, but had been unsuccessful. Talburt viewed store surveillance video and observed two white males force open a store door and then begin to use a battery powered, hand-held grinder to try to gain access to the ATM. When they were unsuccessful with the ATM and with an attempt to remove something from under the counter, the suspects left the premises. A third person reportedly picked them up in a white Ford pickup truck. On April 11, Sand Springs police responded to a burglary at the Stop & Save convenience store at State Highway 97 and Shell Creek Road. The suspects in that burglary cut open an ATM and were successful in taking the cash box. Sand Springs police were involved in a pursuit of the suspect vehicle in that case, a blue Land Rover. They reportedly saw and could identify the suspects in that burglary. The next day, April 12, Sand Springs police conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle from the Stop & Save burglary and arrested the driver, identified as Eric Staab. Osage County deputy Johnny Porter provided Investigator Talburt a photo of Staab from his Facebook profile, and Talburt was reportedly able to identify Staab as one of the suspects from the Big Al’s burglary. Deputies talked with Staab’s wife, and she reportedly said her husband had been involved in both burglaries; however, when Talburt talked with Eric Staab at the Sand Springs police department, the suspect reportedly said he had not been involved in either burglary. He claimed that his vehicle or vehicles had been stolen during both burglaries. Staab reportedly blamed the Big Al’s burglary on Darren Sumner. Investigator Talburt went to Sumner’s home to see him and immediately noticed Sumner was wearing the same type of brown leather shoes as one of the suspects in the Big Al’s burglary. After being confronted with surveillance images from the Big Al’s burglary, Sumner reportedly admitted that he and Staab were the people in the pictures. On April 16, Talburt took a statement from Staab in which he reportedly admitted to being involved in the Big Al’s burglary and admitted the white truck used in the burglary was his. In a hearing April 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Staab. Court records show an arrest warrant for Sumner was issued April 24.


Robbers nearly hit a third party at about 80 mph


NAME: Eric Patrick Staab


AGE: 41


RESIDENCE: Sand Springs


CHARGES: Endangering others while attempting to elude a police officer; and driving while the privilege was suspended


DETAILS: At about 5:26 a.m. April 11, Sand Springs police were dispatched to the scene of a burglary at 9733 N. Shell Creek Road, the location of the Stop & Save store. A Sand Springs officer learned from his dispatcher that the owner of the business was watching as two male suspects in masks used a large saw to cut open an ATM. The Sand Springs officer was also told that the Osage County Sheriff’s Office had an officer en route but needed Sand Springs to respond. A Sand Springs officer observed the burglary suspects as they left in a vehicle, a blue Land Rover. The officer made observations about the suspects’ complexions and hair, and about a neck tattoo on one of them. Sand Springs police then pursued the suspects. The vehicle in which the suspects were traveling reportedly was clocked doing close to 80 mph and continued to move at a high rate of speed into a residential neighborhood. At one point during the pursuit, the suspects’ vehicle reportedly almost hit a third-party motorist while doing about 80 mph. Sand Springs police eventually discontinued the pursuit. On April 12 at about 7:52 p.m., Sand Springs police stopped a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used in the burglary and the officer who was first on the scene in response to the burglary on April 11 was reportedly able to identify the driver. Sand Springs police reportedly transferred Staab’s cell phone and “the wad of crisp 20 dollar bills that were on his person” to Osage County deputies for their investigation. In a hearing April 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Staab.


Investigator used social media pic for ID


NAME: Michael Scott Evans


AGE: 32


RESIDENCE: Tulsa


CHARGE: Second-degree burglary


NAME: Eric Patrick Staab


AGE: 41


RESIDENCE: Sand Springs


CHARGE: Second-degree burglary


DETAILS: Osage County Investigator Steve Talburt was able to identify a suspect named Michael Scott “Mikey” Evans as the second person involved in the April 11 burglary at the Stop & Save store in the Sand Springs area. Talburt was able to identify Evans from a photo of him that was available on suspect Eric Patrick Staab’s social media page. Evans and Staab are the suspects in the Stop & Save burglary. Talburt was also reportedly able to use a search warrant to gain access to messages between the two suspects using Facebook messenger. In a hearing April 30 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Evans. In hearing April 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Staab.