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FELONY CASES


Began with suspicious vehicle call


NAME: Edward Franklin Ford


AGE: 33


RESIDENCE: Bartlesville


CHARGES: Actual physical control while under the influence; and improper stopping


DETAILS: Officer Chris Edwards of the Skiatook police, about 2:47 a.m. on May 31, was dispatched to the intersection of West Oak Street and South Javine Road in regard to a suspicious vehicle parked in the road. When Officer Edwards arrived he observed a dark-colored vehicle stopped at the intersection. Edwards noticed the vehicle was running but the driver, later identified as Edward Franklin Ford, was slumped over. Officer Edwards said in an affidavit that he tried to wake Ford but was unable. Edwards reached through from the passenger side and cut off the engine. Ford finally waked up and Officer Edwards asked him to step out of the vehicle. Officer Edwards noticed there were several empty beer cans in the vehicle and an odor of an alcoholic beverage. Edwards noticed Ford to have watery, bloodshot eyes, along with slow, slurred speech and unsteadiness on his feet. Officer Edwards said in an affidavit that he reviewed Ford’s criminal history and found that the suspect had two previous convictions out of Texas for driving under the influence. In a June 4 hearing in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Ford. A case status conference was scheduled for June 27.


Says police ‘don’t do anything’ when he calls


NAME: Harold Craig Hawkins


AGE: 57


RESIDENCE: Tulsa


CHARGES: Feloniously pointing a firearm (two counts)


DETAILS: Officer Steve Douglas of the Tulsa Police Department on May 31 responded to an emergency call from the 900 block of North 33rd West Avenue, in the Osage County portion of Tulsa. A caller named Morgan Nelson reportedly said Harold Hawkins shot at Josh Mills. No one was injured. According to an arrest record, Hawkins told Tulsa police that he was tired of Josh Mills threatening him all the time. Hawkins reportedly said he went into the house, grabbed his rifle and loaded it, then fired a round into a ditch while Mills was using a grinder to sharpen a tool. Hawkins said he did this because he was scared. Hawkins reportedly added that when Mills turned around, he continued to point the rifle at Mills and ordered him to leave. Police officers learned that Hawkins had access to two cell phones but did not call police because “they don’t do anything” when he calls them. Police also reportedly learned that Hawkins, Mills and Nelson all live at the same address, so Mills and Nelson were not trespassing. In a June 4 hearing in Osage County District Court, Hawkins entered a not guilty plea. The next court date in the case is listed as June 28.


Said she wanted son, his girlfriend to leave


NAME: Charles Brandon Crabtree


AGE: 32


RESIDENCE: Skiatook


CHARGE: Domestic assault and battery by strangulation


DETAILS: Officer Chris Edwards of the Skiatook police, on May 16 at 10:58 p.m., responded to a call from 1504 W. 5th, Apt. 4. The caller said two people were refusing to leave her residence. The reporting party told Edwards that her son, Charles Crabtree, had assaulted her after she asked that Charles and his girlfriend leave the residence. The reporting party told the officer that Charles Crabtree grabbed her by the neck, slammed her into a wall and threw her on a floor. Officer Edwards said in an affidavit that he observed several injuries to the reporting party and called for Skiatook EMS to come and examine her. Skiatook EMS checked out the reporting party, but she reportedly refused to be treated or transported to a hospital. The alleged victim reportedly asked Officer Edwards to kick open the locked door of a back bedroom where Crabtree and his girlfriend reportedly had been. The officer kicked the door open and found the bedroom empty. He also found a television in the room that was on, and he noticed the bedroom window was unlocked. An arrest warrant was issued for Crabtree on June 5 in Osage County District Court.


Stabbing victim needed more than 30 stitches


NAME: Elizhah D. Florence


AGE: 23


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and threatening to perform a violent act


DETAILS: Officer William Wamego of the Pawhuska police was dispatched about 5:25 a.m. June 5 to 807 E. 12th Street in regard to a stabbing. The reporting party said she and her boyfriend, Justin Springer, had tried to stop Elizhah Florence from beating up his girlfriend. The reporting party said Elizhah then pulled a knife and stabbed Springer in the neck. When Florence started to leave, he reportedly said he was going to come back and shoot up the house. Officer Wamego said in a case affidavit that he found Justin Springer lying in a bed. Wamego said Springer had a cut on the left side of his neck, under his chin; another cut on his right shoulder; and another cut on his left shoulder. The officer described these cuts as being several inches in length. The officer added that Springer had several smaller cuts along his collar bone, a cut on one of his forearms, and a cut on his abdomen. Springer reportedly said he was scared to press charges against Florence because he was afraid for his life; however, after being transported to a hospital for treatment, Springer reportedly said he did want to press charges. Officer Wamego said in his case affidavit that Springer received more than 30 stitches during treatment for his wounds. In a hearing June 6 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Florence. The prosecution asked for a $20,000 bond, but the court set bond at $50,000, according to a court record. The next court date in the case was scheduled for June 20.


Hounding his ex-girlfriend?


NAME: Britton Edgar RedEagle


AGE: 31


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: First-degree burglary; robbery by force and fear; domestic abuse – assault and battery; protective order violation; and trespass after being forbidden


DETAILS: On June 2, Pawhuska police officer Blake Burch was dispatched to 723 E. 9th Street. Burch was informed that an ex-boyfriend had come to that location, assaulted his ex-girlfriend, taken some belongings and left. The reporting party said she had opened her back door to let her dog out and had the door partially opened when RedEagle pushed his way into her dwelling. The reporting party told Officer Burch that she had an emergency protective order in place in regard to the suspect. The reporting party showed Officer Burch her protective order, which had been issued May 14 through the Tribal Court of the Osage Nation. The reporting party said RedEagle pushed her to the ground, blocked her from leaving or getting help, and was cursing and yelling at her. The reporting party said she feared for her life and was crying. The reporting party described for the officer how she was able to get past RedEagle at one point and make it to her front door. When she had made it outside the front door, RedEagle reportedly grabbed her. RedEagle reportedly stole the woman’s house keys and car keys and drove away in his vehicle. In a hearing June 6 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for RedEagle.


Kitchen called ‘extremely filthy’


NAME: Christopher William Gray


AGE: 35


RESIDENCE: Burbank


CHARGES: Child neglect; possession of a controlled dangerous substance (two counts); and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia


NAME: Darla Catherine Grinstead


AGE: 37


RESIDENCE: Burbank


CHARGES: Child neglect; possession of a controlled dangerous substance (two counts); and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia


DETAILS: Osage County deputy Brett Barnett on May 24 obtained a search warrant for the residence of Christopher William Gray at 109 South 3rd Street in Burbank. On May 31, shortly after 7 p.m., Deputy Barnett and a search warrant team served the warrant. They were met at the front door by a juvenile female, and Barnett knocked and announced the presence of the deputies. No one came to the door, so Barnett entered and made contact with Christopher Gray and Darla Grinstead. The deputies moved Gray and Grinstead and two juvenile females outside the dwelling. Barnett then read the warrant to Gray, and read both Gray and Grinstead their Miranda rights. A search was then conducted, starting with the kitchen, which was the first room the deputies entered. Barnett described the kitchen as “extremely filthy.” He mentioned in a case affidavit that he saw raw chicken that had been placed in a pan to be cooked. The pan was reportedly sitting on a counter top that had insects crawling on it. Additionally, a mother cat and her kittens were reportedly eating some of the chicken out of the pan and had dragged some of the meat onto the floor. Animal feces was “abundant” on the kitchen floor, Barnett said in his affidavit. He made notes about dirty conditions in other parts of the house, and observed the children were wearing dirty clothes. During a search of the master bedroom, officers reportedly found controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. The suspects were asked if either of them had a medical marijuana card and they reportedly said that they did not. In a hearing June 6 in Osage County District Court, the court entered not guilty pleas for both Gray and Grinstead.


MISDEMEANOR CASES


Standing in the street, crying


NAME: Cassandra Joy Leach


AGE: 33


RESIDENCE: None given


CHARGE: Public intoxication


DETAILS: Osage County deputy Don Laxson on Sept. 10, 2018, responded to a call regarding a reckless driver. He reportedly found a blue Chevrolet truck parked in the middle of the intersection of North 52nd Avenue West and West 53rd Street North. Laxson said he found Cassandra Joy Leach standing in the street with bloodshot eyes and the smell of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and about her person. Leach was reportedly unsteady on her feet and told Laxson that she had consumed half a pint of liquor. The deputy noted that Leach was very emotional and “continually cried.” Laxson said Leach was unable to stop talking and unable to focus on more than one thing at a time. An arrest warrant was issued for Leach on Sept. 28, 2018. A court record indicates there have been no further developments in the case.


More standing in the street


NAME: Roque Jon Hausner


AGE: 47


RESIDENCE: Sperry


CHARGE: Public intoxication


DETAILS: Osage County deputy Don Laxson on Sept. 10, 2018, responded to a call regarding a reckless driver. This is the same call for service referenced in the previous entry, regarding Cassandra Joy Leach. When Laxson arrived at North 52nd Avenue West and West 53rd Street North, he reportedly found Hausner standing in the street with bloodshot eyes and the smell of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and about his person. Hausner was reportedly unsteady on his feet and said he had consumed half a pint of liquor and that he had the other half-pint in a cup with ice in it, which he was holding. A court record shows an arrest warrant was issued for Hausner on Sept. 28 in Osage County District Court. The court record indicates there have been no further developments in the case.


Expired tag and loud exhaust got officer’s attention


NAME: Bernus Eugene Cullom


AGE: 64


RESIDENCE: Hominy


CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; driving while the privilege is revoked; failure to pay all taxes due the state; and driving left of center


DETAILS: Hominy police officer Bret Taylor on Sept. 28, 2018, at about 11:13 p.m. stopped behind a black, four-door Honda at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 99 and noticed the vehicle’s license plate had expired in August. The officer also observed the Honda’s exhaust was very loud. Officer Taylor pulled over the Honda and made contact with the driver, who identified himself as Bernus Cullom. The driver said he did not have a valid driver’s license. Officer Taylor noticed that Cullom had bloodshot eyes, had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, spoke in a thick and slurred fashion and could not divide his attention. The officer did a records check and determined that Cullom’s driver’s license had been revoked. Officer Taylor conducted field sobriety testing and subsequently took Cullom to the Osage County jail, where a breath test was administered. In a hearing March 1, 2019, in Osage County District Court, Cullom pleaded guilty to all counts. He was placed on deferred-sentencing status with regard to counts one and two; he was fined $100 on count three and $50 on count four and ordered to pay court costs.