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FELONY CASES


Missing smokes lead to confrontation


NAME: Ashley Marie Jordan


AGE: 27


RESIDENCE: Tulsa


CHARGE: Domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon


DETAILS: Tulsa police responded about 10:40 p.m. June 17 to a disturbance call from 1013 Newton Street. Police found a woman with a small stab wound to the left side of her chest. The victim told officers that her sister, Ashley Marie Jordan, waked her up regarding some missing cigarettes. The victim said Ashley had a pocket knife and began assaulting her with it. The victim said she defended herself by picking up a baseball bat and trying to hit Ashley. Ashley reportedly chased her sister into the bathroom with the knife. Police arrested Ashley Marie Jordan and booked her at the Osage County jail. In a hearing June 20 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for the defendant. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 21.


Bag with suspected meth in it


NAME: Shelbie Dawn McQuay


AGE: 26


RESIDENCE: Skiatook


CHARGE: Trafficking in illegal drugs


NAME: Ryan Jefferson McQuay


AGE: 42


RESIDENCE: Skiatook


CHARGE: Trafficking in illegal drugs


DETAILS: Deputy Brett Barnett was on duty June 22, traveling west on State Highway 20 near Skiatook Lake when he noticed a pickup truck pulling a trailer. Barnett noted the pickup weaved out of its lane of traffic more than once, crossing over the rumble strip at the side of the road. The driver of the truck, later identified as Ryan Jefferson McQuay, reportedly told the deputy he did not have a driver’s license and provided the deputy with his Oklahoma ID card. During a records check, the deputy reportedly learned that Ryan McQuay’s driver’s license was suspended. Deputy Barnett asked Ryan McQuay to step out of the truck and then asked for permission to search the truck. Ryan McQuay reportedly granted the officer permission to search. Deputy Grant West assisted Deputy Barnett. Deputy West reportedly found a zippered bag lying on the ground, not more than 10 feet from the passenger side of the stopped pickup truck. The officers reportedly found a syringe, a digital scales and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine in the bag. The two suspects reportedly had $967 in cash between them, mostly in smaller bills. The quantity of suspected meth found in the bag was later weighed and determined to be 82 grams. Pleas of not guilty have been entered for the defendants in Osage County District Court, and their next court appearance has been scheduled for Aug. 30.


Handgun and meth reportedly found in inventory


NAME: Kenneth Joshua Letzkus


AGE: 27


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: Possession of a firearm after a felony conviction; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia


DETAILS: Hominy police on the night of June 21 conducted a traffic stop on two vehicles at the same time. There was some concern the drivers might have been about to race. A records check was conducted in regard to a possible warrant for Kenneth Joshua Letzkus. Hominy dispatch reportedly received word from Osage County that there was a warrant out for Letzkus and the county wanted a hold placed on him. Officer Patrick Luey Jr. reportedly asked Letzkus if there was anything he needed to know about before performing an inventory of Letzkus’ vehicle. Luey said in an affidavit that Letzkus would not acknowledge him and was escorted to another officer’s patrol vehicle. Officer Luey then performed an inventory of items stored on Letzkus’ vehicle, which was a motorcycle. Officer Luey reportedly found an unloaded nine-millimeter handgun and six rounds of ammunition wrapped in a black, silk bag. Officer Luey also reportedly found a baggie of suspected methamphetamine inside a carrying case. Luey additionally located, wrapped in a purple bandana, a glass pipe with a bowl at the end. Separately, Luey reportedly found two small baggies with a crystalline, powdery residue. In a hearing June 24, a not guilty plea was entered for Letzkus. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 23 in Osage County District Court.


Crooked contractor?


NAME: Danny K. Hurst


AGE: 59


RESIDENCE: Blanchard


CHARGE: Embezzlement


DETAILS: Osage County investigator Kevin Burke handled a probe in 2017 into a situation where the defendant had entered into an agreement to build a metal shop building for two Osage County residents. On the day the agreement was signed, a $20,000 check reportedly was issued to Hurst. Later, after some concrete work had been done, another $20,000 check reportedly was issued to Hurst. The defendant reportedly did not finish the job in a timely manner and became difficult to contact. The reporting party also had to pay a concrete company $2,439.73 to prevent a lien from being placed on their property. Investigator Burke reportedly did a background check on the contractor and reportedly found a criminal history, including a previous conviction for embezzlement. An embezzlement charge was previously filed on Aug. 21, 2017, in this matter against Hurst in Osage County District Court. That charge was dismissed without prejudice on June 14. Subsequently, on June 24, a new arrest warrant for Hurst was issued based on a new charge of embezzlement.


In the grass in Barnsdall


NAME: Jacki Nicole Thornburg


AGE: 26


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: Escape from arrest or detention (two counts)


DETAILS: Officer Christian Walsh was on duty June 16 in Barnsdall when he spotted the defendant. Officer Walsh recognized the defendant and said in a case affidavit that he had knowledge of a felony warrant out for her arrest through Osage County. Officer Walsh contacted the defendant in an alley, identified himself and gave her an order to stop. The defendant reportedly ran from the officer between two buildings and he was unable to find her. Later, Officer Walsh reportedly found the defendant in an alley in Barnsdall, lying down in some tall grass. He arrested her. In a hearing June 25 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for the defendant. A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 29.


Gun reportedly found in car


NAME: Jeremy Alexander Lochan


AGE: 30


RESIDENCE: Tulsa


CHARGES: Possession of firearms after conviction or during probation; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; driving while the privilege is suspended; failure to maintain insurance or security; and defective vehicle


DETAILS: Deputy Martin Meek on June 26 about 1:11 a.m. was on patrol in the 900 block of West 36th Street North in the Tulsa area of Osage County when he saw a red hatchback traveling east on 36th Street with a defective tag light. Meek also heard sounds that led him to believe the vehicle’s exhaust system was either modified or defective. Meek stopped the hatchback and told the driver, later identified as Jeremy Alexander Lochan, the reason for the stop. Lochan reportedly said, “Oh, I thought it was because I don’t have my seat belt on.” Deputy Meek noticed indicators that Lochan was nervous. Meek also did a records check that revealed Lochan’s driving privileges were suspended. The records check also gave Meek information about the suspect’s criminal history. Based on all of the circumstances, Meek requested that another officer bring a K-9 to have a free-air sniff around Lochan’s vehicle. The trained dog reportedly alerted on Lochan’s vehicle and Deputy Meek told Lochan he was going to conduct a search of the vehicle. Lochan reportedly told Meek there was a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. Meek found the marijuana. He also reportedly found a handgun, a metal smoking device with burnt residue, and a clear-glass smoking device with a tar-like substance. In a June 26 hearing in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Lochan. A case status conference has been set for July 25.


Suspected in multiple property crimes


NAME: Travis Leon Anderson


AGE: 34


RESIDENCE: Owasso


CHARGES: Second-degree burglary; second-degree burglary; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs; knowingly concealing stolen property; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia


NAME: John Samuel Glenn


AGE: 29


RESIDENCE: Sand Springs


CHARGES: Second-degree burglary; second-degree burglary; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; assault and battery with a deadly weapon; possession of firearms after conviction or during probation; aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs; knowingly concealing stolen property; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia


DETAILS: The Osage County Sheriff’s Office became involved in an investigation of Anderson and Glenn after a burglary victim pursued a white 2014 Chevrolet Impala in which the two were riding. The suspects were taken into custody through the efforts of county deputies and an Oklahoma state trooper. Both Anderson and Glenn are charged with second-degree burglary in connection with the theft of items from 231 Highland Drive, in Sand Springs. Each defendant is also charged with second-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with a burglary at 121 Rembrandt Lane in Sand Springs. Glenn also allegedly fired two rounds with a firearm as a citizen who was pursuing him and Anderson drove past him after he had gotten out of the white Impala that Anderson was driving. The two men are also accused of conspiring in the possession of certain items of property and roughly 391 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine, as well as several syringes. The suspects were arrested May 29 and county investigators followed up on the arrests with a continued investigation.


Burglary followed by credit card offenses


NAME: John Samuel Glenn


AGE: 29


RESIDENCE: Sand Springs


CHARGES: Second-degree burglary; and pattern of criminal offenses


NAME: Maranda Todd (also known as Miranda Todd)


AGE: 20 or 21


RESIDENCE: Tulsa


CHARGES: Second-degree burglary; and pattern of criminal offenses


DETAILS: Osage County deputy Johnny Porter responded the evening of May 1, 2019, to a report of a burglary on West 38th Street North. The reporting party said she received an alert on her phone while at work, to the effect her credit cards had been used for a large purchase. The reporting party said she contacted the credit card companies and told them she had been at work and had not used the cards. She also said that she had kept the cards hidden at home. The reporting party found a window open at her house. One of her credit cards had reportedly been used for a $596.81 purchase at a Best Buy store and another card had been used at a Conoco station. Deputy Porter received additional information during his investigation from the reporting party, concerning additional illegal uses of her credit cards. Deputy Porter was able to use surveillance video footage to identify the suspects, John Samuel Glenn and Maranda Todd. The deputy also contacted someone who knew Todd and gathered information to the effect she had been running in the company of Glenn.


Said he didn’t have ID on him


NAME: Randy Lee Walker Jr.


AGE: 31


RESIDENCE: Hominy


CHARGES: Falsely personate another to create liability; and failure to wear a seat belt


DETAILS: On June 26 at about 3:23 p.m., Osage County deputy Kevin Young noticed that a male front-seat passenger in a yellow four-door Chrysler was not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Young pulled over the Chrysler at the junction of State Highway 99 and Core Road in Hominy. Deputy Young said in a case affidavit that he recognized the front-seat passenger as Randy Lee Walker when the man looked at him. Young asked Walker for his ID and Walker reportedly said he didn’t have any ID on him. Walker then reportedly told Young that his name was Jacob Walker and provided Young with a birthdate. Young did a records check and reportedly discovered that Osage County had a warrant out for Randy Lee Walker’s arrest. Deputy Young filled out a warning form to give to Walker for not wearing a seat belt. He asked Walker to sign the warning. When Walker reportedly signed the name “Jacob Walker,” Deputy Young arrested him, handcuffed him and placed him in the rear of his patrol car. In a hearing June 27 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Walker.