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Items found during warrant search
NAME: Justin Keith William Bowen
CHARGES: Taking/receiving stolen credit or debit card; and possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction
DETAILS: Bowen was arrested after several Pawhuska police officers served a search warrant Sept. 4 at a residence at 1112 Boundary Ave. A case affidavit explained that officers found a bank card and a J.C. Penny card in Bowen’s wallet that had the name of another person imprinted on them. The affidavit indicated the cards were reported stolen. During the search, officers also reportedly found what the case affidavit described as “three imitation firearms.” In a hearing Sept. 10 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Bowen. The case was set for a status conference on Oct. 17.
‘I just wanted to get away, man’
NAME: Jerry Dale Bennett Jr.
CHARGES: Possession of a stolen vehicle; endangering others while attempting to elude a police officer; malicious injury to property under $1,000; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; and failure to display a current license plate
DETAILS: Sgt. Daniel Alden of the Pawhuska Police Department was on patrol about 10:57 p.m. on Sept. 10. Sgt. Alden was observing a residence on East 9th Street. As he was engaged in this activity, Sgt. Alden noticed a blue Hyundai with no tag parked at the residence. He also noticed the vehicle appeared to have recent damage on both sides. Alden interpreted the damage and the lack of a tag as signs the vehicle might be stolen. As soon as Alden turned on his headlights, the Hyundai reportedly turned west on 10th Street and accelerated. Alden turned on his siren and emergency lights and began to pursue the Hyundai, which reportedly ran numerous signs while trying to elude the officer. During the pursuit, the driver of the Hyundai reportedly threw a large suitcase out the driver’s side window and the officer had to swerve to miss it. The Hyundai at one point ran through a yard at 18th and Bigheart. The driver of the Hyundai also reportedly began to “brake check” the officer, who had to take evasive action. Next, the driver of the Hyundai reportedly threw a “full size vehicle floor jack” out the driver’s side window, hitting Sgt. Alden’s patrol vehicle. Alden’s vehicle subsequently became harder to handle, but he continued the pursuit. As the chase went on, with the Hyundai driver reportedly making multiple turns and contiuing to engage in “brake checking,” Alden noticed the Hyundai driver throw a yellow bag out the driver’s side window and begin waving a long, cylinder-shaped object that was eventually determined to be a metal pipe. Alden and other officers initially thought it might be a firearm. Sgt. Alden’s patrol vehicle was eventually disabled due to damage it sustained during the chase, and Officer Doug Castleberry took over as the lead pursuer. The Hyundai eventually crashed and the driver took off on foot. Officers caught up to him and took him into custody. After capturing the suspect, police reportedly found a baggie of a clear, crystal-like substance in one of his pockets. When asked why he had been fleeing, the suspect, identified as Jerry Dale Bennett Jr., reportedly said it was because he had “dope” on him. He also reportedly said the Hyundai was stolen. “I just wanted to get away, man,” Bennett reportedly said, when asked why he had been throwing items out of the Hyundai. In a hearing Sept. 13 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Bennett.
Reportedly acted out violently
NAME: Ashley Chantel Cummings
CHARGES: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; assault and battery on a police officer; and resisting an officer
DETAILS: Pawhuska Police Officer Zachary West was dispatched about 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, to a residence in the 900 block of Mathews Avenue in regard to a report of death threats having been made against someone. When Officer West arrived at the residence, he reportedly observed a woman later identified as Ashley Cummings on the phone, yelling angrily at an Osage County deputy sheriff. Officer West asked Cummings what was going on, and she reportedly ignored him and walked back into the residence, slamming the door behind her. Momentarily, Cummings reportedly came back out of the house and begain yelling at Officer West, accusing the Pawhuska Police Department of making threats and spying on her. Officer West contacted the homeowner, who reportedly said Cummings had been behaving that way for a couple of days. Officer West and a deputy sheriff reportedly left the residence, since their presence seemed to be agitating Cummings. Upon arriving back at the police department, Officer West learned from dispatch that the homeowner had called and reported that Cummings had assaulted her with a pair of hedge clippers. Cummings reportedly hit the homeowner with the hedge clippers, knocking her into a computer desk. When Officer West arrived back at the house on Mathews Avenue, he was speaking with the homeowner when Cummings reportedly came out of the house and begain yelling at him. The officer attempted to detain Cummings, but she reportedly pulled violently away from him and scratched him along the right side of his neck when he attempted to take her to the ground. In a hearing Sept. 17 in Osage County District Court, Cummings pleaded not guilty.
Asleep at the wheel
NAME: Jarred Desmond Standridge
CHARGE: Possession of a stolen vehicle
DETAILS: Tulsa police were dispatched one morning in July 2019 to the 1700 block of West Latimer Place, in the Osage County portion of Tulsa, in regard to a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road. The reporting party wanted police to check on the situation because the vehicle had been parked in that location for several hours and the driver appeared to be passed out. Police reportedly found Standridge asleep in the driver’s seat of a silver 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. The vehicle had been reported stolen in relation to a rape incident, according to a Tulsa Police Department affidavit. An arrest warrant was issued Sept. 18 for Standridge in Osage County District Court on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle.
Video camera, quick police response thwart burglary attempt
NAME: Aaron Eugene Collins
CHARGE: Second-degree burglary
DETAILS: A Tulsa police officer was dispatched about 10:52 a.m. Sept. 3 to a burglary in progress at 2129 North Vancouver Ave., Tulsa. The officer reportedly arrived seven minutes later and found that the door leading to the victim’s garage had been breached and was standing open. The officer reportedly heard the suspect, later identified as Aaron Collins, rummaging around inside. Officers were able to get inside and clear the residence, but the suspect had reportedly already fled, apparently through a back door. An officer was able to view video from a camera owned by the victim, and reportedly recognized the intruder as someone with whom he had regular contact. Because officers interrupted the burglary in progress, they were reportedly able to limit the amount of lost property to a vehicle key fob. Officers also reportedly found the suspect’s vehicle parked nearby. An arrest warrant was issued Sept. 18 for Collins in Osage County District Court.
Child sexual abuse
NAME: Jesse Neil Graves
CHARGE: Sexual abuse — child under 12
DETAILS: Osage County Investigator Steve Talburt responded to a report of child sexual abuse in rural Barnsdall. In late July, Talburt attended a forensic interview for a 10-year-old girl. During the interview, the child reportedly said she had been touched inappropriately by her Uncle Jesse. The child reportedly said the objectionable behavior had occurred on more than one occasion. Investigator Talburt told the court in his case affidavit that he tried several times to make contact with Jesse Graves, but Graves never answered or attempted to return the investigator’s calls. Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office detectives reportedly were able to do an interview with Graves, and the report of that interview is included in the case record. In a hearing Sept. 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Graves and set his bail at $25,000, conditioned on his having no contact with the alleged victim.
Lewd or indecent acts
NAME: Jason Jesse Hicks
RESIDENCE: Ponca City
CHARGE: Lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16
DETAILS: Osage County Investigator Terry York on Aug. 3 took a report regarding an allegation that Jason Jesse Hicks touched a 15-year-old girl in a sexual manner at his residence on Catfish Drive. The alleged victim was interviewed, and she reportedly said she spent the night at the defendant’s residence, with his daughter. The alleged victim was reportedly on the couch when Jason Jesse Hicks began to rub her feet. The 15-year-old was reportedly uncomfortable and pulled away, but Hicks reportedly grabbed one of her feet and pulled her toward him. The defendant’s touching of the girl reportedly continued with him making contact with her groin and a breast. The girl reportedly was eventually able to get away from the defendant and call her mother to come and get her. In a hearing Sept. 26 in Osage County District Court, Hicks pleaded not guilty and the court set his bail at $25,000. His next court date was set for Nov. 15.
Warrants out for Honeycutt
NAME: Doyle Clint Honeycutt
RESIDENCE: Sand Springs
CHARGE: Assault, battery, or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
DETAILS: Osage County Deputy Martin Meek was dispatched about 10:28 p.m. Aug. 4 to a disturbance near the intersection of 129th West Avenue and Shell Creek Road in the Sand Springs area of Osage County. Initial information that Meek received indicated that the reporting party was hiding in some tall grass and shots had been fired. During a subsequent investigation, Meek reportedly learned about a physical altercation. A witness to the altercation reportedly used a shotgun to fire three shots into the ground in an attempt to stop the conflict. Accounts of the incident that were given to Deputy Meek included details about Honeycutt reportedly using an object, possibly a two-by-four, to strike a vehicle. An arrest warrant in this case was issued for Honeycutt on Sept. 19 in Osage County District Court. Court records show an arrest warrant was also issued for Honeycutt on April 4, 2019, in a separate felony case involving a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
‘I know I’ve been drinking’
NAME: Quintell Warner Love
CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; driving while the privilege is suspended; speeding in a posted zone; and throwing litter from a vehicle
DETAILS: Oklahoma State Trooper Romulus Gregory on Sept. 20 at about 12:42 a.m. was on patrol on Apache Street, about a tenth of a mile east of the L.L. Tisdale Parkway. Gregory noticed a white Honda Accord approaching him and determined the Accord was doing 48 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone. Trooper Gregory turned around to make a traffic stop for speeding and watched as the Honda Accord turned onto the on-ramp for the Tisdale Parkway. The trooper observed a beer can that was thrown from the passenger side window of the Accord. The car came to a stop on a shoulder of the on-ramp. Trooper Gregory approached the Accord on the driver’s side and immediately noticed an odor associated with alcoholic beverages coming from the vehicle cabin. He also spotted an open container of “Steel Reserve” beer in the cup holder of the center console. The driver of the Accord, identified as Quintell Warner Love, told Gregory he had consumed “about three beers.” A records check showed Love’s driving privilege had been suspended. Trooper Gregory conducted field-sobriety testing, and also offered Love a breath test, which the suspect reportedly refused. “I’ve been drinking. I know I’ve been drinking,” Love reportedly said. In a hearing Sept. 20 in Osage County District Court, Love entered a plea of not guilty.