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FELONY CASES


Messed up on drugs?


NAME: Jacob David Downing


AGE: 36


RESIDENCE: Tulsa


CHARGES: Third-degree burglary; and petit larceny


DETAILS: Skiatook Detective Tony Harper said in a case affidavit that Skiatook police responded the morning of July 24 to Walmart regarding an automobile burglary and the theft of property. The vehicle from which items were taken was identified as a work truck belonging to a business called We Love Lawns. The items taken included a weed trimmer, a black bag containing tools, a backpack-style blower, a pair of sunglasses and a Bluetooth speaker. When Detective Harper spoke with the suspect, Downing reportedly said he wasn’t sure why he stole the items, and that he guessed he must have been “messed up on drugs.” He also reportedly said a buddy of his sold the leaf blower on the Internet for about $150. An arrest warrant was issued for Downing on Sept. 23 in Osage County District Court.


Stolen tractor


NAME: Nathan Daniel Catlett


AGE: 28


RESIDENCE: Bartlesville


CHARGE: Knowingly receiving stolen property


DETAILS: Osage County Deputy Kyle Reese was contacted July 23 by Washington County Deputy Amanda Griggs, who requested assistance in retrieving stolen property. Deputy Griggs reportedly shared photos of the suspect, identified as Nathan Catlett, with Deputy Reese. Deputy Griggs reportedly told Deputy Reese that stolen items could be located in rural Osage County, near Skiatook. Deputy Reese reportedly found a tractor on the property of Dan Catlett, the suspect’s father, that matched the description of a tractor reported stolen out of Washington County. Dan Catlett reportedly told Deputy Reese that his son, Nathan, drove up on the tractor about 7 a.m. on July 18 or 19. Deputy Reese was able to speak with Nathan Catlett via telephone and Nathan reportedly gave several conflicting accounts of how he came to be in possession of the tractor. An arrest warrant was issued for Nathan Catlett on Sept. 23 in Osage County District Court.


Dispute over damaged truck


NAME: Pearson Leon O’Neal


AGE: 57


RESIDENCE: Skiatook


CHARGE: Malicious injury to property over $1,000


DETAILS: Skiatook police officer Mark Dressler responded about 4:08 a.m. on Aug. 26 to a call regarding vandalism to a vehicle. The reporting party, identified as Clay Wiley, said he had parked his truck, which had a flat tire, at the home of a friend. The reporting party also said he talked with O’Neal, who is the owner of a trailer park, and O’Neal had agreed to let him leave the vehicle for an hour or so while he went to get a wheel and tire. The reporting party said he returned about 4 a.m. and found the truck had been dragged out of the trailer park with a skid steer and left on the side of the road. Officer Dressler gathered evidence that indicated a skid steer had, in fact, been used to remove the truck from the trailer park. He also observed there appeared to be fresh damage to the truck. When Dressler eventually talked with O’Neal, the suspect provided a different account of events. He reportedly said Wiley had been evicted from the trailer park for making threats against his life. O’Neal said he had told Wiley to leave, but Wiley could not do so because of the condition of his truck. O’Neal said he told Wiley that he had one hour to get the truck out of the trailer park before a tow truck would be called to come and get it. O’Neal reportedly explained that several hours went by without Wiley returning, so he used the skid steer to remove the truck. O’Neal reportedly claimed he contacted two different towing companies but neither of them was able to remove the vehicle, so he took it upon himself to move it. In a separate statement, the “friend” at whose home Wiley reportedly said he left his truck, said she asked O’Neal to have it removed. In a hearing Sept. 25 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for O’Neal.


Accused of stealing disability money


NAME: Mildred Sue Floyd


AGE: 42


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGE: Abuse by caretaker


DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer William Wade was present Aug. 28, when police received details from an informant, who reportedly said Mildred Floyd was the payee for Social Security disability payments, with the funds being intended to be used for the support of her son, Austin Floyd. Police were reportedly told Mildred Floyd gave Austin about $100 a month and used other money from the payment for her own purposes. Officer Wade reportedly talked with Mildred Floyd on Sept. 18 at the Osage County Sheriff’s Office regarding her son, Austin, and the disability payments. Mildred Floyd reportedly confirmed that Austin had not lived in her home since March 2019. She reportedly said, “I don’t keep his money or nothing like that.” Mildred Floyd reportedly told the officer that the amount of Austin’s payment on the first of each month was $770, and that she would give him about $400 to $500 each month on the first of the month. She reportedly said she would have to withdraw money for two days in a row at an ATM to give Austin all of his funds. She also reportedly said Austin had asked for his card back on Sept. 1, and that she gave it to him and it had $400 on it. Officer Wade reportedly told Mildred Floyd that he could obtain records for withdrawals, to see how much money she actually gave Austin. The suspect reportedly admitted she gave Austin $300 to $400 a month and kept the rest. In a hearing Sept. 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for the defendant.


Search warrant execution


NAME: Mildred Sue Floyd


AGE: 42


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; and knowingly concealing stolen property


DETAILS: Sgt. Margina Solomon, of the Pawhuska Police Department, on Friday, Sept. 13, participated in the execution of a search warrant at 1506 Claremore, in the city of Pawhuska. The residence is reportedly located within 1,000 feet of an Osage Nation Head Start school building. Sgt. Solomon reported finding a pill she identified as morphine and a capsule she identified as amphetamine in a room that she identified as the defendant’s bedroom. Sgt Solomon reportedly also found a toy action figure car and a Nintendo game box that had been stolen from another home. In a hearing Sept. 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for the defendant.


Search warrant execution


NAME: Maleik Semaj Farr


AGE: 23


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; knowingly concealing stolen property; and petit larceny


DETAILS: Sgt. Margina Solomon, of the Pawhuska Police Department, on Friday, Sept. 13, participated in the execution of a search warrant at 1506 Claremore, in the city of Pawhuska. The residence is reportedly located within 1,000 feet of an Osage Nation Head Start school building. During the execution of the warrant, Sgt. Solomon reportedly found a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine in a small storage container believed to belong to Farr. In a hearing Sept. 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea and general denial on behalf of Farr.


Search warrant execution


NAME: Jesse Irvin Diaz


AGE: 54


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: Possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; and knowingly concealing stolen property


DETAILS: Sgt. Margina Solomon, of the Pawhuska Police Department, on Friday, Sept. 13, participated in the execution of a search warrant at 1506 Claremore, in the city of Pawhuska. The residence is reportedly located within 1,000 feet of an Osage Nation Head Start school building. During a search, police found a Daisy BB gun and a 30-30 Winchester ammunition round suspected to belong to Diaz. Police also found an iPad believed to be stolen, as well as a liquid substance in a syringe that tested presumptively positive for methamphetamine. In a hearing Sept. 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Diaz.


Search warrant execution


NAME: Chad Scott Floyd Jr.


AGE: 22


RESIDENCE: Pawhuska


CHARGES: Second-degree burglary; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; and knowingly concealing stolen property


DETAILS: Sgt. Margina Solomon, of the Pawhuska Police Department, on Friday, Sept. 13, participated in the execution of a search warrant at 1506 Claremore, in the city of Pawhuska. The residence is reportedly located within 1,000 feet of an Osage Nation Head Start school building. During a search, police reportedly found a backpack believed to belong to Chad Scott. In a zipper bag, stored inside a pocket of the backpack, police reportedly found several baggies with a white, powdery residue inside, and some syringes. The residue reportedly tested presumptively positive for methamphetamine. In Sgt. Solomon’s case affidavit regarding Chad Scott, she said that she conducted an interview with Scott in August 2019 in which he admitted to burglarizing a house in the 900 block of East 11th Street in Pawhuska. During that interview, Scott reportedly told Sgt. Solomon that property stolen during the break-in was being kept at 1506 Claremore. In a hearing Sept. 24 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Floyd.


Accused of damaging gaming machine


NAME: Trey Alexander Dupris


AGE: 26


RESIDENCE: Bismarck, N.D.


CHARGE: Malicious injury to property over $1,000


DETAILS: Officer Robert Willard was conducting a walk-through of the Osage Casino in Ponca City about 4 a.m. on April 13, when he was approached by a security supervisor, who informed him about a gaming machine that was damaged by a male guest. The guest reportedly struck a touch-screen panel of the gaming machine and cracked it. Surveillance video reportedly showed the guest striking the gaming machine about 12:56 a.m. The total of repair costs and estimated lost revenue came to more than $2,000. The guest was identified as Trey Alexander Dupris. An arrest warrant for Dupris was issued Sept. 24 in Osage County District Court.


Rape case


NAME: Tylon Charles Walsh


AGE: 18


RESIDENCE: Skiatook


CHARGE: Rape — first degree (victim under age 14)


DETAILS: Detective Sergeant Jerry Bullard, of the Skiatook Police Department, worked this case. The case had been originated by Officer Kim Benson. Det. Sgt. Bullard attended a forensic interview in which the victim reportedly told of having sexual contact with the defendant in a wooded area south of Central Park and west of the walking trail in Skiatook in March of 2019. An arrest warrant was issued for Walsh on Sept. 24 in Osage County District Court.


Suspect’s sister reportedly turned her in


NAME: Katy Sue Freel


AGE: 30


RESIDENCE: Shidler


CHARGES: Falsely personating another to create liability; driving while the privilege is suspended; failure to maintain insurance or security; and failure to pay tax owed to the state


DETAILS: Osage County Deputy Andrew Minson, on May 30, 2019, at about 5:15 p.m., observed a white Dodge Durango on which an expired license plate sticker was displayed. Deputy Minson performed a traffic stop and asked the driver of the Durango for her driver’s license and proof of insurance. The driver reportedly said she did not have a license or proof of insurance in her possession, but she could give him her name and date of birth. The vehicle was impounded because the tag was expired and there was no proof of any insurance on it. Deputy Minson learned later that the driver of the vehicle allegedly gave him her sister’s name. An arrest warrant was issued for Freel in Osage County District Court.