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Eight guns found at residence
NAME: Damein Lawson
CHARGE: Possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction
DETAILS: On Nov. 7 about 8:22 p.m., officers with the Tulsa Police Crime Gun Unit served an Osage County search warrant at 1242 West 53rd Street North, which is reportedly the home of the suspect, Damein Lawson. Police reportedly found eight firearms, digital scales and marijuana. Police said in a case report that Lawson told them he does not have a state medical marijuana license. Lawson is reportedly an ex-con. An agent or agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reportedly assisted with the warrant service. An Osage County deputy also reportedly arrived at the scene of the warrant service. In a hearing Nov. 15 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Lawson. His bail had already been set at $10,000, according to a court record. He is scheduled to return to court Jan. 9, 2020, for a status conference.
Said the trooper was smelling his cologne
NAME: Nathaniel Dean Hunt
CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; and speeding
DETAILS: On Nov. 16 at about 3:20 p.m., Trooper Romulus Gregory was on patrol on State Highway 20 in Osage County when he observed a red Dodge pickup headed west at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. Gregory used his radar to measure the truck’s speed at 84 miles per hour. Gregory, who was eastbound, turned around to conduct a traffic stop and watched as the pickup turned onto County Road 2745 and then pulled onto a lease road. Gregory pursued the truck and noticed as the driver exited the vehicle. Trooper Gregory asked the driver to walk over to his patrol car, and subsequently identified the driver as Nathaniel Dean Hunt. According to a case affidavit, Gregory “immediately smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the breath and about the person of Hunt.” The trooper explained the reason for the traffic stop and Hunt reportedly said he was going 75 mph. Hunt reportedly later said he previously believed his speedometer to be off due to bigger tires he had put on the pickup truck. Gregory asked Hunt if he had consumed alcoholic beverages or used illegal drugs and Hunt reportedly said, “no.” Gregory reportedly observed that Hunt was displaying common indicators for having recently consumed alcoholic beverages and for illegal drug use. The trooper asked if it was possible that Hunt had consumed an alcoholic beverage and he again said, “no.” Hunt reportedly claimed that what Gregory smelled was his cologne. Additionally, Hunt reportedly said he had been drinking the evening before. Gregory also asked Hunt about drug use and Hunt reportedly said, “I don’t smoke marijuana or use methamphetamine anymore.” Gregory noted that Hunt had red, bloodshot, watery eyes with dilated pupils. He also noted Hunt was speaking with a dry cottonmouth. Gregory asked Hunt why he smelled like an alcoholic beverage and Hunt again said it was his cologne. Gregory asked Hunt what kind of cologne he was wearing, and found that Hunt was “unable to give an accurate answer.” Trooper Gregory conducted field sobriety testing on Hunt and offered him a portable breath test. Hunt reportedly refused the breath test, saying he wasn’t drunk and offered to take off his shirt. After Trooper Gregory placed Hunt in handcuffs, the suspect reportedly said he would like to attempt a portable breath test. Gregory administered the breath test and the result was reportedly positive for DUI. Gregory offered Hunt the state’s blood test, which he reportedly refused. In a hearing Nov. 18 in Osage County District Court, Hunt pleaded not guilty and his bail was set at $4,000.
Child sexual abuse
NAME: Ryan Joshua Butler
CHARGE: Sexual abuse — child under the age of 12 years
DETAILS: Osage County Investigator Terry York reviewed a report and forensic interview materials obtained from the Ponca City Police Department in regard to a complaint of lewd acts with a child under the age of 16 years. A forensic interview had been conducted in Ponca City with a juvenile victim, who described an incident that allegedly took place late on Dec. 31, 2016, or early on Jan. 1, 2017. The victim said the water was frozen at a residence on County Road 4420, causing them to have to use a bucket to flush the toilet. When the victim went to use the bathroom, Butler reportedly offered to help by flushing the toilet. During the walk to the bathroom, Butler reportedly gave the juvenile female a long, awkward hug. Later, while they were seated on a couch, under a blanket, Butler allegedly began to touch the juvenile intimately. An arrest warrant was issued Nov. 18 in Osage County District Court for Butler.
Suspect denied punching man in the eye
NAME: Patricia J. Gill
CHARGE: Domestic abuse — prior pattern of physical abuse
DETAILS: Pawhuska Officer Thomas Florence responded shortly after 8 p.m. Nov. 18 to a call regarding a domestic conflict. Officer Florence talked with a reporting party, who gave him an account of Patricia Gill and a man allegedly engaging in a physical altercation while a small child stood between them. The reporting party said it had looked like Gill and the man were fighting over the child. Officer Florence talked with the man who had reportedly been involved in the altercation and he said Gill punched him in the eye, but he reportedly refused to fill out a witness statement and said,”I don’t want her to get into anymore trouble. I don’t want to press any charges.” Gill reportedly told Officer Florence that she and the man with whom she quarreled had been drinking and had argued, but she said it did not become physical. The officer told Gill that the man had already admitted that she punched him in the eye. “That’s a f…ing lie,” Gill reportedly said. Officer Florence had observed that the alleged victim’s left eye was red and slightly swollen. Based on that observation and the man’s admission he’d been punched, Officer Florence arrested Gill. In a hearing Nov. 19 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Gill. The court set her bail at $4,000, conditioned on having no contact with the alleged victim.
Found guilty of direct contempt of court
NAME: Andrew Quinn Pappan
RESIDENCE: Ponca City
CHARGE: Resisting an officer
DETAILS: Officer Robert Willard on Nov. 5 at about 6:30 p.m. was contacted by a bail bondsman, who reportedly said that Andrew Q. Pappan was at the Osage Casino in Ponca City. The bail bondsman reportedly said Pappan was wanted for felony bail jumping and other complaints through Kay County and other tribal jurisdictions. Officer Willard attempted to contact another officer to respond, but could not reach that person. As a result, Officer Willard responded. Willard approached Pappan in the casino and began to say, “Andrew Pappan, you’re under arrest for ….” Pappan, however, reportedly took off running. Officer Willard reportedly pursued Pappan to a point where there were no casino patrons in the area and ordered him to the floor. Pappan reportedly failed to listen and Willard used a Taser on him and took him into custody. In a hearing Nov. 6 in Osage County District Court, a court record shows Pappan pleaded no contest. He was sentenced to a year in the county jail and a $250 fine. The court record reflects that Pappan became disruptive and used profanity. As a result, he was found guilty of direct contempt of court and sentenced to five days in jail for that.
Talking on the phone about insurance
NAME: Waylon Joe Wall
CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; knowingly receiving stolen property; failure to maintain insurance or security; and unsafe lane use
DETAILS: Osage County Deputy Brett Barnett was driving south along State Highway 123 on Nov. 3, when he noticed a pickup truck in front of him crossed out of its lane twice in a fairly short distance. Sergeant Barnett turned on his emergency lights to make a traffic stop, but the pickup kept moving. Sgt. Barnett then activated his siren and the pickup eventually came to a stop near the intersection of SH123 and County Road 2401. When Barnett asked the driver of the pickup, later identified as Waylon Joe Wall, for his driver’s license and insurance, Barnett noticed that Wall was talking on his cell phone to someone about insurance. Wall seemed nervous and Sgt. Barnett reportedly observed “several indications of methamphetamine usage.” Wall was reportedly never able to produce proof of insurance for the pickup truck. When Barnett did a records check on the truck, he received information to the effect that the tag was stolen. Barnett also received information regarding Wall’s prior criminal history. During a check of the pickup’s glove box for registration materials, officers reportedly found a box of ammunition. Barnett asked Wall if he had a gun in the vehicle and Wall reportedly said he had a rifle in the backseat. Barnett found a rifle with a scope. During a continuing inventory of the pickup, Barnett reportedly found a sandwich-sized plastic bag that contained a small amount of a white, crystal-like substance, and a set of digital scales. The inventory also reportedly yielded a 50-round drum from a Thompson submachine gun and an SKS magazine. In a hearing Nov. 5 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Wall.
‘F… it, let’s go to jail’
NAME: Quincy L. Radford
CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs; resisting an officer; transporting an open container of intoxicating beverage; and unsafe lane use
DETAILS: Pawhuska Officer Thomas Florence received word Nov. 2, about 8:35 p.m., from a dispatcher that there had been numerous calls regarding a possible intoxicated driver in a white Ford Ranger. Officer Florence drove north of Pawhuska and waited on the white Ford Ranger. Officer Doug Castleberry also waited. When the vehicle arrived, Florence reportedly watched as the Ranger crossed the yellow center line on Highway 99 three times. Florence then activated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop. He noted that the Ford Ranger failed to stop for about a mile, riding on the shoulder of the highway and at one point going off into the grass. When the vehicle stopped, Officer Florence approached and reportedly was able to identify the motorist as Quincy L. Radford. Officer Florence noted that Radford had an odor about him commonly associated with alcoholic beverages. Radford’s eyes were reportedly red and watery, and his speech was slurred. Florence told Radford to turn his vehicle’s engine off, put his keys on the roof and step out of the Ranger. Officer Florence noticed that one of Radford’s trouser legs was ripped up to the crotch, and that he had trouble maintaining his balance. Florence said in his case affidavit that Radford was non-compliant with verbal commands to put his hands behind him, and Florence had to grab one of Radford’s wrists to put handcuffs on him. Radford reportedly complained that he had only had a few beers and was just trying to get home. Florence reportedly read Radford his Miranda warning and then asked him how much alcohlic beverage he had consumed. Radford reportedly said he had consumed “five or six beers and two shots.” “I also smoked a little weed about three hours ago but I’m not drunk, I’m OK to drive, this is f…ing bulls…,” Radford reportedly said. Radford was reportedly profane at several points in his conversation with the officers. When asked if he was refusing the state’s test, Radford reportedly said, “F… yes, I am. I’m not taking any f…ing test.” He then reportedly added, “F… it, let’s go to jail.” In a hearing Nov. 5 in Osage County District Court, Radford pleaded not guilty.