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Woman complains ex-boyfriend won’t leave her alone
NAME: Randy Lee Walker Jr.
CHARGE: Domestic abuse - assault and battery
DETAILS: Hominy police officer Patrick Luey Jr. was dispatched about 3:29 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019, to 301 Parkview Drive, Hominy, in regard to an assault report. The officer was informed that a suspect named “Randy” had left on foot. Officer Luey arrived at the call location and talked with the reporting party, who said his daughters had been spending the night with neighbors at 312 Parkview and had come home crying. The reporting party said he initially could not understand what his daughters were crying about, but the woman at whose home they had been staying came over and explained that her ex-boyfriend had just assaulted her. The alleged victim talked with the officer and related directly to him that Randy Lee Walker Jr., her ex-boyfriend, had assaulted her. The woman explained to the officer that she was having trouble getting Randy Lee Walker to stay away from her home and leave her alone. The victim told the officer that Randy Lee Walker struck her in the forehead with his fist, and took her house keys and cell phone and left. The officer did a screening for the victim, asking her a series of questions. She reportedly told the officer that she did not feel safe in her home. A warrant was issued Jan. 9 in Osage County District Court for the arrest of Randy Lee Walker Jr.
Woman said Moore threatened to kill her
NAME: Anthony Moore
CHARGE: Domestic assault and battery by strangulation
DETAILS: Tulsa police responded about 11:16 a.m. Jan. 10 to a report of domestic violence in progress at 729 North Country Club Drive, Tulsa. An officer made contact with the victim and observed what is described in a case report as a “fresh, visible injury to her chin.” The victim said that she and Anthony Moore had started to argue, and he pushed her up against a wall. The victim said Moore than put his hands around her neck and began to choke her. Moore reportedly told the woman that he would kill her. In addition to the injury on the victim’s chin, a police officer observed red marks and scratches on the woman’s neck. Police transported Moore to the Osage County jail. In a hearing Jan. 13 in Osage County District Court, Moore pleaded not guilty and his bail was set at $4,000, with the condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim.
Man said contractor failed to complete work
NAME: John Steven Pohlsander
RESIDENCE: Springdale, Arkansas
CHARGES: Felony value — false pretenses/bogus check/con game (two counts)
DETAILS: Osage County deputy sheriff Jeff Jones on Oct. 2, 2019, talked with a Ponca City lawyer named Guy Clark, who reportedly said a client of his paid John Steven Pohlsander $50,000 to build a barn-style home. Clark reportedly said Pohlsander began by placing posts in the ground, more than a year ago, but had not completed anything else. Deputy Jones told Clark to have his client bring his documentation to the sheriff’s office for review. Clark also reportedly said he had found a civil case against Pohlsander in Arkansas for the same thing. Clark said he had been in contact with Osage County district attorney Mike Fisher, who advised him to contact the sheriff’s office and make a report. Deputy Jones on Oct. 3 met in Ponca City with Clark’s client. The man showed the deputy a contract with Pohlsander that laid out dollar amounts and specifications about what was to be built. The alleged victim also showed the deputy photocopies of two $25,000 checks that had been paid to Pohlsander. Pohlsander reportedly began the work, but left and did not complete it. The victim said he tried multiple times to contact Pohlsander and initially received no reply. The victim reportedly sent Pohlsander text messages, and received in return some dates when Pohlsander indicated he would show up, but Pohlsander did not show up. Deputy Jones submitted a report to the Osage County district attorney. An arrest warrant for Pohlsander was issued Jan. 14, 2019, in Osage County District Court.
Shed burglarized near Bartlesville
NAME: Brooklyn Cheyenne Cochran
CHARGE: Second-degree burglary
DETAILS: Osage County deputy sheriff Robert Testerman said in a case affidavit that a burglary occurred between 7:30 p.m. June 23, 2019, and 4:20 a.m. June 24 at an equipment shed located in a pasture about 200 yards east of County Road 2145, along the north side of County Road 2740, near Bartlesville. The burglary victim listed 32 items stolen, and the total value of the items as $2,680. The items included hand tools, and vehicle and equipment parts. An investigation of the burglary scene reportedly yielded items of evidence, including a debit card in the name of Brooklyn Cheyenne Cochran. In a hearing Jan. 17 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Cochran and scheduled a status conference for Feb. 6. Osage County District Court records show Cochran is a defendant in multiple ongoing felony prosecutions.
Search reportedly yields meth/marijuana pipe
NAME: Roy Leon Johnson III
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; driving while the privilege is suspended; and defective vehicle
DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Doug Castleberry was on patrol Jan. 11, when he found himself driving behind a red Pontiac Sunfire and noticed the driver’s side tail light wasn’t working. Officer Castleberry turned on his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop in the vicinity of the intersection of Lynn and St. Paul, but the motorist in the Sunfire continued driving. Officer Castleberry then activated his siren, but the suspect vehicle again kept on going. The Sunfire finally stopped in front of a residence on Orchard. The driver of the Sunfire reportedly identified himself as Roy Johnson and handed the officer an Oklahoma ID card. Johnson reportedly told the officer that his driver’s license was suspended. Officer Castleberry did a records check and confirmed Johnson’s license was suspended. Pawhuska police arrested Johnson for driving with a suspended license, and during a search of the suspect the police reportedly found a glass smoking device that the suspect reportedly identified as a meth/marijuana pipe. In a hearing Jan. 13 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Johnson and set his bail at $1,500.
Suspect complained of stolen cell phone
NAME: Brandon Matthew Bard
RESIDENCE: Sand Springs
CHARGE: Malicious injury to property
DETAILS: Osage County deputy sheriff Don Laxson responded Dec. 1, 2019, to a report of a mailbox being vandalized. The reporting party told Laxson that his son got into a dispute with someone in Sand Springs, who followed his son home and smashed up the face of the mailbox with a skateboard. Deputy Laxson reviewed surveillance camera footage provided by a neighbor of the reporting party, and the details of that camera footage supported the reporting party’s story. Brandon Bard told the deputy that he met with the reporting party’s son at a Quik Trip store in Sand Springs to sell him a cell phone. Bard said the reporting party’s son stole the phone and raced home to hide. Bard said he followed the other young man home, and sent him messages to return the phone, but got no reply. Bard reportedly said he hit the mailbox with his skateboard and left. An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 13 in Osage County District Court for Bard.
Records showed at least five prior suspended license citations
NAME: Lonnie Wayne Wallace
RESIDENCE: Sand Springs
CHARGES: Driving while the privilege is suspended; and operating a vehicle with defective equipment or unsafe conditions
DETAILS: Osage County deputy sheriff Martin Meek conducted a traffic stop on a Buick sedan about 8:55 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Sand Springs area. Deputy Meek reportedly pulled over the car because of a defective brake light. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Lonnie Wayne Wallace, reportedly said he did not have a driver’s license and handed the deputy an Oklahoma ID card. Deputy Meek said in his case affidavit that a records check on Wallace showed the suspect had been cited or arrested at least five times previously for driving while under suspension. Meek also reportedly found that there were at least three warrants out for Wallace’s arrest — two issued by the Osage County District Court, and another issued in Los Angeles County, California. In a hearing Jan. 14 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Wallace.
Accused of writing bad check to veterinary clinic
NAME: Jesus Garnica Madrigal
RESIDENCE: Braman, Okla.
CHARGE: Obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check/false pretenses
DETAILS: The defendant allegedly obtained services Sept. 20, 2019, from Pioneer Vet Clinic in Ponca City and paid with a check for $249. The check was deposited and was reportedly returned marked insufficient funds. A warrant for Madrigal’s arrest was issued Jan. 14, 2020, in Osage County District Court.
Trooper found a joint on the driver’s seat
NAME: Joshua J. Selvidge
CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; speeding; and failure to maintain insurance or security
DETAILS: Trooper Brian Rose, at about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 10, 2019, was on patrol on Javine Hill Road, north of Country Road, when he spotted a small, dark-colored car doing an estimated 55 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone. Trooper Rose confirmed the vehicle was doing 56 mph and initiated a traffic stop. The trooper reportedly observed the license plate on the vehicle was expired. As he approached the vehicle, the trooper reportedly smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from it. The driver, who identified himself as Joshua Selvidge, reportedly said he had lost his driver’s license and that he had smoked marijuana an hour or two earlier. He reportedly also said that he did not have a state-issued medical marijuana card. The trooper reportedly found one marijuana cigarette in the vehicle. The trooper administered field sobriety testing, but did not conclude the suspect was intoxicated. An arrest warrant was issued for Selvidge on Jan. 14 in Osage County District Court.
Apparently called the cops on himself
NAME: Patrick Steven Lyons
CHARGE: Public intoxication and disturbing the peace
DETAILS: At about 6:33 a.m. Jan. 14, Pawhuska police officer William Wade received a call to respond to the Handy’s convenience store, 521 East Main, in regard to a subject refusing to leave the store. Officer Wade approached the subject, identified as Patrick Steven Lyons, and asked him to step outside. Officer Wade asked Lyons if he could leave the store, and Lyons reportedly said he could not leave because he was waiting on someone. Wade asked Lyons who he was waiting for, and Lyons reportedly couldn’t tell the officer. At that point, Wade noted that Lyons “started to pray to God, mentioning Jesus.” Officer Wade asked Lyons if he had taken any prescription medication and Lyons reportedly said he had not. Officer Wade then asked Lyons if he had smoked any marijuana, and Lyons said he had not. Officer Wade next asked Lyons when he last used methamphetamine, and Lyons reportedly said it had been weeks. Wade said in his case affidavit that he asked the drug questions because he noticed Lyons “to have large pupils and he was saying random sentences that were irrelevant.” Wade also noted in his affidavit that Lyons occasionally looked to his right, as if someone were standing there, and said, “yes,” or “no.” During his encounter with Loyns, Officer Wade had a brief conversation with a Pawhuska Police Department disptacher, who explained to Wade that Lyons was actually the reporting party for the call. Lyons reportedly walked into the police station, made a report about a male subject at Handy’s, gave a description of himself, and then went to Handy’s. Officer Wade ended his conversation with the dispatcher and resumed talking with Lyons. Wade eventually arrested Lyons for allegedly being under the influence of methamphetamine in a public place. The officer noted in his affidavit that he was concerned about the possibility Lyons might be experiencing visual and auditory hallucinations caused by sleep deprivation. In a hearing Jan. 15 in Osage County District Court, Lyons entered a guilty plea and was assessed a $100 fine plus court costs.