Osage County charges awaiting pair tied to Bartlesville incident

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Osage County drug charges have been filed against a Hominy man and Pawhuska woman who were arrested last week following a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Bartlesville shopping center.

Fredrick Allen Reese, 26, and Sadie Diana Patterson, 22, are jointly accused of trafficking in illegal drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, according to documents filed March 18 in Osage County District Court.

The charges stem from a search conducted three months earlier, on Dec. 18, 2014, at a local residence where the two reportedly were living. Court documents from other cases list the location as Patterson’s home address.

Osage County Assistant District Attorney Diane Hamner said the local charges resulted from an ongoing investigation that was separate from the Bartlesville incidents.

Reese and Patterson have been in the custody of Bartlesville authorities since shortly after a 36-year-old Osage County fugitive, William David Parks, Jr., died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday evening, March 12. Parks had been a passenger in a car that was stopped by law-enforcement officers on a central parking lot at Bartlesville’s Eastland Center.

Police investigators believe Parks killed himself rather than surrender to authorities. Several area law-enforcement agencies — including the U.S. Marshals Office — were involved in the effort to apprehend Parks, who was wanted on Osage County warrants for feloniously possessing a weapon and pointing a firearm.

Approximately 45 days earlier, Parks had been the subject of a Pawhuska manhunt after he fled the scene of a late-January traffic stop. More than a dozen local officers participated in an unsuccessful search of the areas around 18th Street and Grandview Avenue. The incident caused a temporary lockdown at local school buildings.

A former resident of Hominy and Oklahoma City, Parks served previous prison sentences for assault and battery and domestic abuse. On-line court records also show that Parks had been convicted on drug-related charges.

Investigators arrested Reese and Patterson while executing a search warrant at a Bartlesville motel room where Parks reportedly had been staying. Officers allegedly found illegal drugs and a 3-month old child inside the room, which was also occupied by the Osage County couple. Custody of the baby was turned over to the state Department of Human Services, officers said.

Through last weekend, the Osage County man and woman remained incarcerated in Bartlesville. Their next appearances in Washington County District Court are scheduled for Friday, March 27. Both Patterson and Reese are charged with child neglect and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor under age 12.

Reese also is facing a Washington County charge for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. He is being held at the Bartlesville jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. The Washington County bond amount for Patterson is $20,000.

Also taken into custody on the day of the shooting was a Wynona woman identified as the driver of the vehicle that was transporting Parks. Jennie Mae Dilley, 29, is charged in Washington County with enabling child neglect and possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a park/school/minor child under 12.

Dilley was released from jail after a $20,000 bond was posted Tuesday and is due back in court March 27. As of Thursday, no Osage County charges had been filed against Dilley.