Crime Scene

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

EDITOR’S NOTE: The people charged with misdemeanors or felonies are innocent until proven guilty in court. Those who want the final disposition of their case reported in the Pawhuska Journal-Capital call Robert Smith at: (918) 287-7366.

FELONY CASES

You’re on Candid Camera

NAME: Samuel Lynn Hess Jr.

AGE: 36

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGE: Grand larceny

DETAILS: Skiatook police detective Tony Harper used surveillance footage and interviews to determine who stole a camper June 23 from the premises of Lenox Storage Units, in Skiatook. A subject who helped with the removal of the camper from Lenox, but who claimed he did not know a theft was underway, identified the person who took the camper and towed it away with a pickup as Samuel L. Hess Jr.

Oh, you have a warrant?

NAME: Joshua Lee Thompson

AGE: 33

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGE: Knowingly concealing stolen property

DETAILS: Osage County deputy sheriff John Ferguson responded Sept. 14 to a report from the Sand Springs area of a stolen vehicle being clandestinely concealed at a property along Overlook Drive. Ferguson located the vehicle, which he said “appeared to have been purposefully hidden behind the residence.” When Ferguson attempted to contact occupants of the home on the property, they refused to answer the door. Ferguson maintained a secure perimeter around the home, while another deputy obtained a search warrant. Officers then entered the home and made contact with a suspect identified as Joshua Lee Thompson, who reportedly admitted to bringing the stolen vehicle to that location and handed over the keys. In a Sept. 17 hearing, the Osage County District Court entered a not-guilty plea for Thompson and set his bail at $10,000.

Fear of warrant leads to felony charge

NAME: Terry Wayne Bowlin

AGE: 57

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGES: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and petit larceny

DETAILS: An Osage County deputy sheriff responded Sept. 12 to County Road 2706 in connection with a complaint of a theft, and of the victim being struck by the suspect’s vehicle. The victim related that he arrived home shortly after 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and saw Bowlin loading items into a red, Chevrolet pickup. The victim said he confronted Bowlin, and the defendant began to speed away in the Chevy pickup. The pickup reportedly struck the victim. On Sept. 13, officers traveled to Bartlesville, where they contacted Bowlin and he reportedly admitted having been at the victim’s residence, loading up items of scrap metal. Bowlin reportedly said he jumped in the pickup and sped away because he did not want to go to jail for a warrant.

Don’t you just hate those search warrants?

NAME: Justin Tyler Freeman

AGE: 33

RESIDENCE: Waynoka

CHARGE: Knowingly concealing stolen property

DETAILS: Investigator Terry York, of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, on Sept. 11, executed a search warrant in Pawhuska and found a Dixie Chopper mower and a 25-gallon sprayer that had been reported stolen. In a hearing Sept. 18, the defendant pleaded not-guilty and his bail was set at $5,000. Court records show he is also charged, in a separate case, with misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer and resisting an officer.

MISDEMEANOR CASES

Why yes, there is that bag of weed under the driver’s seat

NAME: Lucas Page

AGE: 22

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Deputy Casey Witt performed a traffic stop in the early morning hours of Aug. 7 on a Chevrolet extended cab pickup. When approaching the driver’s side of the pickup, the deputy reported smelling the odor of marijuana coming from the cab. The deputy asked Lucas Page if he had anything illegal in the truck, such as marijuana. Page reportedly said, “no.” Deputy Witt instructed Page to get out of the truck and walk back to the patrol car behind it. The deputy told Page about the odor of marijuana coming from the truck and asked, prior to a search, if there was any marijuana in the truck. Page than said that he did have marijuana under his seat, and ended up giving the deputy a bag containing what appeared to be marijuana. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy reportedly found a scale and three syringes in a box. In a hearing, the defendant pleaded not-guilty and his case was set for Oct. 5.

Who says I’m paranoid and nervous?

NAME: Clay Glenn Wiley

AGE: 49

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Officer Chris Edwards, of the Skiatook Police Department, at about 11:31 p.m. Aug. 3, was dispatched to the vicinity of 200 West Oak in reference to a “suspicious male subject wearing a cowboy hat.” Upon his arrival at the location, the officer found Wiley walking in a city park. Edwards noticed several things about Wiley: that he could not stop moving; that he was acting paranoid and nervous; that his pupils were dilated; that he could not follow simple directions. Edwards concluded that Wiley’s behavior was consistent with methamphetamine intoxication and placed him under arrest for public intoxication.

Green tongue and paranoid; that’ll be $10 plus costs

NAME: Kendall Dawn Smith

AGE: 23

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Skiatook police officer Hank Guilfoyle, about 4:34 a.m. Aug. 2, was dispatched to the area of the local Taco Bueno restaurant in reference to a woman who “appeared to be disoriented and possibly intoxicated.” The officer observed Smith and determined she displayed “common signs of being under the influence of marijuana.” The officer also noted that the suspect made comments that did not make sense, and she appeared “very confused.” Guilfoyle used his flashlight to look inside Smith’s mouth, where he found that her tongue had “raised taste buds and had a green color.” Smith appeared paranoid and kept looking over her shoulders as if someone might be behind her, the officer reported. According to a court record, the defendant pleaded guilty and was fined $10 plus court costs.

Would I lie to you, officer?

NAME: Troy Dean Arnce

AGE: 36

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGE: Obstructing an officer

DETAILS: Pawhuska police arrested Troy Arnce for allegedly lying to prevent officers from catching up with another man, who was the subject of a warrant. Arnce reportedly gave false answers in response to questions about a man named Timothy Miles. Officers discovered Miles in a room at the Black Gold Motel, and Arnce reportedly admitted that he had lied in order to protect Miles. According to a court record, Arnce pleaded guilty in an Aug. 8 hearing.

White rock, not black gold

NAME: Timothy James Miles

AGE: 30

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Robert Rulo reportedly found Timothy Miles in a room at the Black Gold Motel. During that encounter, Rulo reportedly found a white, rock-like substance in a clear baggie that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The officer also found a black purse, inside of which was a small black container that held a blue glass pipe, a white metal pipe and a gray container with the odor of marijuana coming from it. The black purse also reportedly contained a scale. According to a court record, Miles pleaded not-guilty and the district court set his bail at $1,000.

Pleads guilty

NAME: Miriam Ruby Fink

AGE: 20

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: It was in a room at the Black Gold Motel where Miriam Ruby Fink had been staying that Pawhuska police officer Robert Rulo found Timothy James Miles. Police arrested her in connection with the drug evidence reportedly found in the room. According to a court record, Fink pleaded guilty in a hearing Aug. 8.

Pleads not-guilty

NAME: Julia Renee Gurley

AGE: 54

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Gurley acknowledged she had been staying with Fink in a room at the Black Gold Motel where Pawhuska police found evidence of drug possession, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. According to court records, Gurley pleaded not-guilty and the district court set her bail at $1,000. Her case has been scheduled for Oct. 5.

Some weed in my jacket

NAME: Austen C. McCloud

AGE: 25

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGE: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (two counts), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Officer Bret Taylor, on Aug. 7, during a traffic stop spoke with Austen McCloud, a passenger in the stopped vehicle. During the conversation, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana and asked McCloud if there was marijuana inside the vehicle. She reportedly said there was some under her seat. During a search of the vehicle, the officer also reportedly found a baggie containing methamphetamine. When the officer asked McCloud if she had anything on her person that he should know about, she reportedly said, “I have some weed in my jacket.” The officer found a plastic bag containing what appeared to be marijuana. He also found a plastic bag of what appeared to be meth. The defendant has entered a plea of not-guilty.