Crime Scene

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

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

FELONY CASES

The old meth in the bra ploy

NAME: Jessica Nicole Fisher

AGE: 29

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGES: Bringing contraband into jail, public intoxication and disturbing the peace, and resisting an officer

DETAILS: Officer Zachary West, of the Pawhuska Police Department, about 4 a.m. Oct. 22 responded to a request by the Pawhuska Hospital for a police officer. Pawhuska police dispatch told West that the hospital needed help with a woman “who appeared to have been in a fight or something of that nature.” When the officer arrived at the hospital he found a woman “being restrained by about four nurses.” “The patient was continuously trying to get away from the doctor and nurses and kept saying that the doctor was going to kill her,” the officer reported. He noted that Fisher made exaggerated movements, was very irritable and talked constantly. West recalled that Fisher talked about her love for God and about death, and her own death. Fisher also repeatedly requested water because her mouth was dry. The officer observed that Fisher’s symptoms are commonly associated with the use of stimulants. West arrested Fisher on suspicion of public intoxication, and she allegedly resisted being taken into custody. Later, when he got her to the county jail, West noted that the jail staff asked Fisher if she had anything illegal on or in her body, and that she answered, ‘no.’ During a search, the jail staff reportedly found a crumpled five-dollar bill in Fisher’s bra, and the crumpled bill reportedly contained a substance believed to be methamphetamine. In a hearing Oct. 23, the court entered a not-guilty plea for Fisher and set her bail at $7,000. Her next hearing is slated for Nov. 9.

Said there was a warrant for him

NAME: Tyler Ryan Salyer

AGE: 23

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGES: Falsely personate another to create liability, driving without a valid license, speeding and defective vehicle

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Martin Meek on the night of Oct. 22 conducted a traffic stop on New Prue Road, east of Peach Orchard Road. Meek observed the vehicle to be speeding and to have a defective tag light. Salyer reportedly gave the deputy an incorrect name and date of birth. When the deputy confronted the suspect about the false information, Salyer reportedly said he had been untruthful because he had an outstanding warrant. A records check reportedly revealed the existence of an outstanding warrant for alleged failure to make payment in another matter. In a hearing Oct. 23, the court entered a not guilty plea for Salyer.

Playing the slots when they caught her

NAME: Jessica Rae Murray

AGE: 29

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGES: Larceny of automobile, second-degree burglary, knowingly concealing stolen property

DETAILS: Investigator Michael Kennedy, of the Osage Nation Police Department, was dispatched the night of Oct. 18 to the Tulsa Osage Casino on West 36th Street North. While en-route to the casino, dispatch told Kennedy that a female suspect from numerous vehicle break-ins that had occurred on casino property was reportedly in the Tulsa casino. Dispatch also told Kennedy that the female suspect had arrived in a vehicle that had been reported stolen. “Ms. Murray was gambling on a slot machine and failed to notice our advance,” Kennedy said in an affidavit about the arrest. Kennedy explained that he asked Murray if she knew why he had handcuffed her. She reportedly said it was because she stole a van. The officer continued to question Murray and she reportedly admitted to breaking into other vehicles and taking a pitbull dog that needed water, a box of tools and other items. She also reportedly confessed that she had broken into a minimum of six vehicles at the Tulsa Osage Casino. In an Oct. 23 hearing in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not-guilty plea for Murray and set her bail at $10,000.

Buying meth behind the TTT

NAME: Jarrod Connor Milligan

AGE: 23

RESIDENCE: Ponca City

CHARGE: Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance

NAME: Amber Marie Payne

AGE: 31

RESIDENCE: Ponca City

CHARGE: Distribution of a controlled dangerous susbstance

DETAILS: An investigator for the Osage County Sheriff’s Office reportedly arranged to meet with Amber Payne in a trailer park behind the TTT gas station in Osage County. Upon arrival at the trailer park, the investigator reportedly met first with Jarrod Milligan, who allegedly said he would be getting the methamphetamine from his cousin. The investigator gave Milligan $40, and Milligan allegedly gave the money to Payne, who left on a four-wheeler and returned several minutes later with a piece of fabric that she reportedly gave to Milligan. The investigator received the fabric, which allegedly concealed a baggie containing a crystal substance. In a hearing Oct. 31, the court entered a not-guilty plea for Payne and set her bail at $15,000. An arrest warrant was issued Oct. 24 for Milligan, according to a court record.

That’s why I’m here

NAME: Jessie Marie Allison

AGE: 33

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGE: Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance

DETAILS: An investigator for the Osage County Sheriff’s Office reportedly arranged via text messaging to buy 2.2 grams of methamphetamine from Allison for $100. The investigator reportedly met with Allison west of Pawhuska, by the municipal airport. Allison reportedly asked the investigator if he was a police officer. “Well yes that’s why I’m here,” he reportedly said in return. The investigator reportedly handed Allison $100 and received a baggie containing a crystal substance. A warrant for Allison’s arrest was issued Oct. 24.

Another meth buy

NAME: Richard Andrew Wolfe

AGE: 28

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGE: Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance

DETAILS: An investigator for the Osage County Sheriff’s Office reportedly bought a baggie of a crystal substance from Wolfe in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant in Pawhuska for $80. An arrest warrant was issued Oct. 24. In a hearing Oct. 29, the court entered a not-guilty plea for Wolfe and set his bail at $20,000.

Stopped for 65 mph in a 55

NAME: Rachel Ann Estes

AGE: 30

RESIDENCE: Grove

CHARGE: Conspiracy

NAME: Gregory Chance Graham

AGE: 30

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGE: Conspiracy

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Johnny Porter pulled over a silver Pontiac bound east on Highway 412 shortly before midnight Oct. 19 in the Sand Springs area for doing 65 mph in a construction zone where the speed limit was 55 mph, and noted that the two people in the vehicle appeared unusually nervous. Porter reportedly noticed an open, nearly empty bottle of liquor sitting next to the driver. He asked the driver, identified as Rachel Estes, if the bottle belonged to her. She replied that it did not. Porter then asked Estes if there was anything illegal in the car, to which she reportedly replied, “no.” The deputy asked and reportedly received from Estes permission to search the vehicle. During that search, Porter found a large black bag in the back seat that contained several items of clothing along with several cell phones, several USB cords, several packages of rolling papers, syringes, 40 individual packages containing tobacco and wrapped in cellophane and electrical tape, a cellophane-wrapped package containing about five pounds of tobacco and a cellphone, and other items. Estes reportedly said she didn’t know about the items in the black bag and didn’t want to talk about them. Graham reportedly gave an interview to officers, during which he said the items were supposed to be dropped off outside the Dick Conner Correctional Center near Hominy. Graham reportedly told officers it had been his job to act as a lookout while Estes placed items outside the correctional center. Graham reportedly added that Estes became fearful and they were unable to complete the drop. The Osage County District Court has entered not-guilty pleas for both defendants.

MISDEMEANOR CASES

Pocketed cell phone

NAME: Christopher Dale Greene

AGE: 32

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGE: Larceny of merchandise from retailer

DETAILS: Greene was arrested in connection with the theft of a cellphone from Walmart in Skiatook. Video surveillance footage reportedly showed Greene pocketing a cellphone that he had asked to examine and returning an empty cell phone box to a store employee. He reportedly pocketed the phone while the employee was momentarily distracted. According to an affidavit, the store was able to find the stolen phone being sold online in Facebook Marketplace by a third party. That third party told police he had purchased the phone, but had not actually stolen it. That person was reportedly instrumental in identifying Greene for authorities. According to a court record, Greene pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred sentencing status in regard to the larceny of merchandise case.

Writin’ them checks

NAME: Jeffrey (also, Jeffery in court record) Allen Davis

AGE: 43

RESIDENCE: Ramona

CHARGE: Forgery in the third degree

DETAILS: Officer Kim Benson, of the Skiatook Police Department, responded to a fraudulent check/stolen identity case in which a man reportedly wrote a check for $611.66 to Tate Boys in Skiatook for a set of four tires. The business later received notice of a stop payment on the check and an open investigation by Bartlesville police into fraudulent bank activity. Skiatook police were informed by Bartlesville police that Davis had reportedly worked for a man whose checks he used without permission. According to an affidavit, Skiatook police also learned of a separate Tulsa police investigation into a situation where Davis reportedly wrote an unauthorized check to a Reasor’s grocery store in that city. Skiatook police additionally learned of related check cases in Claremore, Coffeyville and South Coffeyville, according to an affidavit. An arrest warrant has been issued for Davis in Osage County District Court.

Business called the law about him

NAME: Robert L. Dennington

AGE: 35

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGE: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs

DETAILS: Officer Ryan Underwood, of Skiatook police, responded to a call about a motorist in a black Pontiac at a local commercial parking lot. When Underwood caught up with the vehicle, the driver reportedly emerged and began speaking loudly to the officer. The officer identified Dennington based on previous contacts, according to an affidavit. “Before I could exit my unit the subject began approaching me and flaying his arms in the air,” Underwood recounted. “I then exited my unit and drew my service weapon and commanded the subject to stop and to place his hands on the back of his vehicle at which time he complied.” The officer observed Dennington to be unsteady on his feet, fidgety, licking his lips excessively, and talkative. The officer cuffed Dennington and told him that he was being detained due to his demeanor. An affidavit shows the officer took Dennington into custody on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs, but also had a conversation with him to the effect that he matched a description given to police by multiple businesses about someone using counterfeit money. The Osage County District Court issued an arrest warrant for Dennington on a charge of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs.