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.


Unhappy birthday weekend

NAME: Allen Joseph McCoy

AGE: 20

RESIDENCE: Columbus, Ga.

CHARGE: Feloniously pointing a firearm

DETAILS: A Tulsa police officer filed a case affidavit regarding an incident Aug. 5 in Tulsa. According to the document, Allen Joseph McCoy was agitated because he had to drive from Columbus, Ga., to Tulsa on his birthday weekend to pick up his girlfriend’s children to take them back to Georgia. The children had been in Oklahoma for the summer. McCoy’s level of agitation reportedly increased and he allegedly charged at the father of the children, with whom they had been staying. McCoy reportedly tried to punch the children’s father with a clenched fist. The target of the attack reportedly took McCoy to the ground and told McCoy he had no interest in fighting. Once McCoy was able to regain his footing, he reportedly continued to behave aggressively. McCoy drew a semi-automatic pistol that had been concealed on his right side, worked the action and pointed it at the father of his girlfriend’s children. When the officer talked later with McCoy, the defendant reportedly denied having possessed a gun, claiming that he had been holding a cellphone. The Osage County District Court on Dec. 3 issued a warrant for McCoy’s arrest.


Front-seat passenger in traffic stop

NAME: Edward Robert Reed, V

AGE: 38


CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Zachary West was on patrol, northbound on Highway 99, when he observed a dark-colored sedan run the stop sign at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 99. West conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, the officer talked with a front-seat passenger who reportedly would not make eye contact with him. The officer explained in an affidavit that Reed appeared to be intoxicated. Reed has a hearing set for Dec. 13, according to a court record.

2 baggies in a backpack

NAME: Zachary Zaire McCarthy

AGE: 19


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

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Johnny Porter pulled over a light blue Mercury sedan after reportedly observing it to travel left of the center line on Highway 20 four times. Zachary McCarthy was a front-seat passenger in the vehicle. The deputy reportedly smelled a “strong and distinct odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.” The deputy asked the driver and McCarthy if they had marijuana in the vehicle and McCarthy reportedly said he had a small amount of marijuana in a black backpack. During a search, the deputy found two baggies of what appeared to be marijuana in a zipper compartment of the backpack. The defendant pleaded guilty in Osage County District Court and was placed on deferred-sentencing status.

Cracked windshield

NAME: Misty Dawn Bryant

AGE: 38

RESIDENCE: Hoisington, Kan.

CHARGES: Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and permitting an unauthorized person to operate a motor vehicle

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Brett Barnett was on duty in the parking lot of the Osage Casino in McCord when he noticed a vehicle leaving the casino that had a windshield cracked in such a way that it obstructed the driver’s view. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, during which he found that the driver had a suspended Kansas driver’s license and the vehicle was registered to Bryant, who was riding as a passenger. The deputy informed the driver that his license was suspended and the man reportedly said he was aware of that, and had just been to court in Payne County regarding a charge of driving while under suspension. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy reportedly found what appeared to be marijuana in a yellow envelope, and a glass smoking pipe. Bryant pleaded guilty in Osage County District Court.

Said the baggie belonged to him

NAME: Manuel De Lora

AGE: 40


CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and public intoxication

DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Alton Horne was on duty about 1 a.m. on Sept. 6, when he observed a white, four-door vehicle with a Kansas license plate travel left of center. The vehicle then reportedly made a left turn and hit a curb and went airborne. Horne noted that the vehicle “came to rest in a yard.” An Osage County deputy joined Horne at the scene of the incident and the deputy reportedly asked,”Whose marijuana is this that’s on the ground?” The deputy picked up a small plastic baggie and placed it on Horne’s vehicle. Manuel De Lora reportedly said the baggie belonged to him. Horne asked De Lora how much he had had to drink that night and the defendant reportedly answered that he had consumed four beers. Horne noted that De Lora was unsteady on his feet and had an odor of alcoholic beverage. De Lora pleaded guilty.

Traffic pursuit

NAME: Polo Marquez-Bustamanto

AGE: 65


CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Alton Horne made contact with Marquez-Bustamanto during the same Sept. 6 traffic stop that led to the arrest of Manuel De Lora. Horne said in an affidavit that Marquez-Bustamanto was unsteady on his feet and smelled of the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Marquez-Bustamanto was arraigned in Osage County District Court, but later failed to appear for a hearing.

Guatemalan ID

NAME: Anibal Del Carmen Martinez-Juarez

AGE: 22


CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, driving without a valid license, and driving left of center

DETAILS: Martinez-Juarez reportedly was the driver of a vehicle with a Kansas license plate to which Pawhuska police officer Alton Horne and an Osage County deputy responded about 1 a.m. Sept. 6. The vehicle reportedly hit a curb, went airborne and came to rest in a yard. Horne noted that Martinez-Juarez exited the car and stumbled to the rear of the vehicle. The defendant reportedly said, “I live here.” Horne said he would knock at the door to make sure Martinez-Juarez lived there, and the defendant reportedly changed his story and said he did not live at that address. Asked for his driver’s license, Martinez-Juarez said he did not have an Oklahoma driver’s license and provided the officer with a Guatemalan I.D. card. The officer observed the defendant’s speech to be slurred and his eyes bloodshot. Martinez-Juarez pleaded guilty in Osage County District Court.

Said he “just lived right there”

NAME: Joel Ray Roach

AGE: 42


CHARGES: Driving while the privilege is suspended, failure to wear seat belt, defective vehicle

DETAILS: State Trooper Justin Garrison was on patrol shortly before midnight Sept. 4 in Avant when he noticed that the driver of a light blue Ford pickup was not wearing his seat belt. The trooper conducted a traffic stop. When asked for his driver’s license, Joel Roach reportedly said he did not have one. The trooper asked the motorist why he didn’t have a license, and Roach reportedly said his license was suspended. The trooper then asked Roach if he didn’t have a seat belt, and if he forgot to put it on. Roach reportedly said he “just lived right there.” During a vehicle inventory, the trooper noticed the front right tire on the vehicle was defective. It had wires showing with very minimum tread, the trooper said in an affidavit.

Another traffic pursuit

NAME: Pedro Rodriguez-Velez

AGE: 38


CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Alton Horne on Sept. 6 arrested the defendant, who was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that Horne pursued. The officer said in an affidavit that Rodriguez-Velez was unsteady on his feet and had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person. Rodriguez-Velez pleaded guilty.

‘I’m not going to lie to you’

NAME: Eric Earl Neal

AGE: 42


CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and improper tail lamps/tag lamps

DETAILS: State Trooper Romulus Gregory on Aug. 11, shortly after 1 a.m., observed a white Nissan Maxima entering the L.L. Tisdale Parkway with no red tail lamps in use. When Trooper Gregory approached the vehicle after pulling it over, he “immediately smelled an obvious odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from the interior. Gregory observed Eric Earl Neal to have red, bloodshot, watery eyes and to smell of an alcoholic beverage. Neal reportedly denied having consumed any alcoholic beverages. “I haven’t had nothing to drink,” he reportedly said. After Gregory explained to Neal about the odor of alcoholic beverage, the defendant reportedly said, “I’ve had one beer tonight … I’m not going to lie to you.”

Passenger with drug paraphernalia

NAME: Julia Desiree Tallchief

AGE: 26


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

DETAILS: Pawhuska officer Robert Rulo III conducted a traffic stop Sept. 9 at 15th Street and the highway on a gray Pontiac sedan in which Julia Desiree Tallchief was a passenger. During an inventory of the vehicle, the officer reportedly found a red pouch inside a large gold purse. Inside the pouch, the officer reportedly discovered a metal pipe, a silver spoon with a white, rock-like residue, and an uncapped syringe. According to the officer’s affidavit, Tallchief said these items belonged to her. During the contact that police officers had with Tallchief, she also reportedly admitted to possession of “Xanax bars.” Tallchief pleaded guilty in Osage County District Court.