Crime Scene

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
John Reeves

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NAME: Robert Wayne Martinez

AGE: 46


CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; and failure to pay taxes due the state

DETAILS: Just after 10 p.m. Jan. 29, Pawhuska police officer William Wamego pulled over a Buick without a license plate. Officer Wamego determined that no one in the vehicle had a valid driver’s license so he had the occupants get out of the vehicle and he called for a wrecker. Martinez was the front passenger. During an inventory of the Buick, Wamego reportedly found a small blue pill container under a front seat arm rest. Inside the pill container, Wamego found a white rock substance that appeared to be methamphetamine. In the trunk the officer found a digital scales, two bags containing a white and powdery residue, a tan bag inside which was another bag that contained a white rock substance that appeared to be meth, syringes, spoons with a white residue on them, a vial of a clear liquid and a cell phone. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 16 for Martinez in Osage County District Court.

Officers found cell phone with images at scene

NAME: Barbara Ann Hicks

AGE: 42


CHARGE: Second-degree burglary

DETAILS: According to Deputy Anthony W. Barrett, Barbara Hicks, also known as Barbara Chavez, on Nov. 30, 2018 kicked in the side door of a residence on North 107th Street in Skiatook. She reportedly went into the master bedroom and stole jewelry, a pump BB gun, a crossbow, and a safe containing personal paperwork and vehicle titles. While in the home, Hicks reportedly dropped on the bedroom floor a cell phone and a lighter. Authorities obtained a search warrant for Hicks’ phone and found her personal information on it along with photos of her. On Dec. 18, Deputy Barrett learned Hicks was in the Tulsa County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. Barrett attempted to conduct an interview with Hicks, but she reportedly declined, saying she wanted to talk with a lawyer. An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 30, 2019, in Osage County District Court for Hicks.

Clocked yellow truck at 86 in a 65

NAME: Dakota Layton Jackson

AGE: 24


CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; failure to maintain insurance or security; and speeding in excess of lawful maximum limit

DETAILS: OHP Trooper Robert Regnier on Sept. 6, 2018, was on patrol on U.S. 60, just east of Osage Hills State Park. Trooper Regnier was westbound, and he noticed an eastbound vehicle doing 86 mph in a 65 mph zone. Regnier activated his emergency lights and got behind the vehicle, which was a yellow Chevrolet pickup. The pickup turned into a driveway and stopped. Regnier noticed the pickup’s tail lights were blacked out, and it did not have red reflectors on the rear of the vehicle. The trooper made contact with the occupants of the pickup at the passenger side door and reportedly smelled an odor coming from the vehicle that was consistent with the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Later during the encounter, Regnier reportedly smelled on Jackson’s breath an odor consistent with that of an alcoholic beverage. Jackson reportedly told the trooper his wife had just bought the vehicle for him, and he didn’t have insurance on it. Regnier conducted field-sobriety testing on Jackson and concluded that Jackson’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. A warrant for Jackson’s arrest was issued Jan. 30, 2019, in Osage County District Court.

Inappropriate touching?

NAME: John Reeves

AGE: 59


CHARGE: Sexual battery

DETAILS: Reeves, who is identified as having been employed at the Dick Conner Correctional Facility near Hominy, reportedly acknowledged in an interview with a state agent that he had “rubbed along the side” of one of the breasts of a female subject also identified in an affidavit as having been employed at the correctional center. The affidavit says Reeves reportedly rubbed along the side of the woman’s breast, on top of her clothing. Reeves reportedly told the state agent that he knew his behavior had been inappropriate. In a Feb. 5, 2019, hearing in Osage County District Court, a not-guilty plea was entered for Reeves.

‘Embarrassing posts’

NAME: Ricky Lee Bowes

AGE: 64


CHARGE: Lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16

DETAILS: Det. Sgt. Jerry Bullard of the Skiatook police investigated a complaint by a California woman that a Skiatook man had placed a lewd post on her 11-year-old daughter’s Facebook page. Detective Sgt. Bullard reportedly viewed an explicit post on the child’s Facebook page that was attributed to Ricky Lee Bowes. The detective also employed a search warrant to enable him to view messages on Bowes’ cell phone between Bowes and his sister, in which the sister reportedly warned Bowes to stop placing “embarrassing posts” directed to “these girls.” An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 31 in Osage County District Court for Bowes.

Stealing from someone trying to help him

NAME: Wayne Martin James

AGE: 28


CHARGES: Grand larceny; and larceny, burglary or theft of a controlled dangerous substance

DETAILS: Skiatook police detective Tony Harper was dispatched Nov. 5, 2018, to a residence on West Fifth Street to take a theft report. The reporting party, who identified Wayne James as her niece’s boyfriend, said she had been hiring the suspect to do odd jobs. The reporting party wanted to help James because he was jobless. But she had become convinced he was stealing things. Items reported missing included five gold rings, a gold necklace, silver coins, an electric saw, a gas chain saw, a Kindle fire notebook, some pain killers and a camera. James reportedly posted for sale, on his Facebook page, a camera that looked like the stolen camera. Detective Harper talked with the suspect’s girlfriend, and she reportedly admitted that James had stolen the camera. Detective Harper also confirmed that Tulsa and Osage counties had warrants out for James. Skiatook officers arrested James on the outstanding warrants and were able to retrieve the stolen camera in the process. During an interview with police, James reportedly admitted also taking some jewelry, some prescription medication and a change jar. A status conference in the case is scheduled for March 21.

Accused of making and sharing sex video

NAME: Jason Wayne Allen Jr.

AGE: 19

RESIDENCE: Barnsdall

CHARGE: Pornography – Procure/produce/distribute/possess juvenile pornography

DETAILS: Barnsdall police chief John Ferguson last August was involved in an investigation of a juvenile pornography case. The offense alleged was alleged to have been committed in the 300 block of West Vine Avenue. An underage female subject reportedly told Ferguson that she had engaged in consensual sex with Allen, and that he had used his cell phone to make two recordings of the sexual act. Allen reportedly admitted to making the videos and to sharing a copy of the images via social media with a juvenile male, who in turn shared it with another juvenile male. Ferguson interviewed the two juvenile males, who confirmed having seen the video. All parties told Ferguson the video had been deleted. A not-guilty plea was entered for Allen during a Feb. 12 hearing in Osage County District Court. A hearing was set for March 15.

Flipping off the deputy

NAME: Kari Jo Burkett

AGE: 26


CHARGES: Larceny of an automobile, aircraft or other motor vehicle; endangering others while eluding/attempting to elude a police officer; driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs; possession of a controlled substance; and driving without a valid license

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Don Laxson on Feb. 2 was dispatched in response to a call regarding a stolen vehicle. The reporting party told Laxson that his daughter had driven a 1999 Dodge Neon to a friend’s house in Prue. While his daughter was at her friend’s house, another person reportedly got in the vehicle and drove away. The homeowner at the location where the theft reportedly took place confirmed the story. Deputy Laxson drove to a couple of local gas stations to see if he could locate the stolen vehicle. He was unsuccessful and had stopped in the parking lot of Big Al’s, 3660 New Prue Road, near Sand Springs, when he saw the stolen vehicle pass in front of him with its hazard lights on. Laxson pursued the Dodge Neon for purposes of making a traffic stop, and the suspect vehicle then sped up and passed several other vehicles in a no-passing zone, the deputy reported. Laxson said the Dodge Neon reached speeds of 90 mph in a 50 mph zone before the driver slowed to 35 mph and swerved back and forth across the double-yellow line “like she was playing around.” The Neon then did three U-turns and ended up heading south on the New Prue Road. “While doing the U-turns at one point we were side by side, and I could see a female in the driver’s seat with long brown hair and she was flipping me off,” Laxson said. He pursued the suspect southward to Highway 412, during which time she reportedly ran several people off the road. Other agencies became involved once the pursuit continued on Highway 412. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol eventually disabled the Dodge Neon on Highway 51 at the Interstate 44 exit. Deputy Laxson picked up Burkett at the Highway Patrol headquarters in Tulsa. The OHP gave Laxson a baggie of suspected marijuana that had reportedly been found in a pocket of Burkett’s clothing. A records check showed Burkett did not have a valid driver’s license. A not-guilty plea was entered for Burkett in a Feb. 4 hearing in Osage County District Court. An order for mental evaluation and observation was issued Feb. 22. The case is set for further review on April 12.

Drove left of center three times

NAME: Michael Shane Behrens

AGE: 46

RESIDENCE: Collinsville

CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs; driving while the privilege to drive is suspended; and driving left of center

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Johnny Porter was on patrol Feb. 1, driving southbound on 52nd West Avenue, when he noticed a light tan Chevrolet SUV traveling southbound directly in front of him. Porter reportedly noted the SUV traveled left of the center line three times. Porter conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver of the SUV, identified as Michael Behrens. Porter noticed that Behrens’ speech seemed thick and slurred. Porter performed a records check on Behrens and found his license to be suspended. The deputy asked Behrens to step out of the SUV for purposes of a field-sobriety test and observed Behrens to be “extremely unsteady on his feet and using the vehicle for support.” The deputy observed more than once that Behrens’ pupils appeared constricted. During the field-sobriety testing, Behrens reportedly nearly fell down several times. Deputy Porter asked Behrens if he had taken any medication or had used drugs. Behrens reportedly said he used methamphetamine and had taken Lortab for pain. Deputy Porter included in an affidavit that Behrens “later freely and voluntarily stated that he was addicted to pain medication.” Behrens reportedly said he wanted to take the state’s blood test and was transported to Pawhuska Hospital, where blood for the test was drawn. The case was set for a status conference March 7 in Osage County District Court and Behrens reportedly failed to appear. A bench warrant was issued.