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.


Drug complaints

NAME: Douglas Lee Shire

AGE: 65


CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to signal on turning; and defective vehicle

DETAILS: Deputy Brett Barnett responded Feb. 7 to an incident involving the suspect. Shire was suspected of committing violations in the Double N Motel parking lot, located along Highway 60 in the McCord area. He was arrested at a Valero service station along Highway 60. He pleaded not-guilty in a Feb. 12 hearing in Osage County District Court. Shire’s record with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows he was previously sentenced in 2015 in Oklahoma County for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of paraphernalia.

Took off running

NAME: O.C. Nelson Walker Jr.

AGE: 44


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

DETAILS: A Tulsa police officer responded the night of Jan. 27 to an auto accident in the 1900 block of West Apache Street. The officer found a badly damaged vehicle and learned that the driver had fled the scene. Witnesses described the motorist and told the officer which direction he had gone. Police located the suspect less than a quarter mile away and found that he had sustained injuries consistent with an auto accident. The suspect was identified as O.C. Nelson Walker Jr. An officer observed that the suspect’s speech was slurred, his eyes were watery and he was unsteady on his feet. He also had an odor about him of an alcoholic beverage. An officer noted that Walker “made admissions to drinking liquor” within the previous half-hour. An arrest warrant was issued for Walker on Feb. 14 in Osage County District Court.

Crying, apologizing, rides off on ATV

NAME: Brandon Dion Dodson

AGE: 37

RESIDENCE: Broken Arrow

CHARGES: Knowingly concealing stolen property; and second-degree burglary

DETAILS: Deputy Don Laxson on Dec. 24, 2018, responded to a call regarding the theft of a four-wheeler. A witness told Laxson that Dodson showed up Dec. 23 at a residence on West 38th Street North and asked if he could air up a tire on a small, blue four-wheeler. The witness allowed Dodson to air up the tire, and noticed the ignition had been ripped out of the four-wheeler. Dodson reportedly said he had just bought the four-wheeler for his son and the previous owner had lost the key. Another witness gave Laxson information about Dodson reportedly burglarizing a residence on North 37th West Avenue and taking off from that scene on a blue four-wheeler. A third witness — the victim of the home burglary — told the deputy she had confronted Dodson about burglarizing her residence. “Dodson started crying and apologizing and then got on a small blue four-wheeler and took off,” the deputy learned. Laxson was able to recover the stolen four-wheeler for its owner. Dodson pleaded guilty in a March 15 hearing and received a suspended sentence.

Clocked at 87 in a 65

NAME: Tisha C. Jacobs

AGE: 43

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; and speeding

DETAILS: Trooper Robert Regnier on Feb. 19 at about 8:45 p.m. was on patrol on U.S. 60 near County Road 2131. Regnier noticed a vehicle coming up on him from behind. He clocked the vehicle at 87 mph in a 65-mph zone. He allowed the vehicle, a maroon Honda CRV, to pass him and then conducted a traffic stop. Regnier noticed that Jacobs had “glassy eyes and unclear speech.” The trooper further noticed that Jacobs seemed to be avoiding eye contact and interaction, and he noticed on her breath an odor associated with the consumption of an alcoholic beverage. Jacobs speech was thick and deliberate, according to the trooper. Regnier did a driver’s license check and reportedly found that her driver’s license history “indicated a driving under the influence entry on Dec. 1, 2018.” Regnier talked with Jacobs about alcoholic beverage consumption and she reportedly said she drank a 16-ounce Bud Light beer after getting off work at 5:30 p.m. and had not consumed any more alcoholic beverages prior to the traffic stop. The trooper administered field-sobriety tests to Jacobs and subsequently offered her the opportunity to take a breath test, which she reportedly refused. Jacobs pleaded not-guilty.

Hiding in a camper trailer

NAME: Eric James Holloway

AGE: 40

RESIDENCE: Sand Springs

CHARGE: Domestic assault and battery by strangulation

DETAILS: Deputy Martin Meek on the evening of Feb. 18 responded to a residence on North 129th West Avenue in response to a domestic violence call. Meek found that the reporting party had visible injuries, including bruising on her throat. The reporting party told the deputy that the bruising on her throat was caused by Holloway grabbing her neck and squeezing. The deputy reportedly found Holloway “hiding in a camper trailer next to the residence.” The deputy read the suspect his rights and was able to conduct an interview with him. Holloway pleaded not-guilty in a Feb. 19 hearing in Osage County District Court. A status conference in the case is set for April 4.

Pushed a recliner over

NAME: Shane J. Anson

AGE: 29


CHARGE: Domestic abuse — prior pattern of physical abuse

DETAILS: Hominy police chief Michael Martin responded to a domestic disturbance call at 1113 Nelson. Martin spoke with the reporting party, who said Anson punched her in the face and she wished to press charges. Anson reportedly admitted he had pushed the reporting party down into a recliner and causing the recliner to tip over; however, he reportedly denied punching the reporting party. Anson entered a not-guilty plea in a Feb. 19 hearing in Osage County District Court. The case is set for a preliminary hearing April 2.

‘I’m sorry. I give up’

NAME: Scott Rex Mills

AGE: 32


CHARGES: Possession of a stolen vehicle; attempting to elude a police officer; and driving while the privilege is suspended

DETAILS: Osage County deputy sheriff Johnny Porter was on patrol Feb. 24 when he noticed a black Kia Soul on the roadway in front of him. Using the Kia’s license plate data, the deputy did a records check and got back a stolen vehicle hit on the vehicle. The Soul was reportedly stolen out of Pawnee County. Deputy Porter turned on his emergency lights and siren to conduct a traffic stop and noticed the Soul was speeding up. The Kia Soul quickly passed several other vehicles and turned sharply to the right from Highway 412 onto Highway 151. The Soul kept moving at a high rate of speed, passing several more vehicles as it moved south on Highway 151. The Soul then came to an abrupt stop near the intersection of Highway 151 and Keystone State Park. Deputy P0rter gave the driver of the Soul commands to exit the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Scott Rex Mills, reportedly yelled, “I’m sorry. I give up.” The deputy also ordered a passenger later identified as Eric Owen out of the Soul. Through continued investigation, the deputy learned the Kia Soul was a rental car from Budget Rentals of Tulsa. The reporting party in the case, in Pawnee County, had said that Mills, her ex-boyfriend, had stolen the car. Budget Rentals confirmed to Deputy Porter that it had knowledge of the theft. A records check performed on Mills showed his driver’s license was suspended. Mills reportedly told Porter that his ex-girlfriend told him to take the vehicle to deliver some drugs in the area of Airport Road, just outside Cleveland. A not-guilty plea was entered for Mills in a Feb. 25 hearing in Osage County District Court, according to a court record.

Robbery of casino patron

NAME: Dwight Allen Cheeseman IV

AGE: 28

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGES: Conjoint robbery; and conspiracy

NAME: Cody Jay Harbour

AGE: 33

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGES: Conjoint robbery; and conspiracy

NAME: Heather Rose Hynes

AGE: 39

RESIDENCE: None listed

CHARGES: Conjoint robbery; and conspiracy

DETAILS: Osage County deputy sheriff Kevin Young said in a case affidavit that Cheeseman, Harbour and Hynes conspired to commit a robbery. The three suspects spoke to one another in a conversation at the Osage Casino, 222 Allen Road, Bartlesville, Young said in the affidavit. Hynes reportedly decided that she and Cheeseman would ask for a ride from the victim in the case, telling the victim that Hynes and Cheeseman were sister and brother and they needed to drop Cheeseman off at his house. Hynes reportedly indicated that once a designated location had been reached during the ride, she and Cheeseman would demand money from the victim. The victim told authorities that once he drove Cheeseman and Hynes where they said they wanted to go, Cheeseman grabbed him from behind and he could feel a knife. Cheeseman and Hynes reportedly told the victim to give them his money, and he did. Cheeseman reportedy told officers that he held the victim while Hynes produced a knife and took the victim’s money. The closest address to the spot where the robbery occurred is listed in Young’s affidavit as 254 County Road 2704, Bartlesville, Osage County. The victim said Cheeseman and Hynes robbed him of more than $2,000. Cheeseman reportedy showed officers where he hid $1,271 that Hynes gave him when she split the money taken in the robbery. The Osage County Jail staff reportedly found $1,321 in the clothing of Hynes. Court records indicate Hynes and Harbour are slated for a preliminary hearing on May 22.

Dead man’s check for $400

NAME: Jarred Nicholas Croft

AGE: 25


CHARGES: Identity theft; knowingly concealing stolen property; and driving while the privilege is suspended

DETAILS: Deputy Brett Barnett was on patrol Feb. 22, 2019, near the Osage Casino in the McCord area when he conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that appeared to have a driver’s side headlight on bright and a very dim passenger side headlight. The vehicle did not dim its lights for an oncoming vehicle. Through a records check, the deputy discovered that Croft’s Kansas driver’s license was suspended. The deputy also reportedly learned Croft was on parole in connection with a forgery case. During a pre-impound inventory of the vehicle Croft was driving, officers reportedly found a driver’s license in the name of Ernest W. Davis and a personal check on an account in the name of an Ernest W. Davis. The check was reportedly made out to Croft in the amount of $400. Officers also reportedly found three checks on the account of the Washita Valley Enterprises, Inc. Trucking Division through Interbank of Oklahoma City. Barnett reportedly talked with a Ponca City police officer, who said his department had not taken a stolen check report from Ernest Davis, but the Ponca City officer added that Davis had died and police had worked on an unattended death report. Barnett also noticed that the Washita Valley Enterprises checks were not filled out, and he spoke with a representative of that company who said the checks had been stolen from the company. The Washita Valley Enterprises representative reportedly added that more than $170,000 of stolen checks had been fraudulently written on that particular account. A not-guilty plea was entered for Croft in a Feb. 26 hearing in Osage County District Court.

Fracas in Prue

NAME: Bobby Bruce Patterson

AGE: 23


CHARGES: Domestic assault with a dangerous weapon; domestic abuse — assault and battery; and malicious injury to property, less than $1,000

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Rod Wilkins on Feb. 20 talked with a woman who had reportedly been assaulted by her boyfriend in Prue. The victim told the deputy that she and Patterson had been living together and he told her to leave. She tried to collect her things, but she said Patterson interfered with her ability to do so. The victim reportedly said Patterson was slapping her and screamed in her face repeatedly. The woman said she continued trying to get her things, but Patterson pushed her head into a wall. When she eventually got outside and into her car, she tried telephoning her mother. Patterson reportedly came outside with a baseball bat and said, “Do you want me to give you a reason to be scared?” He reportedly hit her vehicle with the bat and dented it. The victim said Patterson got into her vehicle and tried to push her out of it. He also reportedly slapped her again and injured her lip. Patterson eventually stormed off toward the house and the victim left. Deputy Wilkins reported that he spoke with Patterson about the incident, and that Patterson said he grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and threw her out of his house in an attempt to get her to leave. Patterson also reportedly told the deputy he threw a bag of clothes at the woman, causing damage to her lip. Patterson’s next court date is April 26.


Smoke your veggies

NAME: Tylor Ryan Thomas

AGE: 30

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGES: Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to pay all taxes due to the state; and speeding in a posted zone

DETAILS: State Trooper Robert Regnier was on patrol on U.S. 60 in Osage County when he clocked a white car doing 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. Regnier conducted a traffic stop. While pulling over the white car, Regnier noticed a red package fly out the passenger-side window of the suspect vehicle. Regnier retrieved the package, which turned out to be empty. He also reportedly noticed an odor of marijuana coming from Thomas. The trooper asked Thomas about the package and the suspect reportedly said it just flew out the window because the windows were down. Regnier asked Thomas about the odor of marijuana and the suspect reportedly said there was no marijuana on him or in the car, and that he had not been around anyone who had smoked marijuana. Regnier searched Thomas and found a bullet in one of his pockets. The suspect reportedly told the trooper that he did not have any guns on him or in the vehicle. The trooper then interviewed a passenger in the white car, asking the passenger about marijuana and guns. The passenger denied the presence of marijuana or guns in the vehicle and reportedly accused the trooper of “stereotyping.” Regnier searched the vehicle and reportedly found a “corn vegetable can” that appeared to be sealed on both ends, but was lighter than a normal vegetable can. The trooper tried prying the can open, but found that it unscrewed instead. The trooper reported that the can contained a small piece of gray-colored foam and a residue of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. The can had the odor of marijuana coming from it, the trooper reported. Regnier also found a cylinder on the passenger side floor that turned out to be a “marijuana grinder.” The grinder reportedly contained “a large amount” of a green leafy residue believed to be marijuana, according to the trooper. The passenger reportedly claimed ownership of the can and the grinder. An arrest warrant was issued Sept. 18, 2018, for Thomas, according to an Osage County District Court record.

‘Just trippin’

NAME: Matthew James Martinson

AGE: 35

RESIDENCE: Burnsville, Minn.

CHARGE: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Hominy police officer Bret Taylor responded to the Payless Inn after being notified that a man had called 911 and had been unable to explain his emergency. The call was pinging at 323 East Main, the location of the Payless Inn, Taylor was informed. While the officer was looking around, a man came out of a motel room and told Taylor that he had been robbed. The officer asked for details and the male subject reportedly said there were a number of people in his room and someone had taken his debit cards. The officer observed the man was showing symptoms of intoxication. When Officer Taylor was allowed to step into the man’s room (the subject was later identified as Matthew James Martinson), the officer reportedly smelled the odor of burnt marijuana and observed a pipe tucked into the cushion of a chair. At the officer’s suggestion, Martinson checked his wallet and reportedly found all of his cards. While the officer was speaking with Martinson, the subject’s girlfriend reportedly told the officer that Martinson was “just trippin.” Officer Taylor reportedly obtained consent from Martinson to search the room and retrieved the smoking pipe. The officer also reportedly found quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana and an alleged meth smoking device. An arrest warrant was issued for Martinson in Osage County District Court on Sept. 18, 2018, according to a court record.