Crime Scene

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Travis Cosby

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Butt kicking down to the store

NAME: John Ray Bethel

AGE: 58


CHARGES: Assault, battery, or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and assault and battery

DETAILS: Deputy Gregory Kyle Reese responded July 21, 2018, to 100 S. Cosden Ave., Shidler, regarding a report of a fight in progress and a man stabbed in the leg with a knife. Reese said in an affidavit that he found a large amount of blood on the ground near a gold Dodge truck and Investigator Terry York told him the victim, Brite Starr, had been stabbed on the back side of his right leg and had been transported by ambulance to a hospital for further attention. Reese viewed video from a nearby store and reportedly observed images of John Ray Bethel exiting his vehicle and throwing punches at someone called “Sonny” inside another vehicle. Sonny’s friend, Brite Starr, reportedly came to his aid, only to become the victim in the matter when Bethel brandished a knife and cut him on the back of his right leg. Reese talked to Bethel, who said he cut Starr because he was afraid of what could happen between himself and Starr, due to Starr being a double amputee. The deputy noted that the video footage showed Bethel on the floor and Starr “kicking and stomping him.” The deputy said the video looked like Starr might have been stopping his activity and speaking with store clerks at the point when Bethel cut him. An arrest warrant was issued for Bethel on March 14, 2019, in Osage County District Court.

Noah’s got my tires on his ark

NAME: Noah Fred Wilson

AGE: 48

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGE: Grand larceny

DETAILS: Deputy Gregory Kyle Reese on Sept. 3, 2018, received a complaint regarding a Ford pickup that was missing all four of its wheels and tires. Reese took the report on County Road 2704, just west of State Highway 123. The truck was reportedly supported by cut firewood. The reporting party said the truck had been in good working order on Sept. 2, but was minus the wheels and tires the next morning. The reporting party initially said he did not know who stole the wheels and tires, but said he had an idea it could be Noah Wilson, who drove a similar Ford pickup. The victim a few days later reported to the deputy that he had observed Noah Wilson driving his truck with the victim’s wheels and tires on it. An arrest warrant was issued for Wilson on March 14, 2019, in Osage County District Court.

Mobile home burglary

NAME: Christopher Lee Spear

AGE: 36


CHARGE: Second-degree burglary

NAME: Jennifer Nicole Archuleta

AGE: 32


CHARGE: Second-degree burglary

DETAILS: Detective Sgt. Jerry Bullard of the Skiatook police reviewed statements by a reporting party, who said he witnessed a man and a woman inside a mobile home belonging to another party in the 300 block of West Oak, in Skiatook. Bullard viewed photos that the reporting party took of the man and woman in the mobile home and then posted to Facebook. The detective also reviewed a statement by the victim to the effect he had not given the two people permission to be in the mobile home. The detective reportedly compared booking photos of Spear and Archuleta to the photos taken by the reporting party. A court record shows Archuleta’s case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing June 11. Spear’s case is set for a status conference on April 18.

Hit him in the head with pliers?

NAME: Sally Mae Walls

AGE: 55


CHARGE: Domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

DETAILS: Deputy John Ferguson on March 7 investigated a domestic altercation at 8960 Boston Pool Road, Hominy. The reporting party said his wife, Sally Walls, assaulted him with a pole with a hook on it, a pair of channel locks and a stapler. Ferguson said in a case affidavit that he observed injuries to the reporting party’s head that were consistent with his account. Having been advised of her rights, the defendant reportedly admitted striking her husband two times in the head with pliers. In a March 14 hearing, the defendant pleaded not guilty. Her next court date is set for April 26.

Passenger charged with drug possession

NAME: Rebecca Hidy

AGE: 30


CHARGES: Bringing contraband into the jail; and possession of a controlled dangerous substance

DETAILS: Hidy was a passenger in a vehicle stopped the night of March 13 by an Osage County deputy. Deputy Johnny Porter observed that the vehicle had a headlight out and the license plate was expired. He also learned through a records check that authorities in Johnson County, Arkansas, wanted to place a hold on the driver in regard to a warrant or warrants. During an inventory of the vehicle preparatory to turning it over to a tow truck operator, the deputy reportedly found a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana in a black purse on the floor on the passenger side. The deputy asked Hidy if the marijuana was hers and she reportedly said, “no.” Hidy was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession. On arrival at the jail, Hidy reportedly said, “no,” when asked if she had anything illegal on her person. During jail processing procedures, a member of the jail staff reportedly found a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine in Hidy’s bra. A status conference in Hidy’s case is set for May 30.

‘I don’t trust the cops’

NAME: Amber Michelle Cohea

AGE: 37


CHARGES: Assault and battery on a peace officer; cruelty to animals; and domestic abuse – assault and battery

DETAILS: Deputy Gregory Kyle Reese on March 17, 2019, responded to 793 Skylar Lane, in the Skiatook area, concerning a domestic dispute report. While the deputy was talking with the reporting party, the reporting party’s wife, Amber Cohea, was reportedly yelling and calling someone a profane name. The deputy stated in an affidavit that when he approached Amber Cohea to get her version of events, she told him, “f… you,” and “I don’t trust the f…ing cops.” In talking with the reporting party, the deputy received an account of Cohea reportedly becoming angry and violent when her husband didn’t agree to let her take the couple’s new truck when packing her things and leaving the household. The deputy learned that Cohea threatened to damage the house and then began destroying breakables, and she reportedly ran over a family pet, a pig, with a vehicle during the series of events. The defendant reportedly attacked her husband when he attempted to prevent her from damaging property. In her dealings with the deputy, Cohea at one point reportedly used her right leg and foot to strike him on his left thigh.

Wanted in vehicle theft

NAME: Jerry Dale Rowe

AGE: 35


CHARGE: Larceny of automobile

DETAILS: Osage County Deputy David Bradley on Oct. 29, 2018, took a report regarding the theft of a vehicle from a residence on Joe Colby Road. The vehicle was a 2003 red Geo Tracker. The vehicle was later found in the Ponca City area. During an interview with a Kay County deputy, Rowe reportedly confessed that he stole the Geo Tracker and later crashed it in the Ponca City area. An Osage County arrest warrant was issued for Rowe on March 18.

It takes a village to steal a Ford?

NAME: Marcus Levi Kilgore

AGE: 27


CHARGE: Larceny of automobile

NAME: Cameo M. Foster

AGE: 33


CHARGE: Larceny of automobile

NAME: Matthew Michael Muster

AGE: 27


CHARGE: Larceny of automobile

NAME: Camryn Alexis Barrows

AGE: 19


CHARGE: Larceny of automobile

DETAILS: Deputy Don Laxson was dispatched Aug. 19, 2018, in response to a stolen vehicle report. The reporting party said his white 2000 Ford F-350 work truck had been stolen out of his driveway in Osage while he was at church. According to a GPS on the truck, it was driven from Osage to a gas station in the Sand Springs area. Surveillance video from the gas station was used to learn that a male subject later identified as Marcus Levi Kilgore got out of the truck at the gas station and walked inside the store area and had contact with a female subject later identified as Cameo Foster. According to a case affidavit, two witnesses told authorities they saw and would testify that Foster was driving a vehicle in which Kilgore was a passenger prior to reportedly stealing the truck in Osage. Based on their investigation, deputies reached the conclusion that Muster and Barrows could be placed in the car driven by Foster just before and just after Kilgore reportedly stole the F-350, making them alleged parties to the offense. Osage County arrest warrants were issued March 18 for the four suspects.


Officer observes signs of intoxication

NAME: Travis Lane Cosby

AGE: 23

RESIDENCE: Barnsdall

CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Barnsdall police officer Rick Harper, very early on the morning of Sept. 24, 2018, made conact with Travis Cosby, following a report that Cosby had pulled a knife on someone. Harper said in an affidavit that he saw Cosby walking near an intersection and spoke to him. “Upon speaking with Travis from a distance he immediately turned and walked toward my patrol vehicle in a very aggressive and fast manner,” Harper said in his affidavit, adding that he was “forced to back the patrol vehicle up in order to put distance between myself and the defendant and ordered him to stop where he was.” Harper recounted that he pointed a Taser at Cosby, ordered him to lie down and then handcuffed him for safety purposes. Harper said he asked Cosby if he had any knives or other weapons on his person, to which Cosby reportedly replied he had a pocket knife. The officer retrieved the pocket knife. Officer Harper said in his affidavit that he informed Cosby that he had received a report of Cosby pulling a knife on someone. Cosby reportedly denied having pulled a knife. Based on his observations of Cosby, the officer reached the conclusion that the subject appeared to be under the influence of both alcohol and methamphetamine and placed him under arrest for public intoxication. Harper said he talked with the individual who initially complained that Cosby had pulled a knife on him, and that person declined to press charges.

Making a run for it

NAME: Tristan Michael Goode

AGE: 23


CHARGES: Obstructing an officer; and public intoxication

DETAILS: Deputy Jeff Jones on Sept. 22 was dispatched to The Office, a bar in Wynona, regarding a possible disturbance. Upon his arrival, Jones reportedly made contact outside the bar with Tristan Goode, who said that he and his father were arguing because his father would not give him a ride home. Deputy Jones observed that Tristan Goode had an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath, that his speech was thick and slurred and that he had difficulty maintaining his balance. The deputy reportedly instructed Tristan Goode to sit down and remain seated while he spoke with people inside the bar. Jones said he learned that the people in the bar didn’t want to file a report but wanted Tristan removed. When Jones went back outside, he reportedly observed Tristan climbing a fence and running into a wooded area. The deputy chased him down and placed him under arrest. Goode pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him.