Crime Scene

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

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Emergency lights flashing

NAME: Chester Andrew Radcliff Jr.

AGE: 43


CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; driving while the privilege is suspended; failure to maintain insurance or security; failure to register vehicle within 30 days of purchase; violation of driver’s license restrictions; defective vehicle; and improper display of flashing red light

DETAILS: About 1:09 a.m. April 6, State Trooper Romulus Gregory was on patrol, northbound on Gilcrease Museum Road, about a half-mile south of Apache Street, when he observed a gray Nissan Quest minivan also headed north on Gilcrease Museum Road with its emergency or hazard lights activated and flashing. Gregory noticed the vehicle had an expired license plate. The trooper initiated a traffic stop. The driver reportedly told the trooper his license was suspended, and the driver was unable to provide insurance information. When Gregory mentioned the flashing emergency/hazard lights, the driver reportedly said he had no idea the lights were flashing. While Gregory was talking with the driver, he reportedly noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the man’s breath and about his person. When asked about having consumed an alcoholic beverage, the driver reportedly said he drank beer about three hours earlier. Gregory also learned during a computer review of the suspect’s driving record that he was required to use an ignition interlock device for 48 months, beginning in May 2018. The trooper did not observe any ignition interlock device in the vehicle. Gregory conducted field sobriety testing and a breath test and subsequently arrested Radcliff. The court entered a not-guilty plea for Radcliff during an April 9 hearing in Osage County District Court. The defendant failed to appear for an April 18 hearing and a bench warrant was issued on April 22, according to a court record.

Auto burglary outside gym

NAME: James Edward Lee III

AGE: 36


CHARGE: Third-degree burglary

DETAILS: Officer Brandon Foshee of the Skiatook Police Department was dispatched about 7:13 a.m. March 13 to the Fit Gym on West 4th Street in Skiatook to take an automobile burglary report. The reporting party told Officer Foshee that she returned to her vehicle from the gym and found the passenger side front door standing open. The reporting party said she found her cell phone and some other items on the ground. Police obtained surveillance video footage from a neighboring dry wall business and observed on it that a man both approaching and departing the area where the reporting party’s vehicle was parked. As the man departed, he reportedly appeared to be carrying hand bags. Skiatook police posted the suspect’s image on their department’s social media page and solicited public assistance in identifying him. According to the Skiatook police, several sources identified the suspect as James Edward Lee, also known as Jim Lee. Police reportedly received a visit from a woman who allowed Lee to live in her home. The woman said Lee had given his girlfriend (her niece) some gift cards that matched the description of gift cards stolen in the automobile burglary. Lee reportedly said he had found the gift cards along a nearby walking trail. Officer Foshee talked with Lee by telephone and asked him to come to the police department for a conversation. Lee did not show up at the police department, the officer said in an affidavit. An arrest warrant was issued for Lee on April 9 in Osage County District Court.

Casino surveillance leads to arrest

NAME: James Ray Robinson

AGE: 24


CHARGES: Trafficking in illegal drugs; third-degree burglary; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Officer Kyle Wilson of the Osage Nation police at about 3:50 a.m. April 5 responded to the Osage Casino in Tulsa regarding a burglary in progress. When he arrived, casino security said the suspect was trying to leave in a white, four-door vehicle. A casino security vehicle was following the suspect. Officer Wilson stopped the suspect’s vehicle, approached and asked the driver to exit the vehicle. Wilson then patted the driver down for weapons and found a set of plastic knuckles in one of the man’s pockets. A security supervisor told Wilson that the suspect had been observed on surveillance cameras in the casino parking garage. Wilson read Robinson his rights and then asked him what he was doing in the parking garage. Robinson reportedly said his vehicle had broken down and he was trying to repair it. Wilson told Robinson that surveillance cameras are used to observe activities in the parking garage. Wilson added that he knew Robinson was lying to him. Robinson reportedly began crying and admitted to taking items out of a vehicle in the garage. He said that he took a jack, an air compressor and a four-way tire iron. Osage Nation police conducted a search and reportedly found the items Robinson had admitted taking, but they also found a digital camera and bag containing a white, crystal-like substance and a pipe. The substance was later weighed and found to be 25 grams of suspected methamphetamine. A not-guilty plea was entered for Robinson in an April 10 hearing in Osage County District Court. His next court date is listed as May 24.

Reconnected on social media

NAME: Bobby Lynn Coyle

AGE: 52


CHARGE: Domestic assault and battery by strangulation

DETAILS: Hominy police officer Matthew Foster received a dispatch call about 5:30 a.m. Nov. 23 about a woman in distress and screaming for help in the 200 block of Parkview. When the officer arrived, he was able to talk with the victim after medics examined her. The woman told Officer Foster that Bobby Lynn Coyle took her Smith & Wesson handgun and held her at gunpoint, forcing her to smoke something out of a glass pipe. The victim also said Coyle struck her several times in the jaw with a fist, and repeatedly choked her nearly to unconsciousness. The victim told police she was finally able to throw a candle through a bedroom window and begin yelling for help. When she started yelling, Coyle reportedly fled on foot and took her cell phone and gun. The victim told police that she and Coyle had previously been in a relationship and they had reconnected via social media. She had gone to visit the suspect to “catch up” with him. An arrest warrant was issued for Coyle on April 11 in Osage County District Court, according to a court record.

Two guys holding him down

NAME: Patrick Thomas Desjarlait

AGE: 21

RESIDENCE: None given

CHARGE: Second-degree burglary; public intoxication and disturbing the peace

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Grant West on April 10 at about 11:23 p.m. received a call regarding a burglary in progress in the Ponca City area of Osage County. When the deputy arrived, he found Desjarlait being held down by two other male subjects. Desjarlait reportedly used a rock to smash a window so that he could gain access to the sales area of a business. Deputy West said in an affidavit that Desjarlait admitted to having been at Sadie’s, drinking beer with a cousin, before the burglary incident. In an April 12 hearing in Osage County District Court, Desjarlait pleaded not-guilty. His next court date is set for May 17, according to a court record.

Oklahoma license suspended since 2010

NAME: Jolene Rachelle Walker

AGE: 33

RESIDENCE: Joplin, Missouri

CHARGES: Knowingly receiving stolen property; driving while the privilege is suspended; failure to obey a traffic control device; and speeding

DETAILS: Deputy Corby Sorrells of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office was on duty April 9 at about 7:54 p.m., when Deputy Martin Meek drew his attention to a silver Mercury SUV that had been traveling at a high rate of speed. Sorrells observed the Mercury SUV and saw that it failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection of West 43rd Street North and North 25th West Avenue. Moments after the incomplete stop, Sorrells clocked the SUV’s speed at 68 mph in a 45 mph zone. Sorrells initiated a traffic stop. During a computerized records check, the deputy learned the suspect’s Oklahoma driver’s license had been suspended since Jan. 31, 2010. She also said she had a Missouri license. Sorrells also learned the Missouri license plate on the Mercury SUV was supposed to be displayed on a 2003 Dodge utility vehicle. Sorrells detained Walker while conducting further investigation. Joplin, Missouri police confirmed to Osage County that the Mercury had been reported stolen there. Deputy Sorrells read Walker her Miranda rights and asked if she would like to talk about the stolen vehicle. She reportedly told Sorrells and Meek that a friend in Joplin gave her the Mercury. Walker reportedly said she had been in possession of the SUV for about 24 hours. Walker pleaded not-guilty in an April 12 hearing in Osage County District Court. Her next court date is set for May 10, according to a court record.

Had two 12-year-olds in the car

NAME: Cory David Henley

AGE: 35

RESIDENCE: Sand Springs

CHARGES: Child endangerment while driving under the influence; driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; transporting an opened container of beer; and speeding

DETAILS: Trooper Romulus Gregory was on patrol about 8:46 p.m. on April 12, on New Prue Road about half a mile southeast of County Road 1701, when he clocked the speed of an oncoming vehicle at 61 mph in a 45 mph zone. Gregory initiated a traffic stop on the black Ford Fusion. Gregory approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, where the window was rolled down and reported that he immediately smelled a strong odor associated with consumption of an alcoholic beverage on the breath and person of the driver, Cory David Henley. Trooper Gregory found empty beer cans in the Ford Fusion. Henley reportedly said the beer cans were there “from before” and denied having consumed any alcoholic beverages shortly before the traffic stop. Henley reportedly revised that statement, saying “I had a beer hours ago.” Gregory administered field sobriety testing and found that Henley had trouble following simple instructions. The trooper also noted the suspect was anxious and had could not stand still. Gregory also administered a breath test to the suspect and the result was reportedly .10. During the traffic stop, Gregory learned there were two 12-year-old girls in the vehicle as passengers — one was the driver’s daughter and the other was the daughter’s friend. Henley’s daughter reportedly called her mother and the passengers and the vehicle were released. Henley was arrested. In a hearing April 16 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not-guilty plea for Henley and scheduled a status conference for May 23.


Lying down in the road

NAME: Ricky Lynn Carter

AGE: 58


CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Deputy Sheriff Casey Witt on Sept. 24, 2018, at 6:19 p.m. received a call from dispatch about a man walking down County Road 2019, headed toward Highway 123, while screaming at people and waving his arms. The man was wearing jeans and a white T-shirt and had dark, curly hair. He reportedly had stopped more than once and lain down in the middle of the road. Deputy Witt found Carter walking north on the side of Highway 123. He reportedly had red, watery and bloodshot eyes and was talking fast. He could not stand still. Deputy Witt asked Carter if he had taken anything, to which Carter reportedly replied he had consumed antidepressants and painkillers. Witt took Carter to the county jail. Carter pleaded guilty in a Sept. 25 hearing. He was sentenced to pay a $10 fine plus court costs. A bench warrant was issued for Carter on Feb. 25 for failure to pay the fine and costs.

Accused of stealing nearly $5,000

NAME: Alex Christian Ricker

AGE: 18


CHARGE: Unauthorized use of credit card

DETAILS: Deputy John Ferguson said in an affidavit that Ricker reportedly took a debit card without the owner’s consent and spent some $4,991.73 out of the victim’s account. Ferguson said both the victim and a witness told him they did not actually see Ricker take the debit card, but said that Ricker admitted to the victim that he had taken “several amounts of cash out of the victim’s account.” In a hearing April 15, 2019, the defendant entered a not-guilty plea. The case has been placed on the misdemeanor docket for July 5.