Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Laura Joan Jones

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Baggies of suspected meth

NAME: Laura Joan Jones

AGE: 54


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

DETAILS: Sgt. Daniel Alden of the Pawhuska Police Department on Oct. 15, about 9:24 p.m., was on patrol when he noticed a white Ford sedan headed west on 9th Street. Sgt. Alden reportedly noted that the tag was improperly displayed and the vehicle’s driver did not signal when turning north onto Lynn Avenue. Dispatch told Sgt. Alden the vehicle’s license plate had expired as of September 2019. He turned on his emergency lights and stopped the Ford sedan. Sgt. Alden reportedly remembered having seen the vehicle at “multiple locations known for illegal narcotics,” and he asked Jones if there were any illegal narcotics in the vehicle. She reportedly said, “There shouldn’t be.” Alden asked for and reportedly received permission to search the car. As Jones stepped out of the car, Alden observed a bulge in a pocket of her pants and he removed a “small black satchel with a clear baggy sticking out of it” and he could see “a clear crystal like substance consistent with methamphetamine.” Alden also reportedly recovered a glass pipe with burn marks on it. Alden noted in a case affidavit that a Miranda warning was issued to Jones and a male passenger in her car. Upon examining the clear baggie, Alden reportedly found four smaller baggies inside of it that contained suspected methamphetamine, and a straw with residue that was cut at an angle. Alden reported in his case affidavit that the search turned up additional items of suspected illegal drug paraphernalia. In a hearing Oct. 16 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Jones and set her bail at $10,000.

Intruder at scout camp

NAME: Jason Robert Poorboy

AGE: 46


CHARGES: Second-degree burglary (two counts); trespassing after being forbidden

DETAILS: Osage County Deputy Kyle Reese, about 12:20 p.m. on Oct. 1, responded to an address on John Zink Road in the rural Skiatook area in regard to a burglary report. Deputy Reese reported in a case affidavit that he met with Bill Pride, ranch foreman, at Z Camp, which is used by the Boy Scouts of America. Pride reported to Reese that he noticed a folder with a note on it and a $100 bill taped to the sliding window at the entrance of the camp. The note reportedly read, “sorry all I wanted was my life back you can’t do this to people & kids are innocent zinc is polluted.” Pride reportedly told Deputy Reese that he knew the note and the $100 bill were from Jason Poorboy, who had been hopping the fence to take showers in the pool area and eat food from the refrigerator. Deputy Reese noted in his affidavit that this was not the first recent incident involving Poorboy and the camp. Deputy Reese also noted that Poorboy had been warned by another deputy to stay off the ranch property. Reese included a detail to the effect that Poorboy had been seen riding a red scooter. Reese added that the safety of scouts and ranch hands was an issue in the investigation. In a separate affidavit, regarding investigative activity beginning on Sept. 27, Osage County Deputy Anthony Barrett explained he had responded to a call from the ranch foreman and had found a backpack during a search of the bathroom in the swimming pool area of Z Camp. Barrett was also informed that a cell phone had been discovered. Following Poorboy’s later arrest, Barrett was reportedly able to interview the suspect and Poorboy reportedly admitted to using facilities at the camp for sleeping, food preparation and eating, as well as showering. In a hearing Oct. 16 in Osage County District Court, the court entered not guilty pleas for Poorboy.

Dogs living in unsafe conditions

NAME: Kristi Ann Trueblood

AGE: 49


CHARGES: Cruelty to animals (4 counts)

DETAILS: Osage County Deputy Rod Wilkins responded Aug. 28 to a complaint of animal neglect or abuse at an address on Reddick Road, in the Osage County portion of the Ponca City area. Wilkins was told that numerous dogs living at the residence looked to be emaciated. Wilkins went to the address where the dogs were and saw some that appeared healthy and others that he thought looked “very unhealthy.” When Deputy Wilkins was finally able to talk with Kristi Trueblood, she reportedly told him that she owned the property and took care of the dogs. Trueblood reportedly said her father had taken care of the dogs, but he had had a stroke and now she was taking care of them. Trueblood reportedly said she was trying to get the dogs admitted to animal shelters, but everywhere she called they said there was no room. Deputy Wilkins told Trueblood some of the dogs appeared underweight and unhealthy. She reportedly said they had been fed at 6 or 7 a.m. that day. A short while later, Deputy Wilkins was contacted by Charles Greenwood, president of the Humane Society of Ponca City, who reportedly said he had seen video of the residence on Reddick Road, including video of dead dogs in the pens. Wilkins responded that he had not seen dead dogs, but some of the grass and brush was so high that he could have missed areas where dogs were kept. Deputy Wilkins and Charles Greenwood went to the house the next morning early and Wilkins reported in a case affidavit that additional pens were discovered. Trueblood reportedly came out of her mobile home and talked to the men. Deputy Wilkins told her that he would need to take a statement from her and she reportedly agreed; however, Trueblood reportedly changed her mind about giving the statement. Dr. Margaret Bowman of Pioneer Vet Clinic was contacted and came to the location on Reddick Road. Deputy Wilkins and Mr. Greenwood took her to the pens to evaluate the dogs. Trueblood reportedly agreed to let the Humane Society take all the dogs and help her place them in shelters or homes. Trueblood reportedly also gave permission to Dr. Bowman to treat the dogs and place them in better living situations. Overall, Dr. Bowman reportedly examined some 30 dogs. Deputy Wilkins related in his affidavit that Dr. Bowman said three dogs had had to be put down, at least two because of malnutrition. She also said the dogs had been standing in inches of mud with feces and urine, and that their food and water were contaminated. Wilkins explained that Dr. Bowman said all the dogs had parasites. A warrant for Trueblood’s arrest was issued Oct. 16 in Osage County District Court.

Conflict between uncle and nephew

NAME: Derek Anthony Parks

AGE: 27


CHARGE: Child abuse

DETAILS: Pawhuska police responded Oct. 11 at 9:58 p.m. to a report of a juvenile who had been assaulted by his uncle, Derek Parks. An officer found the juvenile on Kihekah Avenue, and the youth reportedly was crying and visibly shaken and said, “My uncle just beat my a.., he choked me to the point I couldn’t see, he also punched me in the top of the head six or seven times.” An officer transported the youth to the police department to wait for his mother. Pawhuska paramedics reportedly examined the minor. When the youth’s mother arrived at the police department, an officer reportedly conducted a detailed interview of the young man with his mother present. The officer obtained a description of what allegedly happened. Police officers then went to see Derek Parks, and he reportedly greeted them by saying, “I knew you were coming.” After being detained by officers, Parks reportedly gave them his version of events, saying the teenager had been disrespectful and that he had placed the youngster in a choke hold to calm him down. Police also interviewed at least two other people, an adult and a juvenile, who were witnesses to what happened and who provided their versions of what happened. In a hearing Oct. 18, the court entered a not guilty plea for Parks.

Loose ammo lying around

NAME: Brent Kenneth Whinery

AGE: 28


CHARGES: Knowingly receiving stolen property; possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction; actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence; carrying a firearm while under the influence; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Skiatook Detective Tony Harper was dispatched about 10:28 a.m. June 13, 2019, to the 400 block of South Hominy in regard to a suspicious person being parked in the driveway and passed out in his vehicle. Detective Harper found a silver, four-door 2018 Chevrolet parked in the driveway at the call location. Harper and two other Skiatook police officers approached the Chevy. Once awakened, the male subject in the car appeared intoxicated and paranoid, Harper said in a case affidavit. The man’s speech was slurred and his words didn’t make sense, Harper noted. His eyes were watery and bloodshot and his body movements were sluggish, according to Detective Harper. The male subject was too incoherent to follow commands from officers, Harper said. The officers picked up the motorist and removed him from the car, and found that he had been sitting on a revolver, Harper said. The hammer on the revolver was cocked and the cylinder was loaded with five .22-caliber bullets, Harper said. During an inventory of the car, officers reportedly found drug paraphernalia items and numerous rounds of ammunition of different varieties. Some types of ammunition were described in a case affidavit as “lying throughout the cab compartment of the vehicle,” while others were described as having been found in the back seat or in the trunk. Police also reportedly found tattoo guns in the vehicle that were reportedly stolen from an individual in Tulsa. Brent Kenneth Whinery reportedly made a claim or claims to the effect some items of property had been given to him, but a witness officers interviewed said that wasn’t true. An arrest warrant for Whinery was issued Oct. 18 in Osage County District Court.

Packages of THC suckers and no pot license

NAME: Hallie L. Biggs

AGE: 42


CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs; driving while the privilege is suspended; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; and defective vehicle

DETAILS: State Trooper Brian Rose, about 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 18, was on routine patrol near the intersection of 52nd West Avenue and Rock School Road when he observed a Chevrolet 3500 truck with an inoperative brake light. Trooper Rose stopped the truck and talked to the driver, who initially said she did not have a driver’s license. Asked to clarify her statement, the driver said her license was suspended. As the trooper talked with the driver, he reportedly smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. He had the driver exit her vehicle and sit in his patrol car. The driver, identified as Hallie Biggs, reportedly admitted to having smoked marijuana earlier in the day, while at a friend’s house. She reportedly denied using any other drugs. The trooper subsequently conducted field-sobriety testing. Since the truck was being impounded due to the suspended-license issue, Trooper Rose searched the vehicle and reportedly found three packages of 120 mg THC suckers and an almond coffee cake with 50 mg of THC (THC is the active substance in marijuana). Trooper Rose asked Briggs if she has a state of Oklahoma marijuana license and she reportedly said that she did not have one. In an Oct. 21 hearing in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Biggs and set her bail at $5,000.

Unfounded reports to Sheriff’s Office

NAME: Burlin Shaw Looney

AGE: 46 or 47


CHARGES: Possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction; possession of a firearm while under the influence; and public intoxication and disturbing the peace

DETAILS: Osage County Deputy Kevin Young reportedly made contact with Looney in the parking lot of the Dollar General in Fairfax. Looney had called and asked to meet the deputy in regard to calls that he and his wife had placed to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office about people who reportedly showed up at their residence. Deputy Young said in a case affidavit that Burlin Looney made a call to the Sheriff’s Office at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 15 and said 15-20 people were stalking him and had skinned a dog or a calf and it was hanging from a tree and it was hanging in his back yard. Osage County Deputy David Bradley responded to that call and said it had been unfounded. Deputy Young next recorded in his affidavit that Looney and his wife called 911 at 5:47 p.m. and said people were at their house with guns. Responding officers determined that call, also, to be unfounded. When Deputy Young met with Burlin Looney, he reportedly noticed indicators that the defendant was under the influence of methamphetamine. The deputy also reportedly found Looney’s wife to be in possession of a small amount of meth. Deputy Young reported in his case affidavit that Burlin Looney was also in possession of two 12 gauge shotguns, a bolt-action rifle, and two loaded handguns. Deputy Young reportedly did a criminal history check on Burlin Looney and found that he had a felony manslaughter conviction in Montgomery County, Kansas, for which he was sentenced to 32 months in prison.