Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

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Reportedly said he had the ‘Corona’

NAME: Dorsey William Tiger Jr.

AGE: 32


CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; driving while the privilege is suspended; and driving left of center line

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Rex Wikel, about 11:33 p.m. May 2, conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Ford vehicle near the intersection of Highway 99 and 15th Street in Pawhuska. Wikel reportedly followed the vehicle west on 15th Street before pulling it over, and observed it was swerving and even crossed the center line of the road. After stopping the vehicle, Wikel spoke with the driver, identified as Dorsey Tiger Jr., who reportedly said he had consumed two beers. Wikel said Tiger “seemed dazed and had difficulty understanding what I was asking.” Wikel had Tiger get out of his vehicle and noted that Tiger seemed unsteady on his feet. Wikel conducted field sobriety testing on Tiger, and subsequently arrested the motorist. As Wikel was placing Tiger into hand restraints, the suspect reportedly said he had the “Corona” and turned to a Pawhuska police officer who was present and coughed at him. Wikel recorded in a case affidavit that Tiger tried to do the same thing to him, but Wikel was able to block him. Tiger reportedly later said that he was not infected with the novel coronavirus, but had claimed to be infected in an attempt to avoid going to the county jail. During an inventory of Tiger’s vehicle, an opened package of THC gummies reportedly was found, with one green-colored gummie inside. The suspect was also reportedly found not to have a medical marijuana license. In a hearing May 19 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Tiger. His next court date is listed as Aug. 6.

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Guard stabbed four times at Dick Conner

NAME: Jerry L. Clemons

AGE: 37

RESIDENCE: Oklahoma State Inmate

CHARGES: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and possession of contraband by an inmate

NAME: Noah R. Delana

AGE: 24

RESIDENCE: Oklahoma State Inmate

CHARGES: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and possession of contraband by an inmate

DETAILS: Agent Randy Knight, of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Inspector General’s Office visited the Dick Conner Correctional Center, in Hominy, to investigate an incident in which two inmates reportedly assaulted a guard. Agent Knight reportedly learned from inmate Noah Delana that inmate Jerry Clemons and a guard had argued. Delana reportedly gave the agent a description of an assault on the guard that included Clemons stabbing the guard. The guard reportedly was interviewed on two separate occasions and said that Clemons and Delana used homemade weapons to attack him. Agents used video evidence in addition to statements in reaching their conclusions about what happened. Medical records reportedly showed the guard sustained three stab wounds to his chest and one stab wound to the left side of his back. Arrest warrants for the inmates were issued May 20 in Osage County District Court.

Suspected of bank robbery

NAME: Jerry Ray Brown

AGE: 42


CHARGES: First-degree robbery; and knowingly receiving or concealing stolen property (two counts)

DETAILS: The Skiatook Police Department on March 12 responded to a call from Oklahoma Capital Bank in Skiatook regarding a robbery. Bank tellers reportedly described the robber as being about six feet to six feet and three inches tall, and weighing about 200 to 250 pounds. Surveillance video reportedly showed the robber to be wearing a black, hooded jacket, a green ball cap, a black mask and sun glasses. The robber demanded that the tellers take him to the bank vault, and he reportedly took money from the vault. The tellers were reportedly too scared and nervous to open the ATM, so the robber reportedly got no money from the ATM. Detective Sergeant Jerry Bullard said in a case affidavit that the bank tellers provided the name of Jerry Brown, who had been a customer of the financial institution, as a possible suspect based on the robber’s physical build, his manner of walking and other mannerisms. Bullard said in his affidavit that the amount taken in the robbery was $57,783. Subsequently, on May 7, a robbery took place at the Exchange Bank in Sperry. Bullard noted in his affidavit that the behaviors of the robber who stole money from the Exchange Bank were reportedly similar to those of the robber who stole from Oklahoma Capital Bank in March. The amount reportedly taken from Exchange Bank in Sperry was $261,760. Both federal and local law officers collected evidence regarding financial transactions that Brown reportedly engaged in. In a May 21 hearing in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Brown. His next court date is listed as July 24.