Foran arrest stemmed from vehicle-in-ditch call

Robert Smith
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release last week that the arrest of former Pawhuska councilwoman Jourdan Foran stemmed from a call for service involving a vehicle in a ditch.

“Soon after arrival, the deputy made contact with Foran to find out the facts related to the incident,” the Sheriff’s Office said. “Due to Foran’s actions, the situation quickly deteriorated to the point she was taken into custody.”

The Sheriff’s Office booked Foran about 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Osage County jail on suspicion of DUI, resisting an officer, and assault and battery on an officer. She was released later that day, according to a jail record.

In a phone conversation with the Journal-Capital, Foran said she had been diagnosed with a concussion as a result of the crash after experiencing symptoms.

She said she is being represented by Pawhuska lawyer Bransford Shoemake.

Foran was elected in April 2019 to the Ward 2 seat on the Pawhuska City Council. She recently resigned, explaining that she had taken a job in Bartlesville that required her to move.