Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Amanda Gail Sweeden

EDITOR’S NOTE: The people charged with misdemeanors or felonies are innocent until proven guilty in court. Those who want the final disposition of their case reported in the Pawhuska Journal-Capital call Robert Smith at: (918) 287-7366.


NAME: Ronald Gene Stoliby

AGE: 59


CHARGE: Domestic abuse - assault and battery

DETAILS: A court document explains the case being brought against Stoliby is based on an alleged pattern of aggressive domestic behaviors. According to a case record, Stoliby entered a not guilty plea in a hearing Aug. 31, and his bail was set at $5,000. A follow-up court date was set for Sept. 14.

NAME: Renee Michelle Ricker

AGE: 49


CHARGES: Assault with a dangerous weapon, driving while the privilege is suspended, failure to maintain insurance or security, operating a vehicle with an improper tag and malicious injury to property under $1,000

DETAILS: Deputy Don Laxon responded to a call Aug. 28 in Skiatook. “The call was about a male in a truck being attacked by a female with an ax,” Laxon reported. The deputy went on to explain that a man said he was involved in the process of repossessing a travel trailer when a woman attacked him. The victim reported that Ricker forced him to the side of the road, and “started swinging a hatchet at him as she was threatening him.” The hatchet reportedly left a 2-inch long gouge in the truck. Laxon reported that he asked Ricker whether she had swung a hatchet at the victim or his truck, and she “said ‘no’ multiple times.” Laxon recorded that Ricker continued to deny the accusation even after he discovered a hatchet in the trees, not far from the passenger side of her vehicle. The deputy went on to explain he talked with a passenger in Ricker’s vehicle, who said that when they were pulled over and Ricker realized what that could mean, she leaned across the front seat and threw the hatchet out the passenger side window, into the trees. A case record shows a not guilty plea was entered for Ricker and that her next court date is Sept. 14.

NAME: Russell Wayne Eastin

AGE: 37


CHARGES: Possession of burglary tools, driving while the privilege is suspended, failure to maintain insurance or security, and speeding

DETAILS: Sgt. Brett Barnett, of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 31 performed a traffic stop in the Skiatook area on a vehicle he clocked at 59 mph in a 50-mph zone. Barnett recorded that during the course of the traffic stop he became aware of the defendant’s prior record and asked for permission to search the vehicle, which was granted. During the search, the deputy found items that he deemed suspicious. In a Sept. 4 hearing, Eastin pleaded not guilty. According to a court record, his next court date is Sept. 14.


NAME: Michael Allen White

AGE: 34


CHARGE: Protective order violation

DETAILS: An officer’s report shows White reportedly attempted to make contact with a woman who had a protective order in place against him. He reportedly did this by sending an email to someone close to the woman and asking that person to talk to her for him. A court record shows a warrant was issued for White’s arrest.

NAME: Amanda Gail Sweeden

AGE: 38


CHARGE: Domestic abuse - assault and battery

DETAILS: Sgt. Rex Wikel, of the Pawhuska Police Department, responded to a call from a male subject, who reportedly complained to police that a woman pushed him down some stairs. Wikel drove to the source of the complaint, on West 10th Street in Pawhuska, and talked with a man who initially said Sweeden pushed him down. The officer noted the man changed his story to say that while Sweeden “had a hold of him he fell.” The officer found that the man had bleeding elbows and Pawhuska EMS was called to the location to render aid. When Wikel spoke with Sweeden, the officer noted that she at first made a point of saying that “there was nothing physical between her and (the man involved in the incident).” When placed in hand restraints, Sweeden reportedly said that the man had “attacked her, by coming into her room.” Wikel recorded that Sweeden finally said the man simply fell. According to court records, she entered a not guilty plea and her case was set for Oct. 5.

NAME: Hawar Abdukarim Barghash

AGE: 38


CHARGE: Domestic abuse — assault and battery

DETAILS: Deputy Kyle Reese investigated a report of spousal conflict at a residence on Carlton Street in Burbank. According to the deputy’s report, the suspect said he learned that his spouse was cheating on him and responded to that news with a blow to the right side of the face, grabbing the spouse by the hair and throwing the victim to the ground. The deputy also spoke with the defendant’s spouse, who reportedly acknowledged having told the defendant about a new dating relationship and a desire for a divorce. According to a court record, Barghash entered a plea of not guilty, and his case has been set for Oct. 5.

NAME: Virginia Sue Rodgers

AGE: 35


CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: A report by Officer Chris Edwards, of the Skiatook Police Department, notes Rodgers was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic stop. Edwards observed Rodgers to display several signs of possible drug intoxication and questioned her about any illegal drug use. Rodgers admitted to having used crystal methamphetamine about five hours earlier, according to a police synopsis of events. According to a court record, Rodgers pleaded guilty to the charge of public intoxication and was sentenced to 30 days in the Osage County Jail.

NAME: Michael Coleman Champlain

AGE: 26

RESIDENCE: Locust Grove

CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Officer William Wamego, of the Pawhuska Police Department, responded to a call from the McDonald’s in Pawhuska about a man sitting outside at the rear of the restaurant and bothering people in the drive-through line. Wamego reported that he found Champlain sitting next to a cold empty beer can. The suspect admitted he was drunk and did not have a place to go, according to the officer. According to court records, this was the third separate public intoxication charge filed against Champlain in Osage County in a two-week period. He pleaded no contest to the first two charges and guilty to the third.

NAME: David Martin Ingersoll Jr.

AGE: 36


CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and defective vehicle

DETAILS: Officer Chris Edwards, of the Pawhuska Police Department, stopped a red Ford truck driven by Ingersoll based on a non-functioning brake light. Edwards questioned Ingersoll about whether he had anything illegal in his possession, and the suspect reportedly replied that there was a syringe in a storage compartment of the vehicle. Edwards also noted that dispatch informed him there were “confirmed warrants for David out of Tulsa.” While searching Ingersoll in connection with the arrest, Edwards said he found “a small plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance in his wallet.” Ingersoll was arrested along with Virginia Sue Rodgers, who was a passenger in his vehicle. Court records reflect that Ingersoll pleaded guilty in an Aug. 17 hearing to the charges brought against him.