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NAME: Aaron Michael Lyman Struble
RESIDENCE: Ponca City
CHARGE: Second-degree robbery, unauthorized use of car
DETAILS: On June 28, Deputy Dessie Lake is dispatched to City View Road in Ponca City for a report of some stolen property. According to the 911 caller, a man assaulted his mother while taking her car keys. The suspect then allegedly drove away. Lake goes to speak with the victim. She says that her grandson, while allegedly high on meth, was trying to get her to let him use her car. She says that he grabbed her left arm and pushed it against her body so she couldn’t move. She says he then reached in to her pocket and took the keys along with two credit cards. Lake notices she has visible bruising on her left arm. She says she doesn’t want to press charges and just wants her car back. A while later, dispatch tells Lake that the victim changed her mind and wants to press charges. When she returns, she finds the car is returned and the suspect is sitting. She asks him what happened. He says he got into an argument with his grandmother and took off to the lake in her car to cool off. He says he never touched her and the keys were in the car.
NAME: Nathaniel Demeker Hudson Jr.
CHARGE: Possession of stolen vehicle, suspended license, improper tag, failure to stop for yield sign
DETAILS: On June 30, Deputy Johnny Porter is on patrol near State Highway 97 and Black Jack Drive when he spots a car run a stop sign. Porter pulls the car over for a traffic stop. Porter checks with dispatch and discovers the car is reported stolen. Porter asks the driver if the car is his. He says it is. Dispatch tells Porter that the driver has a suspended license. Porter confirms with dispatch that the car is stolen and places the driver under arrest.
NAME: Danny Lee Horton
CHARGE: First-degree burglary
DETAILS: On July 4, Hominy PD’s Bret Taylor is dispatched to South Price for a report of a burglary. Taylor arrives on scene and speaks with the two victims. They tell Taylor that they were sitting in their living room when Danny Horton walked in unannounced and uninvited. One of the men says that he told Horton to leave. He says Horton said he needed clothes. He asks him why he needs clothes. He says he got kicked out of his house for “dope.” He says that he noticed Horton backed up to his house with his SUV, as if he was about to load up some stuff. They say they don’t notice anything missing but the back rooms of the house seem to be scattered and they weren’t that way before Horton came in the house.
NAME: Ty Allen Kirchner
CHARGE: DUI, speeding, open container
DETAILS: On July 4, Pawhuska PD’s Blake Burch is on patrol near Bluestem Lake when he clocks a car doing 31 in a 20 mph zone. Burch pulls the car over for a traffic stop and notices the driver smells like alcohol and has slurred speech. He admits he’s had two beers. Burch administers a field sobriety test and determines the driver is too intoxicated to drive safely. He blows 0.10 on the breathalyzer test.
NAME: Jeffery Wade Nuttall
RESIDENCE: Corpus Christi, Texas
CHARGE: Possession of meth, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia, driving left of center
DETAILS: On June 22, Deputy Johnny Porter is on patrol near 41st and 31st Street when he spots a car cross over the center line several times. Porter pulls the car over for a traffic stop and notices it smells like marijuana. Porter notices the driver seems to be reaching around frantically. Porter gets permission to search the car. He searches the car and finds some marijuana, meth, and a meth pipe.
NAME: Janette Rodriquez
CHARGE: Possession of meth, paraphernalia, public intoxication
DETAILS: On June 23, Skiatook PD’s Kim Benson is dispatched to the Osage Casino for a report of a possible drunken driver. Benson arrives on scene and finds a car matching the description given by dispatch. Benson pulls the car over for a traffic stop and notices the driver (Brandon Michael Rine) and passenger (Janette Rodriquez) smell like alcohol and have slurred speech. Benson notices the driver can’t seem to sit still and seems very nervous. Benson asks the driver when he last used illegal drugs. The driver says “Umm it’s been …” and after a short pause says “I don’t do illegal drugs.” Benson checks with dispatch and discovers the driver has a suspended license. Benson checks the car with the drug dog. The drug dog gives a positive signal. Officers search the car and find some meth, a meth pipe, and a Thermos coffee container with some alcoholic beverage in it. Benson administers a field sobriety test and determines the driver is too intoxicated to drive safely. The passenger admits the meth belongs to her.
NAME: Sophia Nichole Stallman
RESIDENCE: Sand Springs
CHARGE: Suspended license, paraphernalia
DETAILS: On Feb. 8, Deputy Anthony Barrett is dispatched to Sand Springs to check on a woman inside of a car at an intersection. Barrett arrives on scene and finds a woman in a car. He stops to check on her and discovers she has a suspended license. He asks if he can search her car. She consents. Barrett searches and finds a pipe, several syringes, and a spoon with burn residue on it.
NAME: Markis Richard Lahmeyer
RESIDENCE: Sand Springs
CHARGE: Obstructing officer, no license, no insurance, no seatbelt
DETAILS: On Feb. 26, Trooper Justin Garrison is on patrol on 177th W. Avenue when he spots a driver not wearing a seatbelt. Garrison pulls the car over for a traffic stop. Garrison checks with dispatch and discovers the driver has no license, unconfirmed insurance, and a warrant in Rogers County. Garrison has the driver sit in his patrol car while he talks to the passengers. While Garrison is doing that, the driver gets out and flees the traffic stop on foot. Garrison tries to find him but is unable to.
NAME: Jeremy Keith Reece
CHARGE: False reporting of crime
DETAILS: On Feb. 23, Investigator Kevin Burke is dispatched to the Osage County Jail for a report of an inmate being assaulted by a jail officer. Burke arrives on scene and speaks with the alleged victim’s cell mate. He tells Burke that he saw Officer Travis Lemke enter their cell and assault Jeremy Keith Reece. He says he assaulted him after warning him about harassing a nurse at the jail. Reece tells Burke that Lemke doesn’t like him because he was “pursuing” a nurse at the jail. He says Lemke came into his cell at night and said “leave her alone.” He says Lemke then assaulted him and he didn’t fight back or call for help, in fear of retaliation. Reece’s roommate later tells Burke that he fabricated the whole assault to get the officer in trouble because he didn’t think it was right that he told him to stop pursuing the nurse.
NAME: Charles Eugene Preslar
CHARGE: Failing to compel child to go to school
DETAILS: Skiatook School Resources Officer Johnny Adams is dispatched to the Skiatook High School for a student with excessive absences. Adams reviews the records and finds a 17-year old, ninth-grader at Skiatook High School has an average of 30 absences in the second semester. The child’s father speaks with the high school assistant principal about the absences. He signs a letter saying he will attend a truancy board meeting and never shows up. The child withdraws from school and the father says he will be put into alternative schooling. He never provides verification that the kid is enrolled in any school.
NAME: Stevie Ray Ashlock
CHARGE: DUI, possession of meth, suspended license, defective vehicle
DETAILS: On June 25, Trooper Romulus Gregory is on patrol near 103rd St. N. when he spots a car with a smashed mirror. Gregory pulls the car over for a traffic stop and notices it smells like marijuana. Gregory asks the driver when he last used marijuana or meth. He says about two weeks or months ago. Gregory searches the car and finds some meth and two Ambien pills. Gregory administers a field sobriety test and determines the driver is too intoxicated to drive safely.
NAME: Jeanette LaDawn Kieffer
CHARGE: Public intoxication
DETAILS: On June 21, Deputy Martin Meek is dispatched to the Osage Park public use area for a report of an assault. Meek arrives on scene and speaks with a witness. Meek notices the witness smells like alcohol and has slurred speech. Meek asks her how much she’s had to drink. She says she’s had a pint of vodka. She refuses to identify herself or cooperate with Meek. He places her under arrest.
NAME: Angela Christina Knowles
CHARGE: Public intoxication
DETAILS: On June 21, Trooper Justlin Littlesun is dispatched to a house on CR 2706 for an uninvited person at a house. While enroute, Littlesun sees a woman walking on the side of the road that matches the description of the uninvited person at the house. Littlesun stops to talk to her and notices she has bloodshot eyes and seems to be extremely talkative. Littlesun asks her if she walked in to a house uninvited. She says she just wanted to get a closer look at a fish bowl. Littlesun administers a field sobriety test and determines she is intoxicated. He asks her if she is on any medications or illegal drugs. She saysshe isn’t.
NAME: Tyler Dale Kendrick
CHARGE: Leaving accident scene involving damage, suspended license, reckless driving
DETAILS: On June 22, Skiatook PD’s Kim Benson is dispatched to South Hominy for a report of an accident. Benson arrives on scene and speaks with a man in a truck parked in the yard of the house. The man says to Benson “Ma’am, I was driving reckless, I’ll admit that but there was no accident.” Benson asks him what happened. He says he was driving from the casino to pick up a friend to give a ride. He says that he was in a hurry and driving recklessly. Benson goes to speak with the other driver. She notices that the man is moving around a lot and acting very erratically. He starts his truck and begins yelling at Benson while she is talking to the other driver. She tells him to sit on the curb. He doesn’t. She asks him why he’s acting erratically. He becomes angry and defensive. The other driver tells Benson that he was driving and the man was following him too closely. He says he went to change lanes and the other driver followed him closely and accelerated towards him to “scare” him. He says he hit his car with his truck. He says that after he hit his car, he took off. He says he followed him by several businesses and streets and eventually stopped on South Hominy. Benson checks with dispatch and discovers the first driver has a suspended license.
NAME:Galen Nyle Lester
RESIDENCE: Sand Springs
CHARGE: DUI, obstructing officer, speeding, open container, driving left of center
DETAILS: On June 21, Trooper Justin Garrison is on patrol on 53rd W Ave. when he spots a car doing 71 in a 35 mph zone. Garrison goes to pull the car over for a traffic stop. The driver runs off the road and flees the car on foot. Garrison tells other officers that the driver ran and investigates the car. He finds an open can of beer inside. Later, Garrison finds a man laying on the side of the road near by that seems to be waving for help. Garrison asks him if he’s all right. The man claims he was beat with a baseball bat and his car was stolen. The man says he saw someone broke down on the side of the road and stopped to help them. He says when he stopped they took his car and one of the guys hit him in the back of the neck and knee with a baseball bat. He says they took off in his car and left him where he is. Garrison notices the man has slurred speech and watery, bloodshot eyes. Garrison investigates where he says he got hit with a bat. He notices he doesn’t seem to be injured or have any redness, swelling or bruising. Garrison notices the man has a light blue shirt on underneath his shirt that matches the color shirt of the driver that fled the traffic stop. Garrison notices the man has cuts and scrapes consistent with jumping over a barbed wire fence and sitting in thick brush, as well as briars and thorns in his clothes. Garrison administers a field sobriety test and determines he is too intoxicated to drive safely.
NAMEL Robert Allen Ridenour
CHARGE: DUI, no license, failure to dim head lights
DETAILS: On June 22, Trooper Romulus Gregory is on patrol on 43rd St. N. when he spots a car fail to dim its high beams while passing. Gregory pulls the car over for a traffic stop and notices the driver smells like alcohol. He asks the driver if he’s been drinking. He says he’s had one beer. Gregory administers a field sobriety test and determines the driver is too intoxicated to drive safely. He refuses a breathalyzer test. Gregory takes inventory of the car and finds an open bottle of gin.
NAME: Justin Douglas Valentin
CHARGE: DUI, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia
DETAILS On June 22, Trooper Justin Garrison is on patrol near 95th St. N. when he clocks a car doing 56 in a 50 mph zone. Garrison pulls the car over for a traffic stop and notices it smells like marijuana. Garrison notices the driver has bloodshot eyes. The driver denies smoking marijuana. Garrison asks him if there is any marijuana in the car. The driver admits to Garrison that he has a pipe in his pocket and some roaches in the car. Garrison retrieves the marijuana and paraphernalia. Garrison admits a field sobriety test and determines the driver is too intoxicated to drive safely.
NAME: Levi William Malloy
NAME: Brandon Butler
CHARGE: Larceny of gasoline
DETAILS: On June 27, Pawhuska PD’s Alton Horne is on patrol on Main Street with Officer Rex Wikel when he spots a pickup stopped in an alley. Horne notices two men standing by the truck near Moores Lumber Yard. Wikel tells Horne that they are stealing gas. One of them admits that they are stealing gas, using a hose to siphon it and fill up gas cans. He says he threw the hose in some grass when he saw the police. Horne finds a full five gallon can of gas nearby and another full gas can in the truck.