Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

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.


Yes, they look there, too

NAME: Brooklyn Cheyenne Cochran

AGE: 22


CHARGE: Bringing contraband into jail

DETAILS: Brooklyn Cochran was being arrested Sept. 17 on Osage Nation tribal charges when law officers performed a routine pat-down search before taking her to the Osage County Jail. Cochran was asked twice if she had any illegal items on her person, and both times said, “no.” Upon arriving at the jail, she was subjected to a more-thorough search by a female member of the jail staff. During that search, substances believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as a smoking pipe, were reportedly found concealed in one of her body cavities. During a hearing Sept. 21, the defendant pleaded not guilty and the court set her bail at $20,000.

Black skulls, white crystals

NAME: Lora Rosetta York

AGE: 48


CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute; maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled substance; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: During a search warrant service, Skiatook police initially found a small amount of a substance that was tested and yielded a “presumptive positive” result for methamphetamine. Police also found several small, cut straws, as well as a homemade pipe and a black bag containing 22 small plastic bags. A police officer also spoke with the suspect, who directed him to a small refrigerator in the master bedroom of the home being searched. In that refrigerator, police found a white bag with black skulls on it, which was found to contain more than 14 grams of suspected methamphetamine. An arrest warrant for York was issued Sept. 21.

They sure did like that puppy

NAME: Travis Cosby

AGE: 22

RESIDENCE: Barnsdall

CHARGES: Second-degree burglary, petit larceny (two counts)

DETAILS: A law officer on Sept. 18 received a report that the defendant and another person burglarized a residence on South 4th Street in Barnsdall, taking a bicycle and a pitbull puppy, about six to eight-weeks old. Cosby was arrested Sept. 18. Prosecutors formally charged Cosby on Sept. 24, and he pleaded not guilty.

Smile! You’re caught

NAME: Timothy Randall Jones

AGE: 34

RESIDENCE: Collinsville

CHARGES: Second-degree burglary (two counts); possession of stolen vehicle; petit larceny (two counts)

DETAILS: Osage Nation police arrested Jones on Sept. 24 at an Osage Casino parking area in the 900 block of 36th Street North in connection with auto burglaries on the premises. As police were questioning him about specific items, and he reportedly was admitting having stolen them, Jones told police, “Man, I didn’t think anyone ever watched the cameras out here.” The defendant also reportedly told police, “Man, I am just going through a hard time and I am living out of the van and just need money to survive.” He had been getting around in a Dodge Caravan that police found to have been reported stolen in Tulsa. He pleaded not guilty on Sept. 25 and his bond was set at $7,000.

Did Blue paint the tailgate red?

NAME: Shawn Edward Blue

AGE: 35


CHARGE: Knowingly concealing stolen property

DETAILS: Deputy Don Laxson on Aug. 27 investigated the theft of a tailgate off of an extended cab Ford F150. The victim said that she caught Blue the previous week, stealing $100 by using her debit card at local businesses. Blue and his girlfriend reportedly went to the victim’s home, near Skiatook, on Aug. 26 to pay some of the money back and work off the rest by mowing the yard. The defendant reportedly painted the tailgate red so it would match his girlfriend’s truck. The tailgate reportedly was stolen while they were at the victim’s home. An arrest warrant was issued for Blue on Sept. 25. He pleaded not-guilty and his bail was set at $2,500.

Positive ID through Facebook

NAME: Christopher Lee Hardesty

AGE: 36


CHARGE: Possession of stolen vehicle

DETAILS: On Sept. 8, at the Tulsa Osage Casino, 951 W. 36th Street North, a law officer used information provided by a witness as a basis for comparing surveillance video provided by the casino with images posted on Facebook to identify a person who allegedly had been in possession of a stolen vehicle. Based on the use of witness information to match the surveillance images with the images posted on Facebook, the Osage County District Court on Sept. 25 issued an arrest warrant for Hardesty.

Sexual abuse of a minor

NAME: Robert Lee Bogney Jr.

AGE: 71

RESIDENCE: Waco, Texas

CHARGE: Sexual abuse — child under 12

DETAILS: Pawhuska police received a complaint April 25 about a possible sexual assault on a minor. During investigative interviews, authorities learned that the victim had reportedly been assaulted numerous times by the same attacker. Waco police assisted with the investigation by interviewing Bogney, who denied allegations made against him and said he thinks the complaint is part of a “plot.” A warrant for Bogney’s arrest was issued Sept. 25.


Officer recognized her

NAME: Cynthia Marie Fish

AGE: 23


CHARGES: Driving while the privilege is revoked; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Pawhuska officer Robert Rulo oabout 6:20 p.m. Aug. 11, pulled over a blue Chevrolet sedan driven by a woman he recognized as Cynthia Fish. Rulo said in an affidavit that he knows Fish from previous encounters she has had with law enforcement, and he added that he was aware she had a revoked Oklahoma driver’s license. After the traffic stop, during an inventory of the vehicle, Rulo found a small black purse containing a glass smoking pipe. The defendant pleaded guilty and was found guilty.

Something illegal in the back

NAME: Stephen Richard Lewis

AGE: 39


CHARGE: Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Deputy Sheriff Corby Sorrells on Aug. 9 in McCord pulled over a silver-colored vehicle when the driver failed to use a turn signal. The deputy asked the driver if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, and the driver reportedly said that Lewis, who was a passenger, had something illegal in the back seat. That admission led to a search of the back seat. During the search, the deputy reportedly found a plastic bag containing three syringes. The deputy also reportedly found a separate black bag that contained three more syringes. Additionally, the deputy reportedly found two glass smoking devices. The defendant pleaded guilty on Aug. 30 and was found guilty.

Use your turn signal

NAME: Devin Lee Golay

AGE: 31

RESIDENCE: Blackwell

CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; driving while the privilege is suspended; transporting a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle; and failure to signal on turning

DETAILS: Deputy Corby Sorrells, about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 10, performed a traffic stop on a vehicle whose driver failed to signal a turn. The deputy reportedly learned that the driver, Golay, had a suspended driver’s license. The deputy asked Golay to exit the vehicle, and also asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Golay reportedly said he had a small baggie containing methamphetamine, and a semi-automatic pistol. The deputy searched and found a small baggie that appeared to contain meth, and a loaded semi-automatic pistol. In an Aug. 14 hearing, the court entered a not-guilty plea for Golay.

Passed out in front of the laundry

NAME: John Raymond McGlasson

AGE: 63


CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Officer Mark Dressler, of the Skiatook police, on Aug. 13 about 11:30 p.m. was dispatched to 130 Quail Creek in reference to a man who had passed out on the sidewalk in front of a laundry. “John was passed out and did not wake when I spoke to him,” the officer said. “I then nudged John’s foot and he made grumbling noise but still did not wake. I then nudged him again and called him by name and he finally woke.” McGlasson reportedly told the officer he had been drinking all day. The officer noticed that McGlasson’s clothing was wet, and he had apparently “slept through the recent rain storm.” McGlasson pleaded guilty and was found guilty. Court records show he has since been convicted of yet another public intoxication charge. He has been a defendant in four public intoxication cases this year, records show.

Officer recognized him, too

NAME: Peter Alan Bighorse Jr.

AGE: 33


CHARGE: Driving while the privilege is revoked; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Robert Rulo, on Aug. 14, just before 11 p.m., observed Peter Bighorse driving a white Chrysler Sebring south on Lynn Avenue near 18th Street. Rulo said in an affidavit that, to his knowledge, Bighorse had a revoked driver’s license. The officer took Bighorse into custody and did an inventory of the vehicle. During that inventory, he reportedly found methamphetamine in both liquid and “rock” form. Bighorse pleaded not-guilty Aug. 14.

Along for the ride

NAME: Alana Jean Sweeden

AGE: 30


CHARGE: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Sweeden was a passenger in the white Sebring reportedly driven by Peter Alan Bighorse Jr. She pleaded not guilty.

Prescription stolen

NAME: Brian Patrick Mazac

AGE: 45


CHARGE: Domestic abuse — assault and battery

DETAILS: On Aug. 11, Skiatook police arrested Brian Mazac after he reportedly grabbed a woman’s right arm and twisted it aggressively. Police noticed the woman’s arm was bleeding. Police were informed that Mazac is prescribed Xanax, and that his prescription had recently been stolen, so he was easily agitated and likely to respond more aggressively than normal. Police were also informed that Mazac had been drinking prior to the incident. The court entered a not guilty plea for Mazac.