Crime Scene

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.

FELONY CASES

Throws, ‘smashes’ phone

NAME: Vernon Charles Shacklefoot II

AGE: 22

RESIDENCE: Hominy

CHARGE: Domestic assault and battery by strangulation

DETAILS: Officer Shannon Bradford, of the Barnsdall Police Department, responded to a call from the 100 block of West Birch Avenue regarding a domestic situation. A woman told the officer that Shacklefoot had visited her residence and was unhappy that she had entertained friends the night before. The woman said Shacklefoot grabbed her cellphone off a table and threw it at her. The phone missed her and hit a wall and broke, the woman said. Shacklefoot then grabbed the woman, threw her to the ground and began to choke her. The woman told the officer she received a telephone call from her father and she screamed for help. At that point, Shacklefoot reportedly smashed the phone and said, “what the f… are you thinking I’m going to jail now, and I didn’t mean to hurt you.” Shacklefoot reportedly ran out of the house and drove away. According to a court record, a warrant for Shacklefoot’s arrest was issued Oct. 12.

‘Oh, man! They reported it stolen?’

NAME: Kenneth Eugene Overton, Jr.

AGE: 24

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGE: Possession of stolen vehicle

NAME: RaeLee Ann Howard

AGE: 26

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGE: Possession of stolen vehicle

DETAILS: Deputy Don Laxson stopped on Oct. 14 to help a stranded motorist. Laxson responded to a situation involving a 2000 maroon Chevrolet Blazer, which was on the side of the road just below the intersection of State Highway 99 and State Highway 60 in the Pawhuska area. Dispatch told Laxson the vehicle had been reported stolen, and Laxson commented to a man who was putting gas in the vehicle that it had been reported stolen. “Oh, man! They reported it stolen? I don’t know the guy’s name, but I gave him $200 for it,” said the motorist, who identified himself as Kenneth Eugene Overton Jr. Laxson also interviewed a woman who had been a passenger in the vehicle. The woman, identified as RaeLee Ann Howard, told the officer she did not know the vehicle had been reported stolen. According to court records, Overton and Howard pleaded not guilty.

MISDEMEANOR CASES

HEADLINE: Defective trailer light

NAME: Christopher R. Vulgamore

AGE: 40

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGES: Driving without a license, operating a vehicle with defective equipment or unsafe conditions and transporting an opened container of beer

DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Robert Rulo, III on Aug. 24 stopped a maroon Ford pickup bearing an Osage Nation tag. The truck was pulling a small utility trailer. The officer said he conducted the traffic stop because of a defective light on the passenger side of the trailer. Rulo reported the driver, identified as Christopher R. Vulgamore, had an odor about his breath that is commonly associated with alcoholic beverages, that his eyes were red and bloodshot and that Vulgamore was “acting fairly aggressive.” During an inventory of the vehicle, Rulo reportedly found an ice chest behind the driver’s seat of the truck, which contained about 20 unopened beer cans along with a couple of cans that had been opened.

Warrant on East 12th Street

NAME: Tammy Lynn Keene

AGE: 46

RESIDENCE: Winfield, Kan.

CHARGE: Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Representatives of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Pawhuska Police Department served a search warrant Aug. 23 at a residence in the 200 block of E. 12th Street, in Pawhuska. They found Keene at the residence. Officers also reportedly discovered a methamphetamine smoking pipe, a marijuana smoking pipe, multiple syringes and baggies with methamphetamine residue. Keene has been arraigned and has a Nov. 2 court date.

Meth in bra

NAME: Pamela Kay Short

AGE: 47

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

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

DETAILS: Representatives of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Pawhuska Police Department arrested Short in connection with a warrant service at a residence in the 200 block of E. 12th Street in Pawhuska. While being transported to the Osage County Jail, Short reportedly told an officer that she had a small amount of methamphetamine in her bra. At the jail, Short reportedly produced several baggies and a plastic tube containing methamphetamine. Short has been arraigned and has a court date set for Nov. 2.

On the road again

NAME: Joel Ray Roach

AGE: 42

RESIDENCE: Avant

CHARGES: Driving while the privilege is suspended, operating a vehicle with the license plate covered

DETAILS: Trooper Romulus Gregory performed a traffic stop about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 on a light blue Ford F-150 that had been westbound on County Road 2250. Gregory identified the driver on sight as Joel Ray Roach, based on previous law enforcement contact with him. The truck was bearing an Arkansas license plate, and Gregory noted the decal on the tag and the tag lettering were not clearly visible. Gregory did a records check and found that Roach’s driving privileges were suspended. “Roach has multiple previous entries for driving under suspension on his traffic record,” Gregory noted in a report on the traffic stop. Roach pleaded not guilty and has a Nov. 2 court date.

Trouble with balance

NAME: Rex Alan Mayer

AGE: 59

RESIDENCE: Ponca City

CHARGE: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol

DETAILS: Trooper Robert Regnier on Aug. 24 at approximately midnight was driving eastbound on State Highway 60 when he observed a westbound vehicle that was doing 55 mph in a 50-mph zone and appeared to be accelerating. Regnier turned around and continued to observe the vehicle. When its speed increased to 57 mph, Regnier performed a traffic stop, and observed that Mayer had trouble balancing while getting out of his vehicle. The trooper administered a field sobriety test, during which Mayer reportedly was unable to maintain his balance while standing on one foot. The trooper also administered a breath test, and the result was reportedly outside the legal limit. Regnier reported that Mayer said he had just been at a casino and had consumed two 12-ounce bottles of beer. Mayer has been arraigned and has a Nov. 2 court date.

‘Take me to jail’

NAME: Buddy Clent Weathers

AGE: 46

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGES: Driving while under the influence of alcohol, and speeding

DETAILS: Trooper Justin Garrison, on Aug. 25 at about 8:07 p.m., was on patrol on Lake Road when he reportedly observed a white Chevrolet pickup doing 54 mph in a 40-mph zone. The trooper pulled over the pickup, and explained to the driver that he was being stopped for speeding. The driver reportedly told the trooper that his speedometer didn’t work. The officer noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the pickup, and Weathers reportedly said he had last consumed an alcoholic beverage. Trooper Garrison administered field sobriety tests. Weathers reportedly refused a preliminary breath test and commented, “Take me to jail.” Weathers has been arraigned and has a Nov. 2 court date.

Green tongue, a baggie of dope

NAME: Austin Lee Qualls

AGE: 23

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGES: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drug, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, failure to wear seat belt

DETAILS: On Aug. 25, Officer Mark Dressler of the Skiatook Police Department was on patrol when he observed a white Chevrolet pickup doing 47 mph in a 35-mph zone. He also observed the driver and passenger were not wearing seat belts. Dressler stopped the pickup. On approaching the vehicle, the officer reportedly could smell the odor of marijuana. When Qualls stepped out of the vehicle at the officer’s request, Dressler could reportedly smell a “strong odor” of marijuana coming from the suspect’s breath and person. The officer had Qualls stick out his tongue, and observed the tongue to have green tint and raised taste buds. The officer also reportedly found a baggie of marijuana and a smoking pipe in one of the suspect’s pockets. Qualls has been arraigned and has a Nov. 2 court date.

Loud exhaust, dim taillight

NAME: Jessie Lee McAlister

AGE: 35

RESIDENCE: Osage

CHARGES: Driving while the privilege is suspended, failure to maintain insurance or security, failure to pay all taxes due the state and defective vehicle

DETAILS: Deputy Martin Meek was sitting in his patrol car on the shoulder of New Prue Road when Meek heard sounds that indicated the exhaust system had been modified or was defective on a vehicle. Meek also noticed the driver’s side taillight was very dim and not visible more than a few feet away from the rear of the vehicle. McAlister reportedly told the deputy that he didn’t have his driver’s license with him, that the vehicle was not his and he did not have an insurance verification form. A records check showed McAlister’s license was suspended. The defendant pleaded guilty in a hearing Aug. 29.

Wasn’t going to stop

NAME: Brandon W. Tiger

AGE: 35

RESIDENCE: Sperry

CHARGES: Driving without a valid license, failure to pay all taxes due the state, operating vehicle with expired/improper tag/decal, failure to signal on turning, speeding

DETAILS: Officer Mark Dressler of the Skiatook Police Department was on patrol Aug. 27 when he noticed a black Land Rover doing 37 mph in a 25-mph zone. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the Land Rover did not yield and reportedly turned abruptly, without signaling, onto Timber Lane. The officer noticed the Land Rover jump the curb and pull up in a yard/driveway area. The driver of the vehicle then jumped out and started briskly walking away. Dressler pulled up in his patrol vehicle, exited the vehicle and ordered the driver of the Land Rover to come back. The man complied, and the officer was able to ask for his driver’s license. The driver, who was identified as Brandon Tiger, reportedly said that he had never had a valid driver’s license. A records check also led the officer to determine the tag on the Land Rover did not belong to it. The defendant pleaded guilty in a hearing Aug. 29.

False pretense

NAME: Teresa Jo Conner

AGE: 60

RESIDENCE: Hominy

CHARGE: Obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check/false pretense

DETAILS: An arrest warrant was issued Aug. 29 for Conner.

False pretense

NAME: Jessica Lynne Whitten

AGE: 35 or 36

RESIDENCE: Mannford

CHARGES: Two counts of obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check/false pretense

DETAILS: An arrest warrant was issued Aug. 29 for Whitten.

False pretense

NAME: Bryan Christopher Allsen

AGE: 42

RESIDENCE: Oklahoma City

CHARGE: Obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check/false pretense

DETAILS: An arrest warrant was issued Aug. 29 for Allsen.