Crime Scene

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
David Lucas Wright

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FELONY CASES

‘I’m not resisting’

NAME: Marquis Charles Rogers

AGE: 37

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGE: Domestic abuse — assault and battery

DETAILS: Skiatook police officer Hank Guilfoyle on Oct. 27, shortly after 11:30 p.m., met at the police department with a woman who reported a domestic assault. She said Rogers, her boyfriend, that morning had been using a finger to poke her in the forehead. She slapped his hand away and he reportedly grabbed her head with both hands and placed a thumb in her left eye, causing pain and cloudy vision. The woman also reported that, on the evening of Oct. 27, Rogers ran up to her and punched her in the left side of her jaw and neck area, and then bit the hand with which she was holding her cell phone, to get the phone out of her hand. According to an affidavit, Rogers actively resisted an officer when police made contact with him for the purpose of arresting him. The affidavit states that Rogers was yelling, “I’m not resisting,” while he was resisting. Rogers’ case is set for a preliminary hearing Jan. 8.

Spotted on the balcony

NAME: Herbert Wayne Rose

AGE: 33

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGE: Second-degree burglary

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Kevin Young responded Oct. 28 to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on County Road 2706, in the Bartlesville area. Rose was taken into custody just outside the back door of a house, according to an affidavit. A witness told Young that Rose had been on the balcony of the house and had exited the dwelling through the back door. After being advised of his rights, Rose reportedly admitted having entered the house without permission and having taken property that did not belong to him. In a hearing Nov. 9, Rose pleaded guilty and received a sentence of seven years in prison, with five of the seven suspended and two years to serve.

Second DUI bust this year

NAME: Hope M. Waller

AGE: 30

RESIDENCE: Hominy

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

DETAILS: Oklahoma highway patrolman Justin Garrison on the morning of Oct. 30 responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident on Boston Pool Road, south of County Road 5455. When the trooper arrived, he reportedly found a red Chrysler van facing north on the southbound side of the road. While speaking with Waller, the trooper reportedly observed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath and person. Trooper Garrison administered field sobriety tests to Waller. The court entered a not-guilty plea for Waller during an Oct. 31 hearing, set her bail at $5,000, and scheduled a status conference for Dec. 20. Court records show Waller pleaded no-contest in a hearing Sept. 7 to a misdemeanor charge of DUI.

Meth reported on her person

NAME: Melissa Dawn Blalock

AGE: 27

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGE: Bringing contraband into jail

DETAILS: Deputy Joe Lucas on Oct. 31 arrested Melissa Blalock at the Osage County Courthouse on an outstanding arrest warrant and transported her to the county jail. Lucas left Blalock at the jail, but dispatch told him to return because the jail staff had found possible methamphetamine on her person. When Lucas arrived, a member of the jail staff showed him two plastic containers that reportedly had been found on Blalock. Samples of the material in the containers reportedly field tested positive for meth. In a hearing Nov. 1, Blalock pleaded not guilty and her bail was set at $5,000. Her next hearing is slated for Nov. 16.

Not going easy

NAME: Scott Andrew Howie

AGE: 37

RESIDENCE: Bartlesville

CHARGES: Endangering others while eluding/attempting to elude a police officer, and resisting an officer

DETAILS: An officer of the Osage Nation Police Department, about 3 a.m. Oct. 26 responded to a report that Howie was at the Osage Nation’s casino in the Bartlesville area. In an affidavit, the officer detailed having been advised that federal law officers wanted to talk with Howie about the possible sale of a fully automatic weapon. The Osage Nation officer had also been informed there was a Washington County warrant out for Howie’s arrest. Bartlesville police reportedly confirmed they were still interested in Howie. The defendant was reportedly leaving the casino in a red GMC pickup when the Osage Nation officer arrived. Howie reportedly led the officer on a high-speed vehicle chase. Howie reportedly drove at speeds ranging between 70 mph and 95 mph during the chase. When law officers caught up with Howie, he reportedly actively resisted arrest. Local law enforcement notified federal officers, who responded.

Meth in a deodorant container

NAME: Amber Marie Carlson

AGE: 35

RESIDENCE: Sapulpa

CHARGE: Possession of contraband

by an inmate

NAME: Amanda Marie Tapp

AGE: 32

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGE: Possession of contraband by an inmate

NAME: Madison Elizabeth Miller

AGE: 20

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGE: Possession of contraband by an inmate

DETAILS: On Oct. 24, the staff of the Osage County jail conducted a shakedown of the women’s housing area at the jail. During the shakedown, the jail staff located suspected methamphetamine in a deodorant container in a cell occupied by Carlson, Tapp and Miller. All of them reportedly denied knowledge of the substance. Pleas of not-guilty were entered for the defendants by the court.

Swam the creek and got busted

NAME: Jeremiah David Workman

AGE: 37

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGES: Second-degree burglary, obstructing an officer

DETAILS: Pawhuska officer William Wamego on Oct. 30 was dispatched to the 100 block of Prudom. He was called there in reference to a burglary complaint and a suspect reportedly running away. Wamego spoke with a woman who said she had just arrived home and found her laptop computer missing. The reporting party told the officer that she saw Workman walking off with her computer. The reporting party provided police with the serial number of the computer. Workman reportedly swam across Bird Creek to get away from the police, ignoring commands to stop. Police met him on the other side of the creek and arrested him. Prior to swimming across the creek, Workman reportedly dropped the laptop, and the reporting party recovered it. In a hearing Nov. 2, the court entered a not guilty plea for Workman.

Second time this year

NAME: Johnny Frank Walton

AGE: 31

RESIDENCE: Hominy

CHARGES: Second-degree burglary, grand larceny

DETAILS: Deputy Justin Kling was dispatched Oct. 26 to an address in Wynona regarding a residential burglary. Kling made contact with the property owner and learned the house was under construction and almost complete. Walton allegedly took several power tools, valued at about $2,000 overall. The property owner also estimated some $700 of damage had been done to the house. The officer reportedly found Walton on Oct. 27, during a traffic stop. Walton was a passenger in the stopped vehicle. The defendant reportedly admitted to the burglary. Walton reportedly led officers to the location where he had concealed the property he stole. The court entered a not-guilty plea for Walton in a hearing Nov. 2, and set his bail at $5,000. This was the second time in 2018 that Osage County prosecutors charged Walton with second-degree burglary. He pleaded guilty in the earlier case, records show. Because he had no prior felony convictions at the time, Walton was placed on deferred-sentencing status and given unsupervised probation.

Wrong tag, spraypainted parts

NAME: David Lucas Wright

AGE: 36

RESIDENCE: Tulsa

CHARGES: Possession of stolen vehicle, driving while the privilege is suspended, failure to pay taxes due the state

DETAILS: Deputy Johny Porter was on patrol Nov. 4 in the vicinity of 129th and Blackjack, when he noticed a sport-style bike with no tag. Porter stopped the motorcycle and made contact with the rider, David Wright. While talking with the defendant, Porter noticed the electronics on the motorcycle were missing and the starter had been bypassed. Porter ran records checks and found that Wright had a suspended license and the license had no motorcycle endorsement. The deputy also reportedly found an expired tag on the motorcycle, hidden under the tail, but found through a records check that it was expired and was for another style of motorcycle. Porter found that the motorcycle he stopped had been reported stolen out of Tulsa. Porter noted that parts on the motorcycle had been spraypainted to change the bike’s appearance. In a hearing Nov. 5, the court entered a not-guilty plea for Wright and set his bail at $25,000.

More on McCauley

NAME: Dakoda Aaron McCauley

AGE: 24

RESIDENCE: Barnsdall

CHARGE: Malicious injury to property — over $1,000

DETAILS: McCauley is accused of causing damage to a man’s vehicle following a personal altercation. The altercation reportedly took place last February, and the charge was formally filed Nov. 5. The victim of the alleged vandalism provided a representative of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office with documentation to the effect the damage to the vehicle exceeded $2,700, and labor costs to repair the damage would exceed $5,000. A witness reportedly corroborated the victim’s story about a personal conflict with McCauley and also told authorities that McCauley used a length of board to damage the vehicle. A second witness also reportedly corroborated the account of McCauley using a length of board to damage the vehicle. A preliminary hearing for McCauley in this case is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2019. McCauley is also the defendant in a murder case that Osage County prosecutors filed in May 2018. A hearing in that case is currently set for February.

Inappropriate touching

NAME: Jimmy Lee Williams Jr.

AGE: 34

RESIDENCE: Pawhuska

CHARGE: Child sexual abuse

DETAILS: Pawhuska police responded in late August to a report of the defendant inappropriately touching a juvenile male. According to an affidavit, the defendant admitted to police that he touched the underage male. This defendant reportedly made this admission on tape, after having been advised of his rights. In a hearing Nov. 9, the court entered a not-guilty plea for Williams and set his bail at $100,000. The court also set a case status conference for Nov. 15.

Yep, it’s him again

NAME: Marquis Charles Rogers

AGE: 37

RESIDENCE: Skiatook

CHARGE: Domestic abuse — assault and battery

DETAILS: On Sept. 9, Officer Ryan Underwood of the Skiatook police responded to a call about a domestic incident. The alleged victim in the case told police that Rogers, her boyfriend, confronted her while she was cooking breakfast about an incident that took place the previous evening while they were traveling in a vehicle. The defendant reportedly took issue with the way the the victim was disciplining her sons about that incident. Rogers reportedly grabbed the woman by the throat and head, took her into a room and threw her down. The woman reported that when she got up, Rogers hit himself in the head twice and then head-butted the television in the bedroom, causing it to break. She gave additional details about the allegedly violent encounter, explaining that she got away after a friend of her boyfriend told him to stop it. In a hearing Nov. 9, the court entered a not guilty plea for the defendant.