Man arrested on drug, gun complaints
An Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy arrested a man on drug and firearm complaints while investigating an unrelated incident Saturday in Oklahoma City. The deputy approached Michael Estevez, 21, to ask if he had witnessed the incident and noticed a small semi-automatic firearm in the center dash console of Estevez's car, according to a news release the sheriff's office issued Tuesday. In a search of the vehicle, the deputy discovered the firearm was loaded and recovered a second loaded magazine. He also found two baggies of marijuana that appeared to be packaged for distribution, according to the release. Estevez was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of drug proceeds, possession of a firearm while in commission of a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia and transporting a loaded firearm. He remained in jail Tuesday with bail set at $29,500.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Man convicted of child abuse
arrested in animal cruelty case
Police arrested a man on animal cruelty complaints Monday after they found a puppy covered in blood. Deneoval Joel Derrick, 39, of Oklahoma City, was arrested on animal cruelty complaints and booked into the Oklahoma County jail. Derrick was released from prison in November 2011 after serving more than 14 years on a child abuse charge, according to the state Corrections Department website. Police were called about 3:45 p.m. Monday to an apartment at 4328 SE 46. Officers heard yelling and what sounded like a cage being thrown around, according to the police report. Officers saw a man with a puppy on a leash. The 10-week-old puppy had blood on its face, chest and legs. The puppy's lip was severed and hanging down as the puppy whimpered, according to the report. The puppy is in a foster home, where it is receiving medical treatment and is “doing fine,” Trace Lyons, animal welfare field operations manager, said Tuesday.