WILBURTON — Lawsuits appeared to be a focal point in the lives of Bobby and Sherilyn Jamison, and investigators took notice. In 2005, Bobby Jamison filed a civil lawsuit after allegedly injuring his back in a wreck in Oklahoma County. Starlet Jamison, Bobby Jamison’s mother, told investigators the lawsuit was settled out of court for $64,000 and her son split the money with his wife — perhaps accounting for the cash found in their pickup Oct. 17.
In May 2009, Bobby Jamison filed a lawsuit against his father, Bobby Dean Jamison, who died later that year. The son claimed he worked at his father’s Oklahoma City gas station for years under the premise he would inherit half-interest, only to have the elder Jamison sell the station without leaving him a penny. That same month, Bobby Jamison filed for a protective order in McIntosh County against his 67-year-old father, claiming his father tried to run him over with a car and threatened to kill his family. Bobby Jamison further described his father as "a very dangerous man” who "thinks he is above the law,” and alleged he used methamphetamine and associated with prostitutes and gangs. The protective order request was dismissed. Court records show the civil case remained open at the time of the family’s disappearance. Bobby Dean Jamison died in December. His will, dated Oct. 27, 2008, cut out Bobby Jamison and Bobby Dean Jamison’s estranged wife, Starlet, and left everything to his granddaughter Madyson Jamison. The elder Jamison named his brother, Jack Jamison of Sallisaw, as executor of his estate. Jack Jamison was questioned by the FBI, Latimer County Sheriff Israel Beauchamp said. Jack Jamison did not return messages left by The Oklahoman.