• Boy who shot grandmother in custody on shooting with intent to kill complaint

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 13, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy who police say shot his grandmother was booked into a juvenile detention center Tuesday on a shooting with intent to kill complaint. The shooting occurred about 4 p.m. Monday at an apartment complex in the 7900 block of South Sheridan Avenue, police said. Investigators said the boy and his grandmother, Annie Mougell, had been arguing about a discipline report he received from school, Officer Jill Roberson said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Man arrested after allegedly setting women's bathroom on fire

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 13, 2014

    A Tulsa man was jailed Tuesday after he reportedly attempted to set a women's bathroom on fire. Billy Shane Hamblin, 34, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a first-degree arson complaint, jail records show. About 4 a.m., Turley firefighters were called to a convenience store in the 6400 block of North Peoria Avenue to investigate an arson. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Police: DNA on lemonade cup matches Glenpool case

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, May 13, 2014

    TULSA — Police in Tulsa say DNA tests have linked a man accused of trying to lure two girls into his car from their lemonade stand to an unsolved rape of a 12-year girl in Glenpool. Police tell a local television station that investigators were able to collect a DNA sample from the man’s lemonade cup, which the girls saved. The DNA profile matched a case from January 2013, when a man kidnapped and raped a 12-year-old girl in Glenpool. Authorities have made no arrests in that case but were able to collect a DNA sample. Tulsa police Sgt. John Adams says the suspect is a white man in his 40s with curly hair and glasses. Adams says he may be driving a gold Nissan Maxima or a white Jeep Cherokee.

  • Police: Woman shot in head by 11-year-old grandson

    By Jarrel Wade - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014

    A woman was shot in the head by her 11-year-old grandson on Monday afternoon at a south Tulsa apartment complex, police said. Tulsa Police Capt. Robert Heidlage said the boy was arguing about school with his grandmother, who is about 50. The victim’s and suspect’s names were not released Monday evening, but Heidlage said police are planning to file a complaint of shooting with intent to kill against the boy. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Kellyville teacher arrested on rape complaint

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    SAPULPA — A Kellyville High School teacher is being held on $35,000 bond on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student, according to court documents. Kalyn Darby Thompson, 25, of Glenpool was arrested on Friday on a complaint of second-degree rape. Court documents state Kellyville High School officials met in April after discovering Thompson had been having an inappropriate relationship with a junior at the school. Kellyville Principal Danny Woods told authorities that Thompson had resigned from her teaching position on April 16, stating she and the teen had been texting each other and that some of the texts had been sexual in nature. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Inmate featured in World article approved for parole

    BY CARY ASPINWALL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    The governor has tentatively approved parole for an inmate who has spent much of his life in prison for a murder that occurred when he was 13. Jesil Wilson, whose case was detailed in a 2012 Tulsa World article, was convicted of a murder in which he was not the shooter. Wilson received a life sentence for the 1997 murder of 18-year-old Mitchell Knighten of Tulsa. Last year, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted to recommend Wilson for parole, provided that he complete a vo-tech training program and serve 180 days in a work-release center. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa man arrested in Craigslist robberies

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    A Tulsa man was arrested after police say he used Craigslist contacts to commit a pair of area robberies. Teangelo Trevon Cherry, 19, was picked up by police about 10:35 p.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of South Memorial Drive in connection with a robbery that took place in the 800 block of North Florence Place. The victim told police that he was attacked and had his 2003 red Honda Civic stolen by a man he met on Cragislist, an arrest report said.

  • Oklahoma CareerTech program gives rescue dogs, female inmates a second chance

    By CONNIE ROMANS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, May 10, 2014

    Muddy Paws Grooming was founded by a former inmate who works with the state CareerTech Department to give Oklahoma female inmates marketable job skills.

  • Oklahoma school bus catches fire

    Published: Thu, May 8, 2014

    TULSA (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt when a charter bus carrying students caught fire on an Oklahoma turnpike. Parent Jason Vanhoozer tells Tulsa television station KOTV that all 33 people on the bus escaped safely. Vanhoozer says the students from Lawton’s Flower Mound School were headed to a national archery tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, when the fire broke out early Thursday on the Creek Turnpike in Wagoner County. Two buses were traveling to the tournament. Firefighters say the driver of the second bus saw sparks coming from the back of the first bus and notified the other driver. That driver stopped the bus and helped everyone escape safely. Officials say the fire destroyed all the luggage and

  • Oklahoma man arrested on indecent exposure complaint

    Published: Thu, May 8, 2014

    A Jenks man was arrested after Tulsa County sheriff's deputies saw him exposing himself to a girl in a park, authorities said. Kyle Wayne Razmus, 31, was seen by a 7-year-old girl about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday standing near the public restrooms at Chandler Park in the 6500 block of West 21st Street with his pants and underwear down, according to an arrest report. The girl told her mother that Razmus was touching himself, the report said.

  • Oklahoma police officer arrested on domestic assault complaint

    Published: Wed, May 7, 2014

    A Corporal with the Tulsa Police Department was arrested late Tuesday on a domestic assault and battery complaint, officer Jillian Roberson said. Cpl. David Harrison, who was hired in 1988, is suspended with pay pending an investigation, Roberson said. He’s held on $10,000 bond, according to jail booking reports.

  • Church youth leader charged with distributing child porn, lewd acts

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    PONCA CITY – A volunteer church youth leader was arrested and charged Tuesday with producing and distributing child pornography, as well as with committing lewd or indecent acts with a child younger than 16, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced. Joel David Bolay, 28, was arrested after an investigation that began Friday when OSBI investigators received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, spokeswoman Jessica Brown said in a release. Bolay was a volunteer youth leader at the Foursquare Gospel Church in Ponca City. The child is not a member of that church, Brown said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa police: 20 pounds of marijuana, $300,000 cash seized during drug bust

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    Tulsa police arrested a man and seized more than 20 pounds of marijuana and $300,000 in cash during a recent drug bust. Austin Hingey, 35, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on May 1 on possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, receiving drug proceeds derived from illegal activity and possession of controlled drugs with intent to deliver, jail records show. Hingey was arrested after the Tulsa Police Department's Organized Gang Unit executed multiple search warrants in the 300 block of South Trenton Avenue and the 200 block of South Richmond Avenue, a news release said.

  • Stranger abduction: Tulsa girl was among few who survive them, Amber Alert official says

    By DYLAN GOFORTH and KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, May 6, 2014

    Experts will tell you that when a child is abducted by a stranger, every second that passes makes it less likely that the case will have a positive outcome. About 25,000 seconds — not quite seven hours — passed between the abduction of an 8-year-old Tulsa girl Sunday evening and the arrest of her alleged abductor, yet the girl was reunited with her family before the sun rose Monday. Michael David Slatton was arrested in Sapulpa at 2:12 a.m. Monday, about 20 miles southwest of the abduction site. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Missing Tulsa girl found safe in Sapulpa, Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, May 5, 2014

    An 8-year-old girl missing from Tulsa has been found safe. She was found in Sapulpa, authorities report.

  • Amber Alert issued for Tulsa girl, 8

    Tulsa World staff report | Published: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Montserrat Aguirre was abducted from an apartment near 3024 S 101 East Ave. about 7:20 p.m. while playing on a swing set, Tulsa police spokeswoman Jillian Roberson said..

  • Tulsa Area Safe Kids coordinator recently received the J.C. Burris Memorial Award

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Beth Washington appreciates the award even more because she knew and respected the man for whom the award is named.

  • Oklahoma man dies in blaze attempting to save animals, fire chief says

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    MUSKOGEE -- One man is dead and two others, including a 13-year-old boy, were burned in a fire at a Muskogee house Friday morning. Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Don Dailey said units were called to a residence in about 2:15 a.m. in the 7300 block of Taft Road. A woman and her 13-year-old son were standing outside the burning structure when firefighters arrived at the scene.

  • Motorist killed in rollover accident on Broken Arrow Expressway

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, May 1, 2014

    One person is confirmed dead Thursday morning following a rollover accident on the Broken Arrow Expressway, Tulsa police said. The accident happened just before 7 a.m. in the westbound lanes near the Sheridan Road exit, police said. Another motorist was taken by EMSA to a local hospital, police said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma man arrested after trying to feed child marijuana

    BY LAURA SUMMERS, TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    BARTLESVILLE – A 31-year-old Bartlesville man who allegedly attempted to feed a child marijuana has been charged with drug possession and child neglect in Washington County District Court. Associate District Judge Russell Vaclaw set this week a $50,000 bond for Carl Justin Holder, who returns to court on May 16. Holder has previous misdemeanor convictions in Washington County for domestic abuse and violating a protective order, and for drug possession charges in Tulsa County. Bartlesville police were serving a warrant in the 100 Block of Kaw Avenue on Saturday when they encountered Carl Justin Holder in a vehicle with marijuana and a pipe on the dashboard and a 9-year-old child in the backseat, a court affidavit stated.