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A man accused of posing as a firefighter and asking for money said he lost everything in the Moore tornado, court records show. David Ross Rester, 24, was charged Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court with false personation of a public official, a misdemeanor. According to a probable cause affidavit, Rester cornered a woman in a parking lot May 24 and told her he was a firefighter who lost his “home, car and all of his belongings” in the Moore tornado. When the woman said she didn't have any cash, the defendant said he would wait while she went to the ATM, police reported. On May 27, the woman's boyfriend told police a man wearing no shirt or shoes approached him in the 100 block of Stonebridge claiming to be a firefighter who lost everything in the Moore tornado. The man asked for money and a ride to Tulsa, the affidavit states. Edmond police reported having previous contact with Rester, who has claimed to be a firefighter in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Choctaw.
TIM WILLERT, STAFF WRITER
A woman who was killed in what police called a staged home invasion robbery died of asphyxiation from a plastic bag that was placed over her head while her wrists and ankles were bound, according to an autopsy report released this week. Monica Schemm, 49, of Crescent, died June 12. Her husband, Mark Alan Schemm, 52, was arrested and is charged with killing his wife of more than 25 years. According to the autopsy report, the couple's son said Monica Schemm had begged her husband to kill her. She suffered a malignant brain tumor in 1991 and a severe fall in 2003 that left her brain damaged. The son called 911 on June 12 after returning to the home from work. Mark Schemm first told sheriff's deputies two men broke into the home, tied them up and put bags over their heads while they robbed the house. Schemm said he managed to bite a hole in the bag around his head. He later admitted killing his wife and staging the robbery, saying his wife begged him to kill her because she could not commit suicide, authorities said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
A police officer who responded to a report of people trespassing and swimming naked in an apartment swimming pool was choked repeatedly by a man being arrested, police reported. The officer was not hospitalized, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. Police received a call about 9 p.m. Monday that people were “skinny dipping” and trespassing at Emerald Court Apartments, 4746 NW 23, Nelson said. Two clothed men also were causing problems, the apartment manager told police. A police officer got into a scuffle with a man identified as Gus Aaron Tate, 26, of Oklahoma City, while trying to arrest him, Nelson said. The officer said he was choked repeatedly and was unable to use his radio to call for help, so he pulled his gun and got the man to comply. Tate was jailed on complaints of aggravated assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and trespassing. Also arrested was Dillion George, 21, of Kingfisher, on complaints of trespassing, resisting arrest and public intoxication, Nelson said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Broken Arrow man suspected of kidnapping his wife is being held in the Wagoner County jail without bail, a sheriff's department spokesman said. Jason Lynch, 40, was arrested about 10 a.m. Tuesday without incident on a felony kidnapping warrant after deputies responded to a tip that he was in a park near his wife's residence. The sheriff's spokesman declined to release additional information, saying the incidence is part of an ongoing investigation. The sheriff's office received a hang-up 911 call about 6:30 a.m. Monday and later discovered there was a domestic dispute at the Lynch residence. Lynch reportedly took his wife, Mara Lynch, unwillingly to an unknown location. The victim remained missing for most of Monday but was located about 11:30 p.m. in good condition, the sheriff's spokesman said.
SHEILA STOGSDILL, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN