Local, Area Briefs
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
9/25/12 at 2:55 AM
Woman accused of pepper-spraying children in car
GLENPOOL - A woman was arrested Sunday after another woman recorded her spraying pepper spray into a car that had two infants inside, according to Glenpool police.
Officers arrested Amber Marie Baker, 23, following a disturbance outside an apartment, jail records show.
A woman, her fiancé and their two children, ages 6 months and 1 year, were getting into a car when Baker reportedly approached them about a previous argument, according to Baker's arrest report.
After a scuffle between the children's mother and Baker, Baker dispersed pepper spray into the car, "inadvertently" spraying the two children, the arresting officer wrote. The mother used her cellphone camera to record the assault.
The babies were crying, had mucus running from their noses and had orange dye from the pepper spray on their clothes, the report says. They were treated by medics at the scene.
Baker was arrested Sunday evening on a complaint of assault with a dangerous weapon. She posted $10,000 bond and was released from the Tulsa Jail on Sunday night.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Suspect in Creek County wildfire arson still sought
SAPULPA - Creek County authorities continue to search for a rural Bristow man after he was charged five days ago in connection with the devastating wildfires that burned 58,500 acres, destroyed 376 homes and left hundreds of people homeless last month.
Undersheriff John Davis said Monday that authorities do not believe that Billy Cloud has left the state but think he could be with relatives or friends.
Cloud, 36, is charged with third-degree arson, a felony.
Firefighters battled the blaze, which started Aug. 2, for more than a week during an intense drought and extreme triple-digit temperatures.
Alternatively, Cloud is charged with unlawful burning of grass and woodlands during a burn ban.
The burn ban violation, a felony, would carry a penalty of up to three years in prison.
The arson charge requires that maliciousness be shown and has a penalty of up to 10 years.
- SUSAN HYLTON, World Staff Writer
Names of two men killed in crashes are released
A Red Oak man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover wreck Monday, the same day authorities released the identity of a pedestrian who was killed when he was hit by a car Friday night.
Dead are Edwin Wilson, 50, of Red Oak and Thomas Winslow, 63. Winslow's town was not available.
Wilson was driving a tractor-trailer rig west on High Bridge Road in Latimer County when the truck veered off the roadway about 3:35 p.m. Monday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Troopers said the truck went into a ditch and rolled 1 1/2 times, landing on its top.
Wilson, who troopers said was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Winslow was pronounced dead Friday night after he was struck while walking on the south side of Oklahoma 20 near Standstone Drive in Rogers County, the OHP reported.
Angela Butler, 39 of Claremore, was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix west when she hit Wilson about 9:20 p.m., according to the OHP. Troopers said she was not was not injured.
Troopers attributed the crash to the pedestrian's actions.
- KENDRICK MARSHALL, World Staff Writer
Drug Take-Back Day scheduled in Owasso
OWASSO - The Owasso Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., people can dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the Owasso Police Department, 111 N. Main St.
The service is free and anonymous.
- FROM STAFF REPORTS
Man sentenced for theft, arson on tribal land
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge has handed a six-year prison term to a Tonkawa man who was accused of theft and causing a fire that destroyed a duplex on tribal land.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday that 20-year-old Kyle Enloe also was ordered to serve five years of supervised release and to pay $181,906 in restitution.
Enloe was accused of breaking into a duplex owned by the Housing Authority of the Tonkawa Tribe, stealing gold coins and other items and then intentionally setting fire to a motorcycle on the porch. The fire destroyed the duplex, but the family inside escaped injury, prosecutors said.
- FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS