Local, State Briefs
BY Staff and Oklahoman Reports
Saturday, October 27, 2012
10/27/12 at 2:59 AM
Man jailed in assault case; partial ear found in pocket
Law enforcement officers found a piece of a woman's ear in a man's pocket after they responded to a domestic assault call early Friday.
Joseph Sidney Hall Jr., 24, is accused of assaulting a woman in his residence at the Braden Creek Apartments, 4801 S. Braden Ave., jail records show.
An injured woman flagged down a patrol officer at the complex about 1:15 a.m. She told police that Hall, who she said is the father of her child, had assaulted her and held her against her will, according to Hall's arrest report.
The woman had bruises to her face, head, torso, arms and legs, as well as bite marks, broken ribs and a collapsed lung, the report states.
As Hall was being booked into the Tulsa Jail, officers reportedly recovered from his pocket a piece of the woman's ear that had been torn or cut off.
Officers also recovered clumps of hair that matched the victim's hair and found blood stains in Hall's apartment, police said.
Hall is jailed without bail on complaints of domestic assault and battery, kidnapping, maiming and obstruction.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Man whose ID was left at bank during holdup jailed
A man whose identification was left behind during a bank robbery Thursday was arrested Friday.
Lawrence Bradford, 39, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a robbery complaint in connection with a heist that occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bank of Oklahoma branch in the Food Pyramid at 71st Street and Garnett Road, his arrest report states.
When the robber demanded money, a teller told him to fill out a bank slip and present a form of identification, the arrest report says.
The document says the robber partially filled out the slip and on the reverse side of it wrote "Don't Say Nothing." The robber implied that he would pull out a weapon if the teller did not hand over money promptly.
The robber left with an undisclosed sum of money but left behind the note and an Oklahoma identification card bearing Bradford's name, according to the arrest report.
The document says police found Bradford - whose first name is spelled Lawrance on some documents - about 10 a.m. Friday at the Day Center for the Homeless, 415 W. Archer St., and arrested him.
He remained in the Tulsa Jail on Friday evening, according to the jail's website.
- DAVID HARPER, World Staff Writer
Motorcyclist killed in Tulsa crash is identified
Tulsa police on Friday released the name of a motorcyclist who was killed Thursday in a collision on Southwest Boulevard.
Dustin Scott Rummans' motorcycle was struck by a Ford Fusion that was turning left out of the Goodwill Industries parking lot at 2800 Southwest Blvd. just after 5 p.m., police said Thursday.
Rummans, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Tulsa's Flintco chosen to build new dorm at OSU
MUSKOGEE - Oklahoma State University is one step closer to beginning work on a new dormitory in Stillwater.
The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges held its monthly meeting Friday at Connors State College's Muskogee campus.
The board selected Tulsa-based Flintco to serve as the university's construction manager for the design and construction of a new residence hall. The building will be on the northwest corner of the OSU campus along Hall of Fame Avenue.
OSU officials expect the building to house 800 to 900 students. It will replace Kerr-Drummond Hall, a 46-year-old, 1,100-bed dormitory that is scheduled for demolition.
University officials have said they don't plan to tear down Kerr-Drummond until 2015 or later to allow time for the construction of the new dormitory.
After a review, OSU officials determined that the 12-story, two-tower building had outlasted its 40-year life plan.
They have said maintaining the building would require overhauling all of its major systems, including plumbing, heating and air conditioning.
- SILAS ALLEN, The Oklahoman