Licensed gun carrier shoots alleged robbers
A man who is licensed to carry a handgun shot two men who tried to rob him at a Sapulpa motel Friday evening, police said.
The two shooting victims were dropped off at the Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa shortly before 7:30 p.m. by two accomplices in the attempted robbery, police said.
The two men had gunshot wounds to their "lower extremities," Tulsa Police Cpl. Stephen Lamb said.
The wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, but one of the men required surgery, he said.
Sapulpa police determined that the shooting happened at the Economy Inn at 5609 W. Skelly Drive.
- DAVID HARPER, World Staff Writer
Woman, child reportedly assaulted, held captive
COWETA - A Coweta man was jailed Thursday on allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend and held her captive for a week and a half, a Wagoner County deputy said.
Joshua Pool, 24, is accused of physically and sexually assaulting his girlfriend while he held her and her 18-month-old son captive at a residence near Coweta, Capt. Dustin Dorr said.
The woman told deputies that Pool bound her, threatened to kill her and attempted to suffocate her with a pillow, Dorr said. She also reportedly said Pool had thrown her son 10 feet across a room, where he landed on a bed. The boy was not injured.
The woman persuaded Pool to allow her and her son to go outside Thursday morning, and she then sought help, Dorr said.
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office responded after she called them from a neighbor's house.
Pool fled to his mother's house in Coweta, where deputies forced their way into the home with a police dog, Dorr said.
Pool is in the Wagoner County Jail on complaints of sexual assault, domestic assault and battery by strangulation, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor and child abuse.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Multicounty drug sweep nets 13 arrests in state
Law enforcement agencies conducted a multicounty drug sweep Friday morning, resulting in 13 arrests of people in Creek and Payne counties.
A two-month undercover drug sting by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control led to the issuance of 26 arrest warrants for people who are accused of selling drugs to undercover agents, bureau spokesman Mark Woodward said.
The undercover purchases focused on methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription drugs, Woodward said.
The sting was part of the bureau's Mobile Operations Team, which targets drug suspects in specific communities across Oklahoma.
Agents with the team made several buys from alleged dealers in Payne and Creek counties and developed enough evidence to issue arrest warrants this week, Woodward said.
"By arresting 26 individuals in the Cushing and Drumright areas, we will send a message that we will not tolerate drug distributors and their illicit activities," bureau Director Darrell Weaver said in a statement.
Those who are arrested will be booked into the Payne County Jail on complaints of distribution of a controlled substance.
As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, 13 people had been arrested as part of the sting, and one meth lab had been seized.
Cushing and Drumright police departments, as well as the sheriff's offices in Creek and Payne counties, assisted the bureau in Friday's sweep.
- JERRY WOFFORD, World Staff Writer
Muskogee man succumbs to injuries linked to crash
A Muskogee man who was hospitalized after an apparently alcohol-related crash last month has died, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Friday.
Quincy Scott, 38, was admitted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa in critical condition after his Ford Explorer veered off 54th Street and struck a tree on Oct. 23, the OHP reported.
The crash occurred south of Border Street near Muskogee's southwestern city limits about 4:30 p.m. The northbound SUV drove east off the roadway and struck a culvert before overcorrecting and veering off the west side of the road and hitting a tree, the OHP said.
No one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, the patrol reported.
Scott was extricated by Muskogee firefighters and then was taken to St. Francis with a head injury, the report states.
Two child passengers, ages 5 and 7, were treated at Muskogee Regional Medical Center and released.
Scott died Oct. 29.
Troopers reported detecting an odor of alcohol on Scott, and they attributed the crash to speed.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Bartlesville man accused of running over wife
BARTLESVILLE - A Bartlesville man was arrested this week on charges alleging that he ran over his estranged wife with a vehicle.
District Judge Curtis DeLapp set bail at $50,000 for Ernesto Arredondo Fonseca, 32, who was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and leaving the scene of an injury accident after deputies interviewed the woman, who had tire marks across her body.
Arredondo was arrested this week on a warrant that had been issued in August.
The 25-year-old woman, whom deputies interviewed at the Jane Phillips Medical Center emergency room, told authorities that Arredondo backed over her on a gravel road off U.S. 60 about three miles east of Bartlesville early Aug. 3.
She said the tires ran over her, and the exhaust pipe burned her hand, a court affidavit states.
Arredondo drove away, leaving the woman lying on the road, she told deputies.
She was able to walk back to her house in Bartlesville, and authorities were called when she arrived at the hospital.
Deputies reported that she had red scratch marks on her shoulder and grayish 6- to 8-inch-wide tire tread marks on her back.
DeLapp ordered Arredondo to return to court Nov. 30 and to have no contact with the woman.
- LAURA SUMMERS, World Correspondent
Alleged protective order violator shot by neighbor
JAY - A man who apparently violated a protective order was shot by a neighbor Thursday, Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore said.
Carl Hughes, 59, of Eucha was found lying in his neighbor's yard about 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Moore said. He had gunshot wounds in his left arm and two small puncture wounds in his abdomen.
Kirk Edwards, who court records show has had a protective order against Hughes since 2010, called 911 and said Hughes was trying to kick in his door. Edwards told the 911 operator that he shot Hughes, Moore said.
The sheriff said Hughes was intoxicated and uncooperative and threatened law enforcement officers when they tried to assist him with medical treatment.
Hughes was treated at the scene and then flown by helicopter to a Joplin, Mo., hospital.
Moore said no arrests have been made and that the shooting is being classified as self-defense.
Hughes has been charged three times with violating Edwards' protective order and twice with planning or threatening to perform an act of violence, records show.
In March, Hughes pleaded guilty to all the charges and received a one-year suspended sentence, records show. He was also ordered to have no contact with Edwards.
- SHEILA STOGSDILL, World Correspondent