Shooting suspect arrested after threats to girlfriend, her daughters
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A man charged in a recent shooting was arrested Monday on two complaints of pointing a deadly weapon.
Patrick Lewis Franklin, 47, was arrested at St. John Medical Center after he was treated for a gunshot wound suffered Nov. 10, according to his arrest report.
Franklin is accused of threatening his girlfriend and her children at two locations Nov. 10.
Witnesses told police he brandished a firearm and said he would kill his girlfriend and her daughters, the arresting officer wrote.
At the McKinley Apartments, 6618 E. Latimer Place, he is accused of firing a gun at one of his girlfriend’s daughters. She fled, and he reportedly left in a gold vehicle, according to the report.
A short time later, Franklin was shot in the back at the Towne Square Apartments, 1607 E. Young Place, police said. Franklin identified his shooter but declined to pursue charges, the report states.
Franklin was charged Nov. 8 with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, Tulsa County District Court records show.
Prosecutors say Franklin, who is also known to use the last name Thomas, shot Derrick Dewayne Ross in the torso and hand with a pistol Oct. 16.
Tulsa police said the shooting occurred Sept. 23 at the Protocrat Club 007, 3228 N. Lewis Ave. At least six shots were fired outside of the club around 2:30 a.m.
Investigators were unable to account for the discrepancy between police and court records regarding the date of the incident.
Ross and Franklin were acquainted, but investigators have not been able to determine a motive for the shooting.
Franklin remains at the Tulsa Jail in lieu of $140,204 bond.
He has been named in eight felony cases in Tulsa County since 1992. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery in 2007 and served two years and nine months of a four-year prison sentence.
Franklin pleaded no contest to assault with intent to commit a felony in 1992, a charge that was amended from shooting with intent to kill. He also served nearly seven years in prison after he was convicted of robbery by force or fear in Creek County in 1986.
Patrick Lewis Franklin