Local, State briefs
BY Staff Reports
Saturday, December 01, 2012
12/01/12 at 3:20 AM
Suspect arrested in fatal Broken Arrow hit-and-run
A Tulsa man was jailed Friday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision that happened in October in Broken Arrow.
Joe Neal Brisco, whose last name appears as Briscoe in jail records, was charged Wednesday with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal collision, court records show.
Police were called about 10:40 p.m. Oct. 10 to investigate a report that a bicyclist was lying on the side of New Orleans Street (101st Street) between 177th and 193rd east avenues.
Earl Eugene Teske, 71, of Broken Arrow died at the scene.
Police believe that he was riding east when he was struck by Brisco's 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, which they believe then fled.
Brisco's bail is set at $20,000.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Vinita doctor won't stand trial in patient's OD death
VINITA - Not enough evidence ties a physician to a patient's prescription drug overdose to make the doctor stand trial in connection with the patient's death, a Craig County judge has ruled.
Dr. Mickey Ray Tyrrell, 40, of Vinita was charged in July with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Tammy Dawn Daniels, 35, of Vinita.
After a six-hour preliminary hearing Thursday, Special Judge Rebecca Gore ruled that Tyrrell should not stand trial, a prosecutor said Friday.
Assistant District Attorney Marny Hill said a decision on whether to appeal will be made before Tuesday.
Robert Rush, Tyrrell's lawyer, didn't return calls seeking comment.
Daniels died Sept. 5, 2009, from acute combined drug toxicity from forms of the painkiller Demerol, according to the state Medical Examiner's Office. Tyrrell, who works at Green Country Family Medicine in Vinita, had been treating Daniels for four years for interstitial cystitis for an irritated bladder.
Between July 7 and Sept. 2, 2009, he prescribed more than 630 50-mg Demerol pills to Daniels, court records state.
The Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision suspended Tyrrell for 30 days and fined him $25,000. The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, which licenses physicians to dispense controlled drugs, fined Tyrrell $8,000 and suspended his license for 30 days.
- Sheila Stogsdill, World Correspondent
Rifle spotted near Tulsa bank spurs police response
A man carrying a rifle caused a stir near a Tulsa bank Friday.
Tulsa County sheriff's deputies and Tulsa police officers responded shortly before 1 p.m. after receiving a report about a man with a rifle in the vicinity of the Spirit Bank at 4815 S. Harvard Ave., Sheriff's Office Cpl. Jay Estes said.
The man was apparently was in the area to visit a private office near the bank to discuss selling the rifle, Estes said.
"It was a gun transaction that was handled poorly," he said.
No one was arrested, Estes said.
- David Harper, World Staff Writer
Officials issue Silver Alert for missing BA man
BROKEN ARROW - A Silver Alert was issued Friday night for a man who is believed to have dementia.
David E. Kern, 74, did not arrive at his expected destination on Friday and is thought to be in danger, police said.
Kern is white and was last seen wearing a navy blue sweatshirt and sweatpants. He is believed to be driving a silver 2004 Toyota Avalon with Oklahoma license plate 270-EXT.
He may have a "chow mix" dog named Bear with him.
Anyone with information about Kern's whereabouts is asked to call Broken Arrow police at 918-259-8400.
- David Harper, World Staff Writer