BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
12/04/12 at 2:54 AM
Manslaughter charged in Tulsa boy's 2011 death
A Tulsa man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after a fatal auto-pedestrian accident involving an 11-year-old boy last year.
Adrian Hardridge Jr. was hospitalized and later died after he was hit by a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria while riding a skateboard on Union Place near 47th Street on the night of Oct. 29, 2011, the Tulsa World previously reported.
Prosecutors charged Abraham McDavid, 31, with first-degree vehicular manslaughter on Nov. 26, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, court records show.
He was jailed Sunday.
Police said McDavid was driving with a suspended license.
McDavid's bond, which includes outstanding court costs from a 2006 drug and weapons case, is $18,712.
Blaze drives 3 from home; heater could be cause
Three people were displaced by a house fire Monday morning.
Fire crews arrived in the 300 block of East Xyler Street around 7:15 a.m. to find flames and smoke showing from an area of the home's roof near a converted garage, said District Chief Bennie Herring.
Three people inside the home were exiting when firefighters arrived. They were not injured.
The fire appeared to be accidental, but an investigator was dispatched to determine the cause and the extent of the damage to the home.
Herring said a heater near combustibles in an area of the home used for storage could have sparked the blaze.
The fire department contacted the Tulsa chapter of the American Red Cross to assist the residents with lodging and other needs.
Sand Springs man charged with possessing child porn
Tulsa County sheriff's deputies on Sunday arrested a Sand Springs man accused of possessing more than 100 images of child pornography.
Authorities were contacted by a computer repair technician who reportedly found images and videos of children engaged in sex acts on James Marvin Bowen's computer in February, said Sgt. Eric Kitch.
Investigators requested and received a search warrant for Bowen's computer, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation subsequently uncovered more than 100 files of pornography involving children, Kitch said.
Bowen, 68, was arrested and released on a $20,000 bond Sunday morning.
Tulsa police seek man for alleged domestic assault
Tulsa police are looking for a man accused of pistol-whipping his girlfriend in late August.
Michael Lamont Walker, 32, was charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon Nov. 27, court filings show.
He was named the Tulsa Police Department's latest "Most Wanted" fugitive Monday.
Walker has been named in eight felony cases since 2001 and has pleaded guilty to charges including drug possession, possessing or uttering counterfeit currency, and false personation.
He was released from prison in February 2011 after serving three years for his second drug possession offense.
Sentencing was suspended for seven years after he pleaded guilty in a false personation case, which was to be reviewed next year.
Police described Walker as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Walker's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677 or submit a tip online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers.
Tulsa firefighters Capt. Gerald Edwards (left), Anthony Payne and Alan Hancock examine the damage from a Monday morning house fire in the 300 block of East Xyler Street. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World