Convicted murderer in fatal stabbing arrested in another alleged assault
BY LAURA SUMMERS World Correspondent
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
BARTLESVILLE — A 50-year-old convicted murderer who was released early from prison is again behind bars in Washington County jail after his arrest for allegedly assaulting a Bartlesville man.
Richard Allen Muldoon, of Bartlesville, is charged in Washington County District Court with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon following a Friday altercation.
District Judge Curtis DeLapp set a $100,000 bond for Muldoon, who was released from prison in 2012 after serving 23 years of a 50-year prison sentence.
Bartlesville police were called around 8:54 a.m. Friday to a residence in the 1200 Block of Macklyn Lane where they found Muldoon and the victim in the front yard, a court affidavit stated. The victim had injuries and blood on both hands, the affidavit stated.
Muldoon had a knife in his hand when the victim arrived at the home that morning and he raised it “in a threatening manner” toward the victim asking “How much Indian are you,” the affidavit stated.
Muldoon and the other man struggled over the knife, which led to the victim being injured, the affidavit stated. The victim took two knives and a whiskey bottle from Muldoon, the affidavit stated.
Muldoon was released in June from prison where he had been serving since 1989 on a second-degree murder conviction.
Originally, Muldoon was charged with first-degree murder in the August 1988 slaying of Charles Stewart Moss, 43. However, in March 1989 he plead guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder in the slaying of Moss — a Bartlesville man who was stabbed four times in the chest and pronounced dead at Jane Phillips Hospital.
Muldoon also has previous convictions in Washington County on a 1983 charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle and 1986 charges of burglary and drug possession.
Richard Allen Muldoon