Local, State briefs
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, January 03, 2013
1/03/13 at 3:55 AM
Man implies weapon, robs midtown Tulsa bank
A man who implied that he had a weapon robbed a midtown Tulsa bank Wednesday, police said.
The man walked into the IBC Bank at 1951 S. Yale Ave. about 11:40 a.m., approached the teller and demanded cash, police said. He implied that he had a weapon, but none was seen, police said.
The robber received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene on foot, police said.
The man is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, medium height and a thin build.
He was last seen wearing a stocking cap, a gray Oklahoma sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.
Tips also can be submitted online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers or by sending a text message starting with TIP918 to CRIMES.
Tipsters can be anonymous and could receive a reward.
— JERRY WOFFORD, World Staff Writer
Tulsa man is charged in shooting of neighbor
A Tulsa man who is accused of shooting his neighbor was charged Monday in Tulsa County District Court.
James Leroy Sawyer, 36, faces two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Deputies said Sawyer shot his neighbor, Johnny Lee Six, 48, in the hip with a shotgun during a Dec. 17 dispute in the 5400 block of South 65th West Avenue.
Sawyer is not in custody.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Killer freed from prison early accused in assault
BARTLESVILLE - A convicted murderer who was released early from prison is again behind bars after his arrest in connection with a Bartlesville man's assault.
Richard Allen Muldoon, 50, of Bartlesville is charged in Washington County District Court with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He's in the Washington County Jail with bail set at $100,000.
Police were called just before 9 a.m. Friday to a residence where they found Muldoon and the victim in the front yard, a court affidavit states. The victim had injuries and blood on both hands, it says.
Muldoon reportedly had a knife in his hand when the victim arrived at the home that morning and raised it "in a threatening manner," asking the victim, "How much Indian are you?" the affidavit states.
Muldoon and the other man struggled over the knife before the victim took two knives and a whiskey bottle from Muldoon, the affidavit states.
Muldoon was released from prison in June after he served 23 years of a 50-year sentence linked to a second-degree murder conviction in connection with the August 1988 stabbing death of Charles Stewart Moss, 43, of Bartlesville.
Muldoon also has previous Washington County convictions for charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, burglary and drug possession.
— LAURA SUMMERS, World Correspondent
Four injured in Seminole medical helicopter crash
SEMINOLE - Four people - a pilot, two nurses and a paramedic - were injured Wednesday when a Mediflight helicopter made a hard emergency landing in a field shortly after takeoff, officials reported.
The pilot told authorities he thinks the helicopter's engine failed, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph said.
The helicopter's landing gear and rear rotor were damaged in the landing, Randolph said.
All four people on board were taken to Oklahoma City-area hospitals, she said.
The crew was en route to pick up a patient, said Craig Yale, a spokesman for Air Methods, which operates Mediflight.
Air Methods will not release the names of the injured employees. They are all hospitalized and recovering from their injuries, he said.
Randolph said the pilot's leg might be broken.
The pilot had worked for Air Methods for more than 10 years and has more than 10,000 helicopter flight hours, according to Yale.
The helicopter, an EC130, was about 3 years old, he said. It was stationed at the Seminole Municipal Airport and came down northeast of there.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the emergency landing, the OHP reported.
— FROM OKLAHOMAN AND WIRE REPORTS
This man robbed the IBC Bank at 1951 S. Yale Ave. about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday. Courtesy