Local, State briefs
BY Staff Reports
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1/30/13 at 10:45 AM
Correction: A Wednesday Tulsa World brief gave an incorrect address for OSU-Tulsa. It is 700 N. Greenwood Ave. The brief has been corrected.
Man accused of killing his grandmother while on PCP
Emergency responders on a medical call early Tuesday detained a man who is suspected of killing his 78-year-old grandmother while he apparently was high on PCP, police said.
First responders from the Tulsa Fire Department were dispatched to the 3200 block of North Wheeling Place at 1:45 a.m. to assist a woman in distress, police Sgt. Dave Walker said.
When firefighters arrived, Antoine Jermaine Jackson, 35, reportedly told them - and later police - that he had killed his grandmother, Arlevia Jackson, according to an arrest report. Detectives have not specified how Arlevia Jackson died but said there was blood at the scene and that her body showed signs of trauma.
Antoine Jackson was "highly agitated and combative" and is alleged to have told responders that he "smoked water," a street name for PCP, and killed his grandmother, the arresting officer wrote.
He tried to flee, but firefighters and medics chased him and held him until police arrived, police Capt. Steve Odom said.
He was treated at OSU Medical Center for an injury to his right thigh before police took him to the Detective Division for questioning. He was then booked into the Tulsa Jail on a complaint of first-degree murder.
Arlevia Jackson's death was the 12th homicide in the city of Tulsa this year.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Suspects in robberies of TU students is arrested
Two men were arrested Tuesday on allegations that they robbed two University of Tulsa students earlier this month.
DeMarco Morris, 20, and Patrick Sisco, 18, both of Tulsa, are believed to have robbed the students on Jan. 18, according to an arrest report.
One of the victims told police that two men ordered him to the ground at gunpoint near the Norman Village campus apartments and stole several belongings, the report says.
The other student was robbed near the campus at 11th Street and Pittsburg Avenue later that night.
Neither student was injured, police said.
Morris ad Sisco were jailed on complaints of robbery with a firearm and second-degree burglary, records show. Sisco is also being held on complaints of knowingly concealing stolen property and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, Tulsa Jail records show.
Bail has been set for Morris at $105,000 and $119,250 for Sisco.
- KENDRICK MARSHALL, World Staff Writer
Fake bomb stunt lands alleged pranksters in jail
A fake bomb prank in downtown Tulsa on Monday has resulted in three arrests.
A woman called the police after a man set down a bag containing what appeared to be a bomb in front of her near Fifth Street and Boston Avenue about 5 p.m., according to a police report.
The woman told police that she ran away and was in fear for her life.
Responding officers encountered Daniel Blake Nix, 22, and Nathan Michael Howe, 21, both of Broken Arrow, in the area and found that they were carrying a black computer bag containing two threaded metal pipes, an empty oil container, some plastic tubing and an audio recorder. They also were carrying video equipment, police said.
"The subjects told police that the bag was used as a part of a prank that they were filming. The prank was to give the bag, with its contents, to an unsuspecting individual (and) then run off, leaving the bag and its contents," the report states.
"The incident was being filmed with the intent of getting a reaction of the subjects and posting it online."
Nix's Facebook page indicates that he had asked for assistance to carry out the prank.
"Call me asap. Downtown prank video need someone to help," a post on his page says.
Nix, Howe and a third man - Logan Sours, 25, of Tulsa - were arrested on complaints of manufacturing, possessing, selling or delivering a simulated bomb.
The three posted $50,000 bond each and were released from the Tulsa Jail on Tuesday.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Stolen checks found on man in Jenks, police say
JENKS - A Jenks man was arrested on drug and stolen property complaints after a Jenks Public Schools campus police officer reported a suspicious man walking on K Place just after midnight Tuesday.
An officer approached Daniel Delgadillo, 19, noticed a strong odor associated with marijuana, and found that he had a large amount of marijuana and four stolen checks, an arrest report says.
Delgadillo is being held on complaints of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school or park and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as four stolen property complaints.
According to the report, Delgadillo admitted that he had marijuana and removed a large bag from his pocket. A pocket scale and the checks were in his pants pocket, the report says.
Delgadillo told police that he had taken the checks - worth more than $8,600 - from mailboxes as he was walking home in the 6100 block of South 33rd West Avenue in Tulsa on the night of Jan. 27, the report says.
He reportedly told police that he didn't have a steady income and was looking for money.
The campus police officer had reported a "suspicious male subject" because Delgadillo was constantly looking over his shoulder at the officer, the report says.
- SUSAN HYLTON, World Staff Writer
Financial aid questions answered at OSU-Tulsa
Oklahoma State University-Tulsa's office of scholarships and financial aid is hosting Financial Aid Awareness week through Friday.
Financial aid officers will be on hand to answer questions from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Main Hall Commons. Information on financial aid and scholarships is also available on tables in the North Hall Lobby and Main Hall Commons during the week.
Graduate Student Services will present information on paying for master's and doctoral degrees at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in North Hall Room 106.
Financial Aid 101, a presentation covering the basics of applying for federal and state aid as well as scholarship and tuition waivers, will be held at 3 and 6 p.m. Thursday in North Hall Room 106.
A $250 tuition waiver will be awarded at each of the Financial Aid 101 presentations and at the Graduate Funding presentation.
The OSU-Tulsa campus is at 700 N. Greenwood Ave. For more about Financial Aid week, call the office of scholarship and financial aid at 918-594-8273 or email email@example.com.
- SARA PLUMMER, World Staff Writer
Search for missing man continues at Grand Lake
GROVE - Grand River Dam Authority police are searching Grand Lake for a Missouri man who has been missing since Sunday, spokesman Justin Alberty said.
Michael Shane Chapman, 40, of Joplin, Mo., is missing. Chapman's boat was recovered near the Sail Boat Bridge area about 4:30 p.m. Monday, he said.
Two GRDA helicopters and boats began searching for Chapman on Monday evening and resumed the search on Tuesday but were forced to briefly suspend the search when storms moved into the Grand Lake area, Alberty said.
The search crews have been combing a 10-square-mile area from Sail Boat Bridge to Patricia Island and the East Bay area, he said.
- SHEILA STOGSDILL, World Correspondent