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BY Staff Reports
Thursday, February 14, 2013
2/14/13 at 3:17 AM
Sex-crimes felon faces new counts involving girl
A previously convicted sex offender was charged Tuesday with two counts of child sexual abuse.
Marty Perry Brooks, 49, of Broken Arrow is accused of sexual contact with a girl who was between 9 and 11 in late 2011 or early 2012, court filings show.
LaChelle Victoria Brooks, 29, of Bixby is charged with permitting child sexual abuse.
Marty Brooks served nearly 10 years in prison after rape convictions in Creek and Okmulgee counties in 1991 and 1992. He also was convicted of forcible sodomy, rape by instrumentation, arson, first-degree burglary and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
He was released from prison in 2003 and was to be on probation until October.
A judge issued arrest warrants for the Brookses on Tuesday.
Marty Brooks is white with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. LaChelle Brooks is white with brown hair and hazel eyes. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.
Anyone with information on Marty or LaChelle Brooks' whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS, online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers or via text message at CRIMES.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Hearing for teen murder suspect delayed a month
A preliminary hearing for a 14-year-old Jenks boy who is charged with murder has been delayed a month.
The hearing for Joshua Scott Mooney had been scheduled for Thursday. The hearing is now set for March 13.
Mooney, who turns 15 in April, was charged as an adult Jan. 3 in Tulsa County District Court with first-degree murder and second-degree burglary.
An eighth-grader at Jenks Middle School, he was arrested Dec. 18 in the fatal shooting of Mary Escue, 47, of Reno, Nev. Mooney is being held without bail.
Escue was shot when she interrupted a burglary at her parents' Jenks home Dec. 17, reports indicate.
Mooney's lawyer has applied to have the case transferred to juvenile court.
- From Staff Reports
Bixby woman is arrested on kidnapping complaint
A woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with the abduction of a 4-year-old Bixby boy Monday.
Natasha Hoch, 31, of Bixby was arrested on kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny from a house complaints.
The Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert on Monday after Justin Poindexter was taken from a residence in the 11000 block of South 87th East Avenue about 4 p.m.
According to Hoch's arrest report, Bixby police officers responding to a possible burglary at the home were told that a child was missing.
Justin's father, Joshua Andre, told police that after he returned home from work, he noticed that his 2001 Honda Civic was missing and the garage had been ransacked, the report said. He also told police that Justin and Hoch, his roommate and babysitter, were gone.
Hoch was arrested in Tulsa about 9 p.m. after authorities received a tip from a woman who was with Hoch and Justin in Andre's vehicle and heard the Amber Alert on the radio, the report said.
Justin was taken into protective custody. Hoch is in the Tulsa Jail with bail set at $32,500.
- KENDRICK MARSHALL, World Staff Writer
3 people charged with robbing two TU students
Prosecutors on Tuesday charged three people with robbing two University of Tulsa students in January.
DeMarco Shea Morris, Patrick Dewayne Sisco and Camilla Robinson were charged with two counts each of armed robbery, Tulsa County District Court filings show.
They are accused of robbing one man near TU's Norman Village apartments and another near 11th Street and Pittsburg Avenue, police said previously.
The victims' backpacks and wallets were taken, reports show.
Robinson, 18, of Broken Arrow also is accused of using a stolen credit or debit card at the Walmart at 6625 S. Memorial Drive the day of the robberies.
Morris, 20, and Sisco, 18, both of Tulsa, also face charges of knowingly concealing or receiving stolen property.
Sisco alone is charged with possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony and unlawful possession of a controlled drug.
The men are in the Tulsa Jail. Robinson is not in custody.
A judge deferred sentencing for three years for Morris after he pleaded guilty to three counts of knowingly concealing stolen property in July.
Sisco pleaded guilty and Morris pleaded no contest to eight counts of second-degree burglary in Rogers County last year. Morris' sentence was suspended, and sentencing was deferred for Sisco.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Former Quapaw official sentenced in theft case
A former chief financial officer of the Quapaw Casino in Miami, Okla., was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Tulsa to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to embezzling from the casino.
Lori Lynn Beaty, 37, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan to pay $9,615.25 in restitution.
Beaty pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to a charge filed Sept. 28 by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa which alleged that she embezzled funds from the casino on a "recurring basis" from March 2007 until April 2011.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Shannon Cozzoni told the court in November that Beaty had told tribal officials that she used a tribal account to pay a credit card bill.
Cozzoni said Beaty's disclosure prompted an internal audit, which led tribal authorities to discover the scope of her conduct.
Cozzoni told the court Wednesday that the tribe considers Beaty's crime the "ultimate betrayal." Yet the prosecution did not object to a defense request for probation instead of a prison term that could have been as long as six months.
Eagan told Beaty that the crime was a "terrible waste of a career for such a small amount of money."
Beaty could face as much as 20 years in prison if her probation is revoked.
- DAVID HARPER, World staff Writer