Local, Area Briefs
BY Staff Reports
Monday, February 18, 2013
2/18/13 at 2:56 AM
Tulsa man arrested after girl, 12, is solicited online
CLAREMORE - A Tulsa County man accused of using Facebook to lure a 12-year-old girl into a meeting for a sexual encounter is free on $25,000 bail, the Rogers County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Sunday.
Jeffrey Adam Riggs, 29, of Tulsa was picked up Friday evening on an outstanding warrant of soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology.
A felony charge was filed in Rogers County District Court.
The child alerted her mother after a man tried to befriend her on Facebook, according to a prepared statement released by District Attorney Janice Steidley's office.
The mother posed as her daughter and notified Verdigris Police Department when the man tried to arrange to meet the girl for sex, Stiedley said.
- SHEILA STOGSDILL, World Correspondent
Sand Springs to brand its commercial districts
SAND SPRINGS - City leaders are seeking public input on the selection of unique names for some of the city's commercial districts in an effort to draw visitors.
City Manager Rocky Rogers said most of the branded districts will be centered around downtown and Sand Springs proper, and that there would probably be one in the Prattville community as well.
A community development workshop will be 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Case Community Center, 1050 W. Wekiwa Rd., to start the discussion.
Some ideas suggested have been focused on the city's ties to glass manufacturing and steel as well as an old dairy, Rogers said.
- SUSAN HYLTON, World Staff Writer
Ex-BA man's parents on TV show to discuss death
The parents of a former Broken Arrow man whose death in Florida remains unsolved will appear on the "Dr. Phil" show on Monday, according to the show's website.
Alex Teehee, 20, died after being struck by a vehicle in 2008 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Ralph "Rob" Loosman Jr., now 23, was arrested in March 2010 and charged in connection with Teehee's death. Charges were dropped in 2010 after two key witnesses disappeared.
Loosman, his mother and sister also will be on the show, the "Dr. Phil" website says.
A website, "Justice for Alex Teehee," has since been created.
Teehee's father, Tab Teehee, said Sunday that the family spent many years in Broken Arrow before moving to Florida, and still has family in the Tulsa area.
"We're hoping that this (TV appearance) will generate some interest in the case," Teehee said by telephone. "We're still looking for answers from the criminal justice system."
The show will air at 4 p.m. on KOTV-Channel 6.
- FROM STAFF REPORTS