CRIME & SAFETY
Cushing man accused of possessing stolen van & burglarizing car
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man accused of possessing a van stolen from Grand Lakes Mental Health in Stillwater and also burglarizing a car in Cushing has been ordered to appear in court on Jan. 3, 2024, for a preliminary hearing. Justin Farish Howard, 20, who was arrested on...
Kimberly Coates 53, a third-grade teacher, arrested for being intoxicated at school
Kimberly Coates, 53, was charged with one count of public intoxication in connection with an incident that occurred on Thursday, August 17 in Perkins, Oklahoma. Later on in the day during the first day of class, staff members observed the Coates acting strangely and suspected that she was under the influence of alcohol. At that point they contacted the authorities. When confronted, Coates initially disputed drinking any alcohol; however, a breathalyzer test revealed that she was over three times the legal limit for intoxication.
Police Seek Hit and Run Driver After Woman Dies in Stillwater
In a tragic hit-and-run incident, a Stillwater woman loses her life. State troopers are now on the hunt for a late 1990s, green, Chevy Silverado. Tune in to learn more about this ongoing investigation and the search for the elusive driver.
Texan gets 2-year prison term for financially exploiting elderly relative in Stillwater
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 40-year-old man, who is serving a five-year prison term in Texas for violating a protective order there, has been given two concurrent two-year prison terms for illegally obtaining by theft a total of $20,500 from personal and business checks from an elderly relative in rural Stillwater and depositing the funds into his personal bank account in a case investigated by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Secrest.
Perkins woman gets 4-year prison term for child’s death in SH 33 crash
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Perkins mother convicted of first-degree manslaughter by driving under suspension during a fatal crash on Highway 33 at Fairgrounds Road that killed her 9-year-old stepson has been given a jury-recommended four-year prison term by Payne County Associate District Judge Michael Kulling. Sarah Elizabeth Davidson, 32,...
Bodycam Footage Released: Oklahoma State Football Player Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
OSU starting safety, senior Trey Allen Rucker was arrested by Stillwater Police for suspected DUI and a suspended license. Stillwater police has provided the body camera footage from Rucker's arrest. Rucker was arrested just after 9 a.m. Sunday morning, about 12 hours after Oklahoma State’s game wrapped up in Iowa....
Stillwater police search for suspect who tried to rob store, assaulted employee
STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater police are searching for a suspect who tried to rob a Dollar General store and assaulted an employee in the process. Police said he might have been armed. "He was also wearing a surgical mask, and it looked like a green Adidas ball cap with...
1 Dead In Payne County Fatal Crash
A 20-year-old man is dead following a deadly motorcycle crash near Glencoe in Payne County. Troopers say the man drove the motorcycle off the road for an unknown reason before striking a tree. The man was transported to a Tulsa-area hospital where he later died.
Cushing ex-con admits trafficking methamphetamine
(Stillwater, Okla.) — An ex-convict from Cushing, who remains jailed on $250,000 bail, avoided a jury trial today by pleading guilty on Friday to trafficking $11,500 worth of methamphetamine in Stillwater — eight months after he was released from prison. Due to his criminal record, Danny Joe Hopkins...
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Hunts for Old Chevy Silverado in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) is looking for an old model Chevy Silverado, believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run occurrence. The unfortunate incident happened on Highway One, just north of Stillwater last Wednesday afternoon, killing a cyclist.
Cushing man gets probation in arson case
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 35-year-old Cushing man, who admitted he tried to set fire to his residence in the 1200 block of E. Cherry Street, has been placed on 10 years’ probation with conditions including having a substance abuse evaluation, undergoing any recommended follow-up treatment, having random drug tests, taking an anger management course, doing 80 hours of community service and paying $1,560 in assessments along with court costs.
Weekly Safety Report: Hit and Run, Drunk Driving, and Fatal Crashes Hit Stillwater
The incidents in Stillwater, Oklahoma this week include a hit and run that resulted in the death of a cyclist, a fatal head-on crash caused by a drunk driver, and a deadly crash involving a driver under the influence. These incidents highlight the importance of road safety and the consequences of impaired driving.
Weekly Safety Report: Prison Term for Fatal Overdose, Missing Man's Body Found, and Fatal Beating in Payne County, Oklahoma
This week in Payne County, Oklahoma, there were three incidents that occurred. These incidents include a man receiving a 10-year prison term for providing heroin to his girlfriend, resulting in her fatal overdose, the discovery of a missing man's body prompting a murder investigation, and a man accused of fatally beating his older brother during an argument.
Stillwater woman killed in hit and run accident
STILLWATER — Authorities are investigating a deadly hit and run accident that occurred at 8:56 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 177 south of Burris Road, north of Stillwater in Payne County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol report that Ashley S. Taylor, 37, Stillwater was traveling north on U.S. 177 when she...
Woman on E-bike killed in Payne County crash
A Stillwater woman on an electric bicycle was struck and killed Wednesday night.
Cushing man admits stolen car possession
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man, who was arrested 11 days after reportedly crashing a stolen 2014 Honda and attempting to elude a sheriff’s deputy from McElroy and Fairgrounds Road to Lakeview and Fairgrounds Road in rural Stillwater while possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty to that four-count charge Tuesday.
Tryon ex-police chief admits embezzlement
(Chandler, Okla.) — Former Tryon Police Chief Jered Dewayne Prickett, 48, who admitted embezzling and misappropriating town funds between Jan. 1, 2013, and May 13, 2019, has been placed on five years’ probation with an order to pay $54,787.50 in restitution to the Lincoln County town, court records show.
OHP investigating fatality accident on U.S. 177 near Morrison
MORRISON —The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that troopers are investigating a fatality accident that occurred at 7:20 p.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. 177 and County Road Harvest, three miles south and three miles west of Morrison in Noble County. Troopers report that the accident involves a white...