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July 19th, 2012
The recent passing of a Pushmataha County resident has deeply impacted many in the community and throughout the county. Roy Earl Jackson was a very active citizen who loved this county, country and the people in it.
Roy served his community by being a member of the Antlers City Council for 24 years (since 1988) and he also served as the Mayor of Antlers for 19 years. Not only was he a civil servant, he was also a small business owner in our community. He was the owner of Jackson Motors, a staple business in Antlers for many years.
After the driver of a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer fell asleep at the wheel, six were thrown from the vehicle after it rolled once and came to rest on itâs wheels.
The driver, Jelena Cureington, a 33 year-old, white female from Tulsa, departed the roadway to the left into the median, over corrected causing the vehicle to depart the roadway to the right where the vehicle rolled once and came to rest on itâs wheels. With the exception of the driver and two passengers, all of the others were ejected from the vehicle in various directions and distances.
On July 2, 2012, Bryan Ross Council, a 27 year old male from Antlers, was charged with Burglary in the first degree, Aggravated assault and battery, two counts of Assault with a dangerous weapon and Domestic assault and battery by strangulation.
On June 30, 2012, Council broke into an Antlers residence being occupied by Terri Bridges. According to reports, Council forcibly entered the front door by kicking it in without the permission of Bridges.
Council also assaulted Bridges with a claw hook weapon and strangled her with his hands in an attempt to cause her great bodily harm.
On July 3, 2012, a search warrant was served on the residence of Howard Harty, a 70 year old white male of Ringold, by Drug Task Force Officer B.J. Hedgecock and Pushmataha County Sheriff Deputies John Arthur and Culver. When officers entered the residence no subjects were present in the residence.
On June 17, 2012, during the early morning hours, the personal vehicle of Antlers Police Officer Stewart Stanfield was found with the rear portion of the vehicle burned. On June 19, 2012, Antlers Chief of Police, Dewayne Morgan, requested OSBI assistance into this matter.
On June 29, 2012, OSBI Agent Steven Carter interviewed Jim Preston Rosson. During the interview Rosson stated that on June 16, 2012, he was approached by an Antlers Police Officer about âstalkingâ a female at the Antlers Street Dance. Rosson stated he was angry due to the way he was treated by the officers.
On June 26, 2012, Pushmataha County Deputy Polly Culver, along with other Deputies an the OSBI, conducted a search warrant at a residence located in the Rattan Mobile Park in Rattan. This residence is currently occupied by Natasha Cathey.
Upon entering the residence, Cathey was standing in an area between the living room and kitchen next to a bar area. Cathey was asked to leave the residence while it was being searched. When the residence was searched, a small clear plastic baggie with a white powdery substance inside of it, was found on the bar area near where Cathey was standing.
On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, an injury collision occurred at approximately 3:25 p.m. on HWY 271 about .5 miles south of Antlers in Pushmataha County.
A 2008 Mazda Tribute, being driven by Patsy R. Brittingham of Moyers, was traveling north on HWY 271 when the vehicle departed the roadway to the left, struck a small embankment, went airborne and landed on a county road.
Patsy Brittingham, a 69 year old female, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa with head, trunk internal and external, arm and leg injuries. She was listed in serious condition.
On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 supporters, volunteers and local officials gathered together at the Antlers Public Library to help Director Patti Lehman celebrate receiving a very large check, in size and amount, from State FarmÂź.
The Antlers Farmer's Market is once again open and ready for business. The Farmerâs Market is open for operation every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. It is located across the street from The Convenience Center in Antlers.
Until the end of August, they are running a special to encourage farmers and gardeners to come out and sell their produce for profit.
âIf you over planted, your plants produced more then you expected or you just want to make some extra cash, why not sell at the Farmerâs Market?,â said Shawn Long with PDI.
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) announced today the results of its annual inspection of tobacco outlets to measure compliance with laws restricting underage tobacco sales. This yearâs compliance rate of 6.8 percent is the lowest ever for the state.