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July 26th, 2012
The dog days have arrived.
As the month of June closed with a surge in temperatures, the trend continued into July, with Pushmataha County checking in above 100 degrees for the first time on Friday, after several days of near 100-degree highs.
Fridayâ€™s temperature of 103 degrees was the hottest day of the year, so far, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet. Saturday, Antlers reported a high temperature of 101 degrees, with a high on Sunday of Sunday of 97 degrees.
Antlers received a sales tax disbursement of $93,568 in June, an increase over the $90,017 received in June of last year.
Clayton received a sales tax disbursement of $23,463 last month, an increase over the $22,313 received in June of last year.
Rattan received $3,660 in sales tax last month, an increase over the $2,054 received in June of 2011.
Pushmataha County received $100,817 in county sales tax last month, down from the $111,305 received in June of last year.
Pushmataha County Deputies were forced to wrestle an Antlers man to the ground in order to place him into custody after resisting arrest following a traffic stop on â€śEâ€ť Street in Antlers last Wednesday, July 11th.
County Deputy Shawn Culver and Deputy Russell Bailey were traveling south on N.E. â€śEâ€ť Street when he noticed a blue Ford Explorer that was also heading south but was in the opposite lane. When the deputy caught up to the vehicle he activated his lights and the vehicle came to a stop.
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 itâ€™s 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 itâ€™s 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 â€śstalkingâ€ť 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.