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July 13th, 2012

Antlers man faces 5 felony charges

July 13, 2012

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.

Officers seize over 65 marijuana plants

July 13, 2012

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.

July 5th

Arson of cop’s car ends in confession

July 5, 2012

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 “stalking” a female at the Antlers Street Dance. Rosson stated he was angry due to the way he was treated by the officers.

Motion to deny bond requested in result to CDS charges

July 5, 2012

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.

Two listed in serious condition after vehicle went airborne

July 5, 2012

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.

June 28th

Library presented $25,000 to make a difference

June 28, 2012

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 Farm®.

Farmer's Market welcomes sellers

June 28, 2012

The Antlers Farmer's Market is once again open and ready for business. The Farmer’s 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.

“If you over planted, your plants produced more then you expected or you just want to make some extra cash, why not sell at the Farmer’s Market?,” said Shawn Long with PDI.

State’s compliance rate for underage tobacco sales drop

June 28, 2012

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 year’s compliance rate of 6.8 percent is the lowest ever for the state.

Rattan Fire Department wins 4th time

June 28, 2012

On June 2nd, 2012, the Rattan Fire Department won the Choctaw County Fire Fighters Challenge in Hugo. This is their fourth consecutive win. Pictured are: Front Row (L to R) Morgan Bond, Heather Bailey, Destinie Bergstrom, Charlotte Eubanks; Back Row (L to R): Dewayne Pedworth, Chief Tim Eubanks, Kody Bailey, Cody “Dangerous” King, Casey Bengstrom and Mike “Homie” Harmon.

June 21st

Local Business Owner Receives 2012 Entrepreneurial Success Award

June 21, 2012

Darren Couch, owner of Elite Construction & Fabrication located in Antlers, was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Oklahoma Entrepreneurial Success Award.

This award is presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration and recognizes business leaders in the community who began as a small business and later developed into a larger business. Such growth equates to more jobs and an improved local economy.

 

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