News http://www.elrenotribune.com/news en Candidates make pitch to be mayor http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/candidates-make-pitch-be-mayor <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Candidates make pitch to be mayor</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/207" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Ray Dyer And Shane Smith">Ray Dyer And S…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:45</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subheader body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Four hopefuls answer various questions during events at Redlands, El Reno Now</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">In-page image(s)</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="http://www.elrenotribune.com/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/Mayor%20forum%20Thursday_0.jpg" aria-label="Link to Article"><img src="/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/styles/large/public/Mayor%20forum%20Thursday_0.jpg?itok=AI8U_v15" width="750" height="499" alt="Mayor Forum at El Reno Now" title="The four candidates for El Reno mayor at Thursday morning’s El Reno Now breakfast, from right, Rita Thompson, Steve Jensen, Kevan Copelin and Mayor Matt White. (Tribune photographer/Ray Dyer)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Two forums featuring the candidates for El Reno mayor drew good crowds last week.</p> <p>“This is a first,” said Juanita Krittenbrink, who served as moderator for the Tuesday night forum sponsored by the El Reno Chamber of Commerce.</p> <p>Krittenbrink was referring to the turnout that filled a lecture hall inside Redlands Community College. She has served as moderator for several years for various candidate forums. She said this was the first time she’s seen a capacity crowd for a mayor’s race.</p> <p>The field is made up of Mayor Matt White, 47, Steve Jensen, 52, Rita Thompson, 62, and Kevan Copelin, 62.</p> <p>White, a developer and businessman, is seeking his fifth term as El Reno mayor.</p> <p>Jensen is part of a family agriculture operation and served for 20 years on the El Reno School Board, while Thompson and Copelin said they are, for the most part, retired.</p> <p>The second forum was held Thursday morning and was hosted by El Reno Now, a community information event that meets monthly and was created by White and El Reno School Superintendent Craig McVay. It also drew a large crowd inside the Public Safety Center on Faith Avenue just off SW 27th St. El Reno charities are supported at each event, with the Thursday forum netting more than $625 for El Reno Blessing Baskets.</p> <p>The two forums differed in format, with the Chamber taking written questions from the audience, while the El Reno Now event featured questions sent to the candidates beforehand.</p> <p>“The candidates are not as important as you all are,” said Copelin at the Chamber event.</p> <p>“The legacy of El Reno is what I’m here for. Someday, my children at the earliest or my grandchildren at the latest will come up to me and say, ‘We are coming to Oklahoma, and we’ve chosen to live in El Reno.’”</p> <p>On Thursday, Copelin said El Reno has made great progress since he returned from living in Texas eight years ago. But he said the town needs to be unified and must set its goals higher. Copelin congratulated White on being named Oklahoma Mayor of the Year by the Oklahoma Municipal League.</p> <p>Then he drew laughs with a follow-up question, “Why did it take 12 years.”</p> <p>Jensen agreed, saying White has worked hard to move El Reno forward, but he said there are those in town who do not feel like they have a voice.</p> <p>He said El Reno’s health-care situation is not where it should be, lamenting that El Reno no longer has a full-service hospital.</p> <p>Jensen said those who “like the status quo” should not vote for him. He then said those who believe “El Reno has not hit its full potential” should support his candidacy.</p> <p>“I’m running, not for title or prestige, but to give back and serve the community,” said Jensen.</p> <p>White said the progress made in the past several years should serve as proof El Reno is moving in the right direction.</p> <p>“We are proud to live and grow in this community,” White said. “I want to remind you of what we’ve done over the past 10 years as a community. We’ve grown together, made changes, and we’re going in the right direction.”</p> <p>White pointed to “record housing permits, new businesses and record sales tax” as well as partnerships he’s helped develop as proof of that positive direction.</p> <p>White said there are some in town who want the mayor to be a “figurehead.”</p> <p>“That’s not me. That's not who I am,” he said. White said he “fights for El Reno” and that won't change if he is re-elected.</p> <p>He said it’s important for elected leaders to keep an eye on management proposals. He cited a proposed city budget increase of “33 percent” made last spring. White argued the budget would hurt the city, saying he feared a slowdown was coming in the oil and gas industry. Council agreed and later adopted a flat budget.</p> <p>Thompson said El Reno needs to work to bring more young people into the process.</p> <p>“I have a heart for the young people because they often have a tough road,” she said.</p> <p>Thompson said if elected, she would be mayor for all of El Reno.</p> <p>Thompson is a longtime El Reno resident. She is the founder of God is Good Inc., a nonprofit that assists in the lives and the plight of young people.</p> <p>Copelin said if elected he would work to change El Reno election laws to bring term limits to the mayor’s position.</p> <p>Jensen said “the best days of El Reno are ahead of us” and said if elected he would be accessible to the citizens.</p> <p>Thompson said she would “roll up her sleeves and get some work done.”</p> <p>White said his record speaks for itself and he has always been available to the public.</p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:45:47 +0000 Ray Dyer And Shane Smith 715 at http://www.elrenotribune.com http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/candidates-make-pitch-be-mayor#comments Public Records - October 9 http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/public-records-october-9 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Public Records - October 9</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/95" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">News Staff</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/09/2019 - 04:35</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><b>LAWSUITS</b></p> <p>Southwestern Bell Telephone Company vs. CDL Electric Company Inc. for $8,109.25 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Southwestern Bell Telephone Company vs. Billy Allison for $1,313.93 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>ARG I OK LLC vs. Katlyn V. McCracken, Lisa M. McCracken and Kenneth M. Weigelt for $3,175.15 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>James Bowersox vs. Michael S. Ramirez for an amount in excess of $75,000 for alleged injuries and damages.</p> <p>Donald James Snider and Vernell Snider vs. Ethan Cordale Williams for an amount in excess of $10,000 for injuries and damages alleged to have occurred during an automobile accident.</p> <p>Shari A. Wolfe vs. Jeffrey P. Nichols for an amount in excess of $75,000 for injuries and damages alleged to have occurred during an automobile accident.</p> <p>Navigator SMS Pipeline LLC vs. Travis D. Jacobs for appointment of commissioners to assess damages and determine compensation.</p> <p>Discover Bank vs. Christopher M. Velarde for $8,575.13 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Credit Acceptance Corporation vs. Edgar Sullivan and Linda Sullivan for $9,081.09 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Tinker Federal Credit Union vs. Travis A. Wolf for $3,999.99 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>MARS Inc. vs. Clint Clayborn for $2,586.57 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Citibank N.A. vs. Caroline S. Beardslee for $3,165.30 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Synchrony Bank vs. Wrendall Abbott for $3,268.39 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Alliance Health Deaconess vs. Carla Pemberton for $8,384.67 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Southwestern Bell Telephone Company vs. Rhino Plumbing LLC for $3,844.59 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>William J. Humble vs. Mary A. Parker for an amount in excess of $75,000 for injuries and damages alleged to have occurred during an automobile accident.</p> <p>Taylor C. Crisp vs. Quality Designed Homes LLC for an amount in excess of $75,000 for alleged actual and consequential damages.</p> <p>Rhonda Steenbergen, Donald Erwin and M.S., a minor child vs. Board of County Commissioners of Canadian County for an amount in excess of $75,000 for alleged actual and consequential damages.</p> <p>Melissa Black vs. Walmart Stores East, LP for an amount in excess of $75,000 for alleged injuries and damages.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:35:50 +0000 News Staff 695 at http://www.elrenotribune.com Voter registration deadline set ahead of Nov. 12 city election http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/voter-registration-deadline-set-ahead-nov-12-city-election <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Voter registration deadline set ahead of Nov. 12 city election</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/95" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">News Staff</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/09/2019 - 04:35</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Friday, Oct. 18 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 12 City of El Reno General Election, said Canadian County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold.</p> <p>Armold said that persons who are U.S. citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.</p> <p>Those who aren’t registered or need to change their registration may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma voter registration application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Friday, Oct. 18. Armold said applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but not until after Nov. 12.</p> <p>The county election board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Armold said any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the county election board office.</p> <p>Oklahoma voter registration application forms are available at the county election board, 200 S. Bickford Ave., and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available at <a href="http://www.elections.ok.gov">www.elections.ok.gov</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:35:50 +0000 News Staff 704 at http://www.elrenotribune.com El Reno remembers http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/el-reno-remembers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">El Reno remembers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/207" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Ray Dyer And Shane Smith">Ray Dyer And S…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/09/2019 - 04:35</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subheader body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Memorial Stadium rededicated to the 44 who paid the ultimate sacrifice</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">In-page image(s)</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="http://www.elrenotribune.com/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/Monument%20uncover%20wide%20shot.jpg" aria-label="Link to Article"><img src="/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/styles/large/public/Monument%20uncover%20wide%20shot.jpg?itok=bJMYuhyo" width="750" height="499" alt="Monument unveiling" title="Brian Rukes, left, and Elliott Robertson pull the tarp off the Memorial Stadium Monument as the crowd gathered for the rededication ceremony looks on at the double-sided tribute to the El Reno students who paid the ultimate price for freedom. (Tribune photographer/Glen Miller)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>No way was Brian Rukes going to allow the Memorial Stadium Monument that was unveiled Friday evening to wait another minute.</p> <p>Unable to reach the top of the memorial to flip the covering off it, Rukes shimmied along a narrow ledge on the front of the impressive structure and reaching as high as he could, flipped the cover over and off the top of the monument.</p> <p>The audience showed its approval with resounding applause.</p> <p>It was an emotional evening for the El Reno High School English teacher. For two years he had been leading his students on a journey to uncover and write about the lives of people who had graduated from EHS. Along the way, one of his students discovered no one really knew how Memorial Stadium got its name. After finding a clipping from the El Reno Tribune published in 1949, the educational journey began to take on a new direction.</p> <p>The story said 38 men from El Reno who died during service in World War II were the genesis for the original dedication. But no one could find a plaque at the stadium that was said to have their names inscribed. It was then learned, again through research, that there were actually 44 men with ties to El Reno schools who deserved to be memorialized.</p> <p>And so, after months of planning, fundraising and prayer, Rukes and his students gathered with several hundred people Friday night to rededicate Memorial Stadium.</p> <p>Brooke Robertson, community outreach director for El Reno Public Schools, emceed the event. Students who researched and wrote about the El Reno 44, as they have come to be known, read each man’s name and the branch of the military in which they served.</p> <p>Lt. Col. Theodore Shanks traveled from Altus Air Force Base to take part in the ceremony.</p> <p>“They say people die twice. The first, when they take their last breath. And the second, when the last person speaks their name for the last time,” Shanks said, addressing the audience.</p> <p>“When you think about the legacy of the men of the 44, you immediately think of the impression they made on the other side of the globe fighting the Great War. They were a unified force for good, fighting for the values that made our nation free.</p> <p>“But there’s another legacy of the 44 left behind. One that was left in a small town in central Oklahoma.</p> <p>“In the 1942 census, El Reno had a population of 10,078 people. That year, and several years before it, El Reno sent its brothers and sisters, hundreds upon hundreds, to fight in harm’s way around the world.</p> <p>“But before they were soldiers, before they were Airmen, before they were Sailors and Marines, they were football quarterbacks. They were farmhands. They were oil field roughnecks and they were college students. They were the sons of El Reno. They were sent to represent our nation thousands of miles away on the other side of the globe. And a little more than four years later, all but 44 of El Reno’s sons would return.”</p> <p>Rukes said El Reno sent more than 1,300 residents to serve during World War II. A legacy, the community remembers, demonstrated by the response to the stadium rededication.</p> <p>“But I would argue there is one final legacy,” Shanks said. “And it’s the legacy that I see in the eyes and the faces of the men and women, young and old, that I see before me. You are that legacy.”</p> <p>School Superintendent Craig McVay said he taught Rukes history when his pupil was in junior high. McVay quipped the roles should have been reversed.</p> <p>El Reno Mayor Matt White praised Rukes for creating an educational experience for his students that will remain with them throughout their lives.</p> <p>Earlier in the day, families of the El Reno 44 were guests at a luncheon inside the Jenks Simmons Annex.</p> <p>Tables with WWII artifacts and memorabilia, especially items related to the 44 were set up for people to browse. Pictures, drawings, clothing and other items were displayed. Family members said they were grateful for the opportunity to remember the 44 in this way.</p> <p>“I think it’s wonderful,” said Shirley Goleski. She is the sister of Luther H. “Buddy” Smith Jr., who died May 20, 1944, as his bomber crashed into another while on the runway.</p> <p>“There aren’t very many of us World War II families left.”</p> <p>Some of Smith’s siblings attended along with a host of other family members. A few of them said they were grateful for Buddy, noting that the crash that claimed his life led to changes making it so bombers had to be 500 yards apart on the runway.</p> <p>Other 44 families had similar feelings of gratitude, both for their deceased soldiers and for the people who put this project together.</p> <p>“It's a really good thing, especially in these times,” said Marcia Sellers, niece of John Richard Matthews.</p> <p>“I appreciate Brian Rukes and all the fine people who put this together. It’s a work of love and dedication.”</p> <p>“This is the neatest thing,” said Marjorie Morgan Kross. Her father, Thomas Morgan, died in a POW camp in the Philippines in 1942.</p> <p>“I think it’s been a long time coming. It’s wonderful that a town like this would make such a big thing out of something so important.”</p> <p>Later at the memorial ceremony, Kross would become emotional as she made a stunning statement. Though the father she had never known was buried in the Philippines, she said this memorial has made things very different in her eyes.</p> <p>“My father came home tonight. He was here, and my grandparents are happy now.”</p> <p>She said that her deceased grandparents can rest easy knowing that her father is remembered. As for his body, Kross said it should remain in the Philippines as a reminder of how many valiant soldiers were killed there.</p> <p>As the Texas Raiders B-17 flew over, people inside Memorial Stadium erupted with applause.</p> <p>It was that kind of evening.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:35:50 +0000 Ray Dyer And Shane Smith 707 at http://www.elrenotribune.com Sheriff says immigration reform needed http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/sheriff-says-immigration-reform-needed <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sheriff says immigration reform needed</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/133" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Terry Groover</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/09/2019 - 04:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">In-page image(s)</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="http://www.elrenotribune.com/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/Chris%20West_FIX%20copy.jpg" aria-label="Link to Article"><img src="/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/styles/large/public/Chris%20West_FIX%20copy.jpg?itok=XMPI0Ev_" width="750" height="499" alt="Canadian County Sheriff Chris West" title="Chris West" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Immigration reform is needed. At least that is what Canadian County Sheriff Chris West told Oklahoma lawmakers in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>West was one of 15 Oklahoma sheriffs who were invited to attend a conference last week sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).</p> <p>The organization covered all of West’s expenses, including airfare and accommodations.</p> <p>The group met with the state’s delegates, including Rep. Frank Lucas and an aide for Rep. Kendra Horn. The trip was an effort to encourage lawmakers to push forward efforts to reform the nation’s immigration laws.</p> <p>“We were there to discuss the need for immigration laws,” West said.</p> <p>The first day of the two-day meeting involved a visit to the south steps of the Capitol where representatives of FAIR discussed what was currently happening with immigration reform. Among those attending were advocates for the victims of crimes committed by those who are in the country illegally.</p> <p>West said those crimes are not limited to border states. There have been at least two violent crimes that have occurred in Canadian County as a result of people in the country illegally.</p> <p>The latest occurred earlier this year when Paige Gomer, a mother from Hinton, was shot and killed while she was a passenger in a vehicle.</p> <p>The suspect, Ramon Hector Martinez Ontiveros, is charged with first-degree murder in Gomer’s March death.</p> <p>According to court records, Martinez Ontiveros is accused of using an AR-15 in an ambush-style attack. Gomer was not the intended target, authorities have said.</p> <p>West said that Martinez Ontiveros had been deported multiple times and continued to return.</p> <p>He is now awaiting trial.</p> <p>The other slaying occurred in 2015, West said.</p> <p>“It is not just a border-state issue. It has permeated the entire country and is impacting the county where I am sheriff,” he said.</p> <p>In addition to meeting with the two Oklahoma lawmakers, West said the group also met members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, as well as officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency, Customs and Border Patrol, Homeland Security, think-tank policy-makers and strategists.</p> <p>On the second day, West said the group had a sit-down with Trump.</p> <p>While immigration reform was the major topic of the visit, West said he also discussed criminal reform, especially related to those who have mental illnesses.</p> <p>“They should be treated like patients instead of criminals,” West said.</p> <p>Often, West said, those with mental illnesses are taken to health centers by deputies who are required to handcuff them. That also traumatizes them.</p> <p>“It is a double-edged sword. It also takes law officers out of their job of public safety,” West said.</p> <p>And it’s not unique to Oklahoma, the sheriff said.</p> <p>“It needs to be seriously looked at,” he said.</p> <p>West has been invited to participate in a tour of the border in November.</p> <p>The tour, which will include about 40 people, will begin at Yuma, Ariz., and will visit four border towns that face the illegal immigration problem every day.</p> <p>West said he plans to attend.</p> <p>The sheriff said his trip to Washington was more about joining with other law enforcement personnel to share their concerns about the issues they face.</p> <p>“It was important to represent the people of Canadian County and go to the Capitol and tell the agencies that it (illegal immigration) is impacting my county. We need to do what we can to make our counties safe,” West said.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:35:50 +0000 Terry Groover 708 at http://www.elrenotribune.com Pratt to be inducted into HOF http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/pratt-be-inducted-hof-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pratt to be inducted into HOF</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/206" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="John Greiner - Oklahoma Military HOF">John Greiner -…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">In-page image(s)</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="http://www.elrenotribune.com/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/National%20Native%20American%20Memorial.jpg" aria-label="Link to Article"><img src="/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/styles/large/public/National%20Native%20American%20Memorial.jpg?itok=wuZV1QZ-" width="750" height="499" alt="National Native American Veterans Memorial" title="An artist rendering of the National Native American Veterans Memorial designed by El Reno native and Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal member Harvey Pratt. (Courtesy photo)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">Renowned Oklahoma artist and El Reno native Harvey Pratt, whose art has comforted art lovers and crime victims, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame on Oct. 26. The ceremony and banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">A member of the Southern Cheyenne Tribe, Pratt will be one of 11 Oklahomans to be inducted during a banquet and ceremonies at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">The Military Hall of Fame also will memorialize the USS Oklahoma and the 429 Sailors and Marines who died during the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The ship capsized during the attack.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">Pratt will receive the Maj. Gen. Douglas O. Dollar Distinguished Public Service Award. It is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary public/community service benefiting quality of life for military veterans, promoting patriotism and developing/implementing innovation ideas and activities which bring support, awareness and understanding to our veterans of the seven uniformed services of the United States.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">A PFC, Pratt served three years in the Marines, his last tour in Vietnam where he served in Air Rescue and Air Base Security at Da Nang Air Base.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">When he came home, Pratt began working for the Midwest City Police Department. He drew descriptions of homicide suspects. His first description drawing of a homicide suspect resulted in an arrest and conviction.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">Pratt joined the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in 1992. During his career, he completed thousands of witness description drawings, which helped in thousands of arrests and in hundreds of identifications of unidentified bodies.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">Pratt currently is employed as a forensic artist for the OSBI, pioneering techniques used in law enforcement across the United States.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">An accomplished Native American artist, he’s won numerous awards, including a first place at the annual Red Earth Festival.</p> <p lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">Last year, Pratt's design was selected as the National Native American Veterans Memorial to be built on the Mall in Washington, D.C. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Memorial was held Sept. 20. The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on Veterans Day 2020.</p> <p> </p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 08 Oct 2019 21:17:17 +0000 John Greiner - Oklahoma Military HOF 690 at http://www.elrenotribune.com http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/pratt-be-inducted-hof-0#comments Public Records - October 6 http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/public-records-october-6 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Public Records - October 6</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/95" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">News Staff</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/06/2019 - 04:25</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><b>LAWSUITS</b></p> <p>Discover Bank vs. Derrick W. Wooten for $7,595.75 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Discover Bank vs. Glen W. Jones for $9,178.58 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>First Fidelity Bank N.A. vs. Francisco Serrano and Melody Serrano for $1,891.80 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Synchrony Bank vs. Elizabeth Bechtel for $762.48 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>American Express National Bank vs. Karen Harris for $4,404.81 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Jefferson Capital Systems LLC vs. Jennifer May for $501.33 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Synchrony Bank vs. Gwendolyn Britt for $1,594.97 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Pateyn Trucking Inc. vs. HEI Specialized and Heavy Haul for $2,555.70 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Synchrony Bank vs. Kristi Hawkins for $3,505.56 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Susan R. Giles for $3,476.89 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Gary A. Rohrs for $3,288.71 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Synchrony Bank vs. Kristi Howes for $716.70 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Discover Bank vs. Lynne R. Jones for $4,380.40 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Discover Bank vs. Cheryl L. Lewis for $1,693.16 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>LVNV Funding LLC vs. Jeffrey L. Deskin for $3,472.19 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Barclays Bank Delaware vs. Julian A. Marquez for $2,679.98 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Troy Capital LLC vs. Lindsay Kelly for $4,221.16 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>LVNV Funding LLC vs. Jade Strain for $1,015.18 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Velocity Investments LLC vs. David Landry for $5,548.11 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Velocity Investments LLC vs. Ciera Lindauer for $1,344.84 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Velocity Investments LLC vs. Patricia Keever for $2,626.09 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Velocity Investments LLC vs. Christopher Sells for $4,060.78 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Velocity Investments LLC vs. Neil M. Koehn for $2,563.70 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Velocity Investments LLC vs. Mia M. Jimenez for $3,229.27 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Christian T. Kroutil for $4,148.96 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Typhanie S. Schafer for $3,896.40 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. John C. Cornelius for $1,823.85 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Janice M. Dudash McDonald for $2,046.13 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Atheena C. Diaz for $4,472.61 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Robert D. Cherry for $1,893.43 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Kimberly D. Glass for $1,773.06 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Taylor J. Irwin for $2,771.51 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Christian T. Barnes for $1,783.73 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Kelly S. Weber for $9,721.47 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Maretta D. Hartley for $5,624.19 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and fees.</p> <p>Credit Acceptance Corporation vs. Erica Brownie for $7,529.84 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Brad S. Bellinger for $5,746.53 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Bank of America N.A. vs. Tobey Q. Duong for $6,046.54 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Citibank N.A. vs. Steve L. Luton for $2,231.74 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Citibank N.A. vs. Luis Calvillo for $2,536.56 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Synchrony Bank vs. Melanie Kaufman for $1,156.92 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Synchrony Bank vs. Tyler McCormick for $604.31 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Crown Asset Management LLC vs. Thomas Barron for $987.05 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Jefferson Capital Systems LLC vs. Brenda Gower for $1,435.37 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Synchrony Bank vs. Vanessa LeCoultre for $581.13 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>First Fidelity Bank N.A. vs. Bruce Eric Hall for $4,205.69 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. David M. Klima for $4,743.66 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Mark Rhodes and Shelby D. Rhodes for $2,330.33 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Marlon Ellis for $3,560.29 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Tinker Federal Credit Union vs. Wendell R. Vernon and Lois M. Vernon for $3,808.95 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Haile K. Tadesse for $3,119.18 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Skye Brooks for $2,083.80 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Tamara G. Swanson for $2,379.26 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Misty L. Shaklee for $4,360.93 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Alonzo Ochoa for $3,941.17 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Heidi Taylor for $1,611.80 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Sonja McDonald for $2,384.20 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Shayna D. Austin for $2,179.01 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Carmelo Espinoza for $3,061.03 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Phillip Cerda for $3,368.34 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Luke A. Marcin for $2,364.24 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Michael W. Colvin for $5,883.72 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Linda M. Brooks for $5,554.25 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. David J. Watson for $3,382.47 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Sandia Resolution Company LLC vs. Venessa M. Civitts for $1,331.98 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Teresa Noyola for $3,853.58 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Cody J. Sheppard for $2,033.56 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Tommy L. Plato for $8,975.58 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Citibank N.A. vs. Christopher M. Lancaster for $3,196.59 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Toby W. Jankey for $2,347.70 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Capital One Bank N.A. vs. Bouaket K. Sengdara for $3,856.02 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>LVNV Funding LLC vs. Adam Chase for $1,502.43 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>LVNV Funding LLC vs. Sheryl Sims for $1,395.91 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>LVNV Funding LLC vs. Robert J. Langford for $4,753.79 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>LVNV Funding LLC vs. Charles J. Nell for $3,783.57 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p>Discover Bank vs. Chelsea N. Tipton for $8,545.53 to pay a debt plus interest, costs and attorney fees.</p> <p><b>MUNICIPAL COURT</b></p> <p>Sherry E. Mackay, Yukon, speeding, $165.</p> <p>Alice C. Freeman, El Reno, speeding, $175.</p> <p>Patrick Thomas House, El Reno, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear warrant, $539.</p> <p>Melissa Mae Negron, Mustang, driving under suspension and failure to appear warrant, $445.</p> <p>Ashley Symone Edwards, Spencer, disobeying stop sign, violation of driver’s license restriction and failure to appear warrant, $655.</p> <p>Austin Lee Baker, Hinton, failure to appear warrant, $295.</p> <p>Susanne Sedillo, El Reno, disobeying stop sign, $165.</p> <p>Damarcus Eugene Hamilton, Oklahoma City, improper equipment, no insurance verification and driving under revocation, $795.</p> <p>Richard Alexander Lowe, El Paso, Texas, improper equipment, expired tag, no insurance verification and driving under suspension, $960.</p> <p>Thomas English Maul II, El Reno, expired tag, no insurance verification and driving under suspension, $865.</p> <p>Stephen Claude Hill, El Reno, improper equipment, $170.</p> <p>Bradley Allen Corn, El Reno, speeding, $165.</p> <p>Tiffany Alecia Jones, Oklahoma City, improper equipment, $105.</p> <p>Lea Nichole Holdcraft, El Reno, speeding, $185.</p> <p>Wansey Nicole Beaver, El Reno, speeding, $165.</p> <p>Guadalupe Duran, Hennessey, disobeying traffic light, $165.</p> <p>Alisa Loraine Hamlet, El Reno, possession of drug paraphernalia and petit larceny, $895.</p> <p>Alexis Montes, El Reno, expired tag, failure to stop at stop sign and driving without license issued, $582.</p> <p>Grace Amanda Suez Lewis, El Reno, failure to appear warrant, $295.</p> <p>Jared Buchanan, Hinton, failure to appear warrant, $295.</p> <p>Andre Bernard Williams, Spencer, expired tag and no insurance verification, $460.</p> <p>Dalton Lane Summerfield, Longview, Texas, speeding, $195.</p> <p>Melissa Renee Harrison, Kingfisher, speeding, $185.</p> <p>Sierra Nicole Lietzke, El Reno, failure to wear seat restraint, $20.</p> <p>Ambrosio D. Perez, Oklahoma City, no insurance verification, speeding and driving without license issued, $722.</p> <p>Santa Martha Estrada-Salazar, El Reno, expired tag, no insurance verification, failure to yield right of way and driving without license issued, $907.</p> <p>Jose Guadalupe Camacho, El Reno, improper equipment and driving without license issued, $357.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:25:31 +0000 News Staff 654 at http://www.elrenotribune.com Yukon cop arrested for time card fraud http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/yukon-cop-arrested-time-card-fraud <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Yukon cop arrested for time card fraud</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/139" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Terry Groover - The Yukon Review">Terry Groover …</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/06/2019 - 04:25</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subheader body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Second officer accused of falsifying documents in the past month; veteran suspended without pay</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>A second Yukon police officer has been arrested after being accused of falsifying his time card.</p> <p>Timothy Ken Peters, a sergeant with the police department, turned himself into the Canadian County Jail last week where he was booked on complaints of violating the state’s computer crimes act and obtaining money by false pretenses.</p> <p>Peters was released on $1,000 bond.</p> <p>Police Chief John Corn said Peters has been suspended without pay pending the resolution of the charges, both of which are misdemeanors.</p> <p>Corn said Peters, a former school resource officer, has been with the department since August 2000.</p> <p>He was serving as a patrol officer at the time of his suspension, which occurred Sept. 26. That was the same day the police department sought an arrest warrant.</p> <p>Corn said he could not provide complete information about what led to Peters’ arrest because it is an ongoing criminal investigation.</p> <p>“This is a criminal investigation and information is still being compiled,” Corn said.</p> <p>However, an affidavit filed requesting the warrant shows that Peters is accused of falsifying his time card at least 11 times over a period of about 18 months.</p> <p>The total value of the misrepresentation, the document states, is $1,141.35.</p> <p>The incidents occurred between March 6, 2018, and Aug. 6, 2019, and were discovered during an investigation into a separate matter.</p> <p>Peters is the second Yukon police officer to be arrested in the past month on allegations of falsifying a time card.</p> <p>Chris Cunningham, who was a captain, was fired in September after an audit found that he had falsified his time card. He had been with the department for 17 years.</p> <p>Authorities said at the time the allegations against Cunningham were the result of an internal investigation that came after a supervisor noticed discrepancies in his time card.</p> <p>According to a court affidavit, Cunningham is accused of falsifying his time card at least 17 times over an 18-month period. The value of the falsifications was about $1,200.</p> <p>Cunningham is not only a police officer but also a member of the Yukon School Board. He was appointed to the board in August.</p> <p>Assistant District Attorney Eric Epplin said his office is continuing to review the case against Cunningham. Charges have not yet been filed.</p> <p>As for Peters, charges had not been filed as of Tuesday.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:25:31 +0000 Terry Groover - The Yukon Review 655 at http://www.elrenotribune.com Against the wind http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/against-wind <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Against the wind</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/95" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">News Staff</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/06/2019 - 04:25</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">In-page image(s)</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="http://www.elrenotribune.com/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/WILD%20ART%20%28Against%20the%20wind%29.jpg" aria-label="Link to Article"><img src="/sites/elrenotribune.etypegoogle7.com/files/styles/large/public/WILD%20ART%20%28Against%20the%20wind%29.jpg?itok=vvkXl6eu" width="750" height="499" alt="Crop duster" title="This crop duster uses the wind to take off from the runway at the El Reno Airpark just minutes before the World War II B-17 bomber arrived from Guymon. (Tribune photographer/Glen Miller)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This crop duster uses the wind to take off from the runway at the El Reno Airpark just minutes before the World War II B-17 bomber arrived from Guymon.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:25:31 +0000 News Staff 656 at http://www.elrenotribune.com Lawmen searching for suspect in shooting http://www.elrenotribune.com/news/lawmen-searching-suspect-shooting <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lawmen searching for suspect in shooting</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/95" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">News Staff</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/06/2019 - 04:25</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said lawmen are looking for a man who reportedly shot another person after the shooting victim refused demands for sex.</p> <p>Reports did not indicate the sex of the person who was shot.</p> <p>Deputies were called to SH 66 and Gregory Road just after 11 p.m. Sept. 16. Deputies found a person apparently shot in a forearm.</p> <p>The report said it was determined the suspect, said to be a white male, approximately 40 years old, had picked up the victim on Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City, near Enterprise Way. The man then drove to an area described as NW 23rd and Gregory Road.</p> <p>It was there the man reportedly pulled out a gun and demanded sex. The person reportedly refused and was told to get out of the truck. The man then reportedly shot twice at the victim, missing the first time, but hitting the person with the second shot.</p> <p>While attempting to get away, the suspect attempted to run the victim down with his truck. The victim was able to hide, and the suspect left the area, the report said.</p> <p>The suspect is described as a white male approximately 40 years of age. At the time of the shooting the suspect was wearing a blue T-shirt and camouflage pants. He was described as having a tattoo on his left forearm, possibly of a flame. The victim described the suspect as bald with hair stubble, a stubble goatee and a potbelly.</p> <p>The vehicle has been identified as silver in color, possibly a 1996 to 2001 Dodge one-ton with a welding bed. The front of the vehicle had a vanity plate that read “BEEF.”</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office at 405-262-3434.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:25:31 +0000 News Staff 658 at http://www.elrenotribune.com