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Posted: Friday, October 8, 2004 12:00 am

By Nancy Henshaw Fuller, Staff Writer

During the past month 23 people were charged in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw with various felony charges, court records show.

Kendall D. Asher

Kendall D. Asher, who was 41 on Sunday, of Roland was charged Sept. 28 with possession of precursor material, records show.

At about 6:45 p.m. Sept. 20, Undersheriff Roy Coleman was traveling north on Roland Road when he saw Asher, who he knew had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Sequoyah County. Stopping Asher's vehicle, Coleman saw a plastic bag containing six boxes of 24-count antihistamine tablets in the back seat of the vehicle.

Asher was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where he is being held on a $105,000 bond.

Jenny Dian Bagett,

Joshua A Henry,

And Bailey J. Roberts

Jenny Dian Bagett, 19, Joshua A. Henry, 18, and Bailey J. Roberts, 19, all of Vian, were charged last month with first-degree manslaughter and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Henry and Roberts were also charged with public intoxication, records show.

At about 3:45 p.m. July 15, Ranger Stanley Philpot responded to a report of a possible drowning at Eagle Bluff in Tenkiller State Park on Lake Tenkiller north of Vian. Upon arrival at Eagle Bluff Philpot began search efforts to locate a missing 16-year-old female, identified as Brook Fagundes.

Local divers volunteered to help and found Fagundes' body in about 58 feet of water below Eagle Bluff. In questioning Baggett, Henry and Roberts, Philpot learned they had gone to the lake together. Philpot reported that Roberts allegedly brought a bottle of alcohol. Baggett told the officer that when they got to the lake, they went swimming and were also drinking alcohol.

Baggett told the officer that at some point in time she and Roberts walked back to the truck. Shortly thereafter, Henry joined them and said he couldn't find Fagundes. Henry said she had walked off by herself. When they could not find Fagundes, they reported to the park ranger.

Henry and Roberts were arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where they were released on July 16. Henry was released on a $3,000 bond, and Roberts was released on a $2,500 bond. An arrest warrant has been issued for Baggett. Formal charges were filed against her on Sept. 24. Formal charges were filed against Henry on Sept. 27, and formal charges against Roberts were filed Sept. 21. Henry and Roberts also face misdemeanor charges of public intoxication.

Shonda Gail Bridge,

Francisco Arce Lopez,

Kevin Ray Osmon,

And Luis Martin Zayas

Shonda Gail Bridge, 31, Francisco Arce Lopez, 25, Kevin Ray Osmon, 35, and Luis Martin Zayas, 27, all of Sallisaw were charged Sept. 3 with unlawful possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine); unlawful possession of marijuana; and unlawful possession of paraphernalia, records show.

At about 9:15 p.m. Aug. 31, members of the Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at trailer number four at Don's Mobile Home Park west of Sallisaw.

During the search of the trailer the officers reported seeing a glass jar containing a partially-smoked hand-rolled cigarette with a green leafy substance. The cigarette was still burning. Also inside the jar were several pieces of foil with a burned residue. Recovered also was a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance, the officers reported.

The four suspects were arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail, where Bridge is being held on a $13,000 bond, Lopez is being held on a $6,500 bond and Osman is being held on a $35,000 bond. Zayas was released on July 9 on a $5,000 bond.

Ricky Eugene Carter Jr.

Ricky Eugene Carter Jr., who turned 27 on Sunday, of Sallisaw was charged Sept. 20 with second-degree rape by instrumentation and lewd molestation, records show.

At about 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, Sheriff's Deputy Chris Grizzle investigated a report of a sexual assault. The suspect, Carter, was accused by two witnesses, the victim and a friend, of touching the victim in an inappropriate manner. The alleged incident occurred on Sept. 12 while the victim, Carter, and the friend were driving home from Kerr Lake.

Carter was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where he is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Ricky Eugene Carter Jr.

Ricky Eugene Carter Jr., who turned 27 on Sunday, of Sallisaw was charged Sept. 20 with second-degree rape by instrumentation and lewd molestation, records show.

At about 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, Sheriff's Deputy Chris Grizzle investigated a report of a sexual assault. The suspect, Carter, was accused by two witnesses, the victim and a friend, of touching the victim in an inappropriate manner. The alleged incident occurred on Sept. 12 while the victim, Carter, and the friend were driving home from Kerr Lake.

Carter was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where he is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Jacob Davis

Jacob Davis, 24, of Fort Smith, Ark., was charged Sept. 29 with lewd proposals to a minor child, records show.

Major Cindy Smith with the Roland Police Department reported that she investigated a report from a 14-year-old female that Davis had made improper and inappropriate suggestions and proposals to her. The proposals included an invitation to move in with Davis.

The victim's father told Davis repeatedly to stop calling and trying to see the girl. Davis has allegedly continued to call the victim's home.

An arrest warrant for Davis was issued Sept. 29.

Jimmy L. "Jimbo" Curry

Jimmy L. Curry, also known as Jimbo Curry, 34, of Sallisaw was charged Sept. 30 with lewd molestation of a minor child, records show.

Deputy Chris Grizzle reported that he met with Undersheriff Roy Coleman at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw where he investigated a report of a sexual assault on a nine-year-old female. The officers spoke with the victim's mother who told them her daughter said that Curry had touched her in an inappropriate manner.

The victim was taken to a Tulsa hospital where she was given an examination that confirmed the allegations that Curry touched the victim in an inappropriate manner on several occasions.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Curry.

Troy Leon Flinn

Troy Leon Flinn, 53, of Muldrow was charged Sept. 21 with two counts of first-degree rape, records show.

On Sept. 20 Sheriff's Deputy Randy Gann investigated a report of a sexual assault on an eight-year-old female. The officer met with the victim's mother at the emergency room of a Fort Smith hospital.

When the child complained of pain in the vaginal area, she was taken to the hospital. The doctors found open sores and lesions on the child consistent with a forcible rape, both vaginal penetration and anal penetration. The child reported to the mother that her uncle, Flinn, had "messed with her and done gross things to her."

The child was taken to Arkansas Children's Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark., for further evaluation and treatment due to the severity of her injuries, Gann reported.

Flinn was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where he is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Christopher Jacob Froehlich

Christopher Jacob Froehlich, 18, of Sallisaw was charged Sept. 28 with eluding a police officer; felony running a roadblock; driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor; transporting an open container of liquor; following too closely; and speeding in a posted zone, records show.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Trooper Dewayne Walters reported that at about 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 he saw a red Ford Ranger pickup enter Interstate 40 at the Roland exit going west. Walters said the pickup accelerated and began to pass traffic in access of the posted speed limit of 70 miles-per-hour. Walters estimated the pickup's speed to be about 90 miles per hour. When the driver of the vehicle, Froehlich, failed to respond to Walters' emergency lights, Walters radioed for assistance and told OHP Trooper Cody Hyde that he was in pursuit.

Walters reported the pickup got off Interstate 40 east of Sallisaw onto U.S. Highway 64. Walters reported about three miles east of Sallisaw, Froehlich suddenly slammed on his brakes, causing Walters to take evasive action to avoid hitting Froehlich. Froehlich made a U turn and went west on U.S. Highway 64 then turned north on a county road, continuing north to Redwood in Sallisaw.

Walters reported Froehlich was driving with no headlights on into Sallisaw city limits, at which time two Sallisaw police units joined the pursuit. Froehlich turned south onto U.S. Highway 59, traveled across the railroad tracks and through the intersection at U.S. Highway 64. Froehlich wrecked his vehicle at the intersection of Choctaw and Wheeler Streets.

Froehlich was taken into custody and transported to Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw by Southwest Emergency Medical Services. Froehlich admitted he had been drinking alcoholic beverages and a blood alcohol test was administered at the hospital.

Due to his injuries he was released to the custody of his grandparents. Froehlich was scheduled for a court appearance on Wednesday.

Donnie Joe Frye and

Crystal Mize

Donnie Joe Frye, 46, and Crystal Mize, 20, both of Sallisaw, were charged on Sept. 29 and 30 respectively with robbery by force and fear and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, records show.

At about 7:10 a.m. on Sept. 25, Sallisaw Police Officer Dennis Brewer investigated a report of a woman, (Mize) hitting a male in the head with a baseball bat because he was attempting to rape her 12-year-old sister.

Brewer reported a further investigation revealed Mize's story was not true. The officer reported the story was made up by Frye and Mize to cover up a robbery. The 12-year-old sister told Brewer that Frye took over $400 from the victim's pocket and Mize hid the money in a neighbor's home.

The victim was transported to Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw by ambulance and then flown by helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa due to the severity of his injuries.

Frye and Mize were arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where Frye is being held on a $36,000 bond. Mize was released Oct. 1 on a $18,000 bond.

Randall Gene Mukes II

Randall Gene Mukes II, 18, of Sallisaw was charged Sept. 23 with assault and battery on an employee of Oklahoma Juvenile Affairs (OJA), court records show.

At about 1 p.m. Sept. 13 Sallisaw Police Officers Dennis Brewer and Houston Murray investigated a report at the OJA office in Sallisaw of an assault and battery on a staff member. Upon arrival at the scene Murray reported he found two men holding down Mukes who was struggling with the men and trying to get up.

Murray reported the OJA employees told him Mukes became disruptive during a meeting with the staff. When he became belligerent, the two employees attempted to restrain Mukes and he injured one of the employees.

Mukes was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where he is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Jerry Don Nunn

Jerry Don Nunn, 39, of Sallisaw was charged Sept. 3 with unlawful possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine); possession of precursor material; and unlawful possession of paraphernalia, court records show.

At about 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 Sallisaw Det. John Owens and Officer Wendell Hughes and Houston Murray went to a Sallisaw travel center to investigate a report of a truck driver with an unknown problem.

Upon arrival at the travel center, Murray found the driver, Nunn, was refusing to pay for repairs done to a truck he was driving for the truck owner.

Murray asked Nunn if he was carrying anything in the truck that shouldn't be there and Nunn said no. Murray gained permission from Nunn to search the truck and found 24 boxes of cold tablets containing pseudoephedrine, a glass pipe, and glass shards with a residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Nunn was arrested and transported to the Sallisaw City Jail. He was later transferred to the Sequoyah County Jail where he is being held on a $15,500 bond.

Pamela Joanne Poland

Pamela Joanne Poland, 22, was charged Sept. 28 with unlawful possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine) and unlawful possession of paraphernalia, court records show.

At about 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 25 OHP Trooper Jeremy Weedon reported he stopped a pickup traveling east on Interstate 40 west of Sallisaw. Weeden said he followed the vehicle when it got off at the Vian exit. Stopping the truck, the officer found the driver, Poland, to be nervous and trying to hide from him what was in her purse.

Weedon reported he could see a glass tube with a burned substance in the purse. While writing a citation for speeding, Weedon said Poland's hands were shaking. As Poland got out of the OHP vehicle, Weedon asked why she was so nervous and Poland told him she had never had a ticket before.

Weedon asked if she had anything illegal in her vehicle. Poland told him she had a pipe that had not been used. When asked if she had any narcotics on her person, the woman began to panic Weedon said. Poland gave Weedon a glass pipe with a burned substance inside, a glass container with a white powdery substance, another glass container with a white powdery residue inside and a glass cylinder pipe, which was found in her purse. Weedon reported the substance in the glass container field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Poland was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail. She was released on Sept. 29 when she pled guilty to the charges and received a three-year deferred sentence.

Cindy Jayne Hanson and

Melbern Paul Kutil

Cindy Jayne Hanson, 47, and Melbern Paul Kutil, 65, both of Sallisaw, were charged Sept. 28 with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute (methamphetamine); unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; unlawful use of a police radio, unlawful possession of paraphernalia; and possession of liquor with the unlawful intent to sell without license, court records show.

At about 10 p.m. on Sept. 18 Narcotics Task Force officers served a search warrant at Billy-O's Bar east of Sallisaw.

White searching the bar, a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance was found. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine. Also found were scales, packaging material, various items of paraphernalia commonly associated with the distribution and use of controlled dangerous substances, a police scanner, a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana, a wooden smoking device containing a burned green leafy substance and several bottles of liquor.

Hanson and Kutil, co-owners of the bar, were arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where both were released on Sept. 20 on $22,500 bonds.

Robert Forrest Swanson

Robert Forrest Swanson, 39, of Sallisaw was charged Sept. 24 with unlawful possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine); unlawful possession of marijuana; and unlawful possession of paraphernalia, court records show.

At about 11:45 p.m. Sept. 18, Narcotics Task Force officers were serving a search warrant at Billy-O's Bar east of Sallisaw. Deputy Randy Gann saw a truck pull into the driveway parking lot and the driver, Swanson, get out of the vehicle.

Gann reported the officers asked for and received permission to search the driver and his vehicle for firearms. The officers found a metal tube containing a white powdery residue, a small plastic bag with a white powdery residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine, a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana, a pen cartridge containing a white powdery residue, rolling papers, and a partially-burned hand-rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance.

Gann was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where he was released on Oct. 4 after pleading guilty to the charges and receiving a five-year suspended sentence.

Marlene Thompson

Marlene Thompson, 47, of Vian was charged Sept. 14 with unlawful possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine); possession of contraband and weapons in jail; and unlawful possession of paraphernalia, court records show.

At about 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, Deputy Herbert Hutchinson was patrolling on State Highway 82 north of Vian when a vehicle he was meeting crossed the center line and entered Hutchinson's lane. Stopping the vehicle, Hutchinson arrested the driver, Walter Spears, 30, of Vian, with driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor - second offense. Spears and his passengers, Thompson and Gordon Box, were all transported to the Sequoyah County Jail.

As she was being booked into the jail, Jailer Mike Thomas found a bag containing a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana and two bags containing a white powdery substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine in Thompson's purse.

Murray asked Nunn if he was carrying anything in the truck that shouldn't be there and Nunn said no. Murray gained permission from Nunn to search the truck and found 24 boxes of cold tablets containing pseudoephedrine, a glass pipe, and glass shards with a residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Thompson is being held on a $12,000 bond.

Bronson Owen Turman

Bronson Owen Turman, 23, of Sallisaw was charged Sept. 23 with unlawful possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine) and unlawful possession of paraphernalia, court records show.

At about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 Sheriff's Deputies Alan Loyd, Travis Gabbert, Chris Grizzle and Lance Yoakum served a search warrant at the Turman residence in the Hanson community northeast of Sallisaw.

As the officers arrived, a truck being driven by Turman pulled into the driveway. During the search the officers found substances appearing to be methamphetamine that later field tested positive for methamphetamine. Also found were smoking devices containing burned residue and syringes.

Turman was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail where he is being held without bail.

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