Joint operation lands 2 suspects in county jail
Two suspects have been jailed locally on several drug-related complaints.
Both were arrested on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 during a local investigation. The Okmulgee Police Department and the D.A. Drug Task Force worked together in the case.
“We conducted a search warrant at a local residence on an unrelated matter and discovered evidence supporting these arrests,” said Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice.
The suspects have been identified as Mose Joe Factor, 37, and Wallace Franklin Barnes Jr., 44.
Factor was arrested by the D.A. Drug Task Force while Barnes’ arrest is credited to the police department.
According to the Okmulgee County Jail records, Factor is being held on the following complaints:
- Possession of CDS
- Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute
- Contributing to the Delinquincy of Minors
- Introducing Contraband into Penal Facility
Barnes was being held in the county jail on complaints of Distribution of CDS (Meth) and Possession of CDS (Meth).
Nearly naked man tells officers he was robbed
An unidentified local man went to the Okmulgee Police Department Saturday night wearing only socks and a bath towel draped around his midsection.
The unusual arrival sparked a police investigation that continues today.
Chief Joe Prentice outlined the details of the case.
“On Saturday January 4, 2014, the Okmulgee Police Department received a report of an armed robbery,” the police chief said.
Officers are still trying to piece together the particulars of the incident.
The victim told investigators that he went to a residence on the city's west side to sell a piece of property. When he arrived there several people inside the residence assaulted him and held him at gunpoint.
The victim said the perpetrators took the item he was there to sell along with some other personal items. They also took his clothing before leaving him outside - naked.
Dispatch put the call out over the radio and an Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the area located the suspect vehicle. The deputy conducted a traffic stop west of town. The traffic stop led to the arrest of Ronald L Felix, 32 of Morris, Thomas Brewer 24 of Okmulgee and an unidentified juvenile. The suspects were booked into jail on complaints of Kidnapping, Robbery and Aggravated Assault.
Investigators conducted additional interviews on Monday morning. As a result of information gathered during those interviews, the OPD arrested Apolinar Orona, 30 of Okmulgee. Orona was booked into the Okmulgee County Jail on complaints of Kidnapping, Robbery and Aggravated Assault.
Chief Prentice said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.
Okmulgee opens disposal site for tree limbs and brush
The City of Okmulgee has received authorization from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to establish an emergency disposal site for tree limbs and brush damaged by the recent ice storm.
The disposal site was to open Tuesday, January 7th at 1:00 PM and will operate Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM until further notice.
The disposal site gate is located behind the Okmulgee Public Works Department facility at 1309 N. Okmulgee Avenue and adjacent to the north softball field in Hawthorne Park. Signs will be posted.
The disposal site is for damaged tree limbs and brush only.
For questions call Okmulgee Public Works at (918) 756-4159.