An Okmulgee man is in jail after he allegedly threatened State Senator Roger Thompson this past week.
According to Okmulgee County Sheriff’s investigator Duston Todd, Steven Cates came to the sheriff’s office and asked about security measures for a nearby political public forum.
Steven Cates 1“While Cates was speaking with deputies he then began making threats towards the Senator’s safety and attempted to leave in order to go to where the location where the Senator was speaking,” Todd said.
When deputies tried to stop the 60-year-old Cates he was said to have started fighting deputies. After being taken into custody, he allegedly made threats toward the officers.
Cates was booked into the Okmulgee County Jail for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and two counts of Threatening to Perform an Act of Violence. Bond has been set at $310,000.
That same day, officers arrested 28-year-old Brooke Deerinwater of Tulsa for Child Neglect as well as Trespassing.
Sheriff’s Office investigators were at Wal-Mart in Okmulgee looking for a suspect in an unrelated matter when they discovered two children, aged 1 and 10, unattended in a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Upon further investigation it was discovered that Deerinwater had left her children unattended in the vehicle for over 40 minutes while she was inside the store attempting to shoplift.
Investigators also learned that Deerinwater had previously been trespassed from Wal-Mart stores for shoplifting. While investigating the incident it was determined that the 1-year-old child was ill and in need of medical attention at the time Deerinwater was in the store. That child was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where it was evaluated and released. Brooke Deerinwater 1
Deerinwater was arrested and booked into the Okmulgee County Jail on charges of Child Neglect and Trespassing. She also had outstanding warrants in connection with a previous shoplifting case in Tulsa County.
jason greenwoodPolice arrested Jason Harley Joe Greenwood Wednesday after an attempted break-in at the Main Street Bowling Alley in Henryetta.
According to police chief Steve Norman, he was arrested at the bowling alley. This is the second time that business has been burglarized this month.
Greenwood, 20, was booked into the Okmulgee County jail on complaints of second degree burglary, possession of a dangerous weapon and failure to appear on two other felony charges.

A 29-year-old Henryetta man, Edward Douglas Jacome, was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a standoff at a home east of Dewar.
edward jacombJacome had barricaded himself inside the house just south of US 266 on Bartlett Road for nearly three hours.
Nearly 50 Oklahoma Highway Patrol and SWAT officers, along with county deputies and local police surrounded the house despite a cold, driving rain that soaked the area.
Officers would not use tear gas or pepper spray to get Jacome out of the house because a female and child were said to be in the building with him.  He was believed to be armed.
Once he was taken into custody, Jacome had to be treated at an Okmulgee hospital for injuries sustained from one of the dogs used by the OHP.
He was booked into the Okmulgee County jail on complaints of assault or battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and tampering with a security surveillance camera.
During the standoff, Dewar schools were locked down for over an hour and US 266 traffic was detoured around the scene.

Jacome has had several similar assault charges filed against him in the past six years.road closed


Henryettans James and Carol Williams are offering a $1,000 reward to recover their ATVs and trailer stolen from their home at 6:50 Sunday morning.
The two ATVs are Tao Freelander 300cc and were on a trailer parked at their home on Hickory Drive in Henryetta.
They provided police with a video showing a black SUV, believed to be either a Yukon or Tahoe, driving off with the trailer attached.
If anyone has information about the theft they are asked to contact the Henryetta police department at 918-652-3106.




The news of Okmulgee County being included in a list of counties covered by a burn ban was not even two hours old when a grass fire broke out along the Deep Fork River.
That blaze was pushed by high winds toward homes in the Grayson area but firemen from Dewar and Wildcat Junction were able to keep the flames away from any buildings. Flames swept into a heavily-wooded area that was nearly impossible for fire crews to reach.deep fork fire
Counties included in the expanded burn ban included: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cimarron, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Jefferson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, McClain, Murray, Noble, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Stephens, Texas, Tillman, Tulsa, Washington, Washita, Woods and Woodward.
“Drought conditions continue to worsen across the state with no measurable rainfall occurring in the western third of Oklahoma for the past 130 days, and central Oklahoma is approaching 40 days without rain,” said Governor Mary Fallin. “An expanded burn ban is called for to reduce the risk of preventable wildfires and to protect lives and property.”
Unlawful activities under the ban include campfires, bonfires, and setting fire to any forest, grass, woods, wildlands or marshes, as well as igniting fireworks, burning trash or other materials outdoors.
LPG and natural gas grills and charcoal-fired cooking outside in a grilling receptacle are permitted, provided the activity is conducted over a non-flammable surface and at least 5 feet from flammable vegetation, but any fire resulting from grilling or use of one of the cookers or stoves is still considered an illegal fire.