Toby Bighorse, Maurice Kent and Daniel Keene sat in the Osage County Detention Center Friday afternoon learning they were all being charged with either first or second degree murder. An emotional Bighorse also heard she is being charged with armed robbery.
Bighorse, Kent and Keene are charged with the October 1 murder of John Adkins. The four were believed to be in a car traveling north of Pawhuska when an argument broke out and Adkins was stabbed and killed.
Adkins’ body was found 17 days later approximately one mile north of Pawhuska. There will be a status conference on November 15th at 3 p.m. Bond is still set at $5 million for each individual.
The Saddle Up For Christ Rodeo Clinic starts Monday and will run through Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska.
Among others, world champions Speed Williams, Chris Potter, CR Bradley, Kappy Allen, Chad Dowdy and Cody Custer will be on hand showing off their skills throughout the week. There will also be nightly concerts at 7 p.m. featuring Ray Perryman, Tommy Brandt, Kevin Rowe and Master’s Voice.
There will be bull riding, bullfighting, team roping, calf roping, barrel racing, horsemanship and colt breaking.
For more information on how to register and a schedule of events, go to www.saddleupforchrist.org. Spectators are welcome.
The Osage County Commissioners will meet on Monday morning at the Osage County Courthouse to discuss several matters.
After tabling the discussion two weeks ago, the county commissioners will possibly take action in regards to charging an occupational tax for beer and wine license for entities under county jurisdiction.
Last week, Bear Paw Path got accepted into the county road maintenance system, but this week the commissioners will have to approve and sign a resolution to show the correct legal description of the coordinates of the highway.
The county commissioners will also discuss and possibly take action in regards to an offer from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to relocate the Osage County Tourism Gazebo.
The meeting starts at 10 a.m. for those interested in going.
The Osage Board of County Commissioners met on Monday and discussed various items.
Kelly Bland, the Executive Director of Osage County Tourism,reported on how the area had been doing in attracting tourist.
Bland went on to request funds from the board. The board approved $500 in additional promotional items from Eskimo Joe’s and no more than $2,500 for promotional video on Osage County.
Among other things, the board decided to approve county estimate of needs for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and approve an eight year road and bridge plan.
David Grann, author of the Killers of the Flower Moon, will be at the Water Bird Gallery from 11-2 on Thursday. The public will be able to meet Mr. Grann and get their book signed as well.
Heritage Days will take place this Saturday in Fairfax. Any money raised will go toward the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.
The next scheduled Osage Board of County Commissioners meeting is scheduled for next Monday at 10 a.m.
A teenage girl in Hominy said she was nearly abducted by a man Tuesday morning just before 8 a.m.
Hominy police and the school district are telling parents to use a little extra caution after the student had an incident walking to school.
Hominy Police Chief Michael Martin says, “He pulled up behind her, parked in the street and yelled to her to ‘come here,’ and she made a couple steps toward the truck.”
That’s when police say the driver opened the driver’s side door of a white pick-up truck and grabbed the 18-year old by the hood of her sweatshirt, but the student made a fist and was able to break free from his grip.
The suspect is described as a 20-30 year-old tan male with a bald head and dark, bushy beard. The truck was described as a newer pickup, possibly two doors.
If you have any information on a possible suspect, call Chief Martin at 918-885-4545. You can remain anonymous.