Gary Michael "Mike" Rogers II, 49

Born July 15, 1969

Died August 18, 2018

Rochelle Marie Thomas, 62

Born February 5, 1956

Died May 24, 2018

Hattie Coleman, 95

Born September 4, 1922

Died May 23, 2018


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Friday, May 25

Muskogee High School graduation
USS Runner Special Event

Saturday, May 26

David Cargill and John Simpson play

Sunday, May 27

Stevens Family at Cornerstone Church
Oklahoma Handgun Carry Course

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:25 PM

Teddy Franklin McElroy

Teddy Franklin McElroy, 68, who is already charged with arson for allegedly setting a Fort Gibson house on fire with the victim inside it, is now also charged with assault and battery on a police officer as well.

On May 12, when police made contact with him regarding the arson case, McElroy had a coffee cup and lighter in his hands, according to an affidavit filed with the case. The affidavit goes on to say he was pacing back and forth and trying to walk away. As the officer tried to pat him down for weapons, he is alleged to have thrown his coffee on one of the officers. The officers grabbed his arm and he tried to light one of their hands on fire, the report states.

He later threatened to “blow up” one of the officers’ house, the affidavit states, and went on to say if he couldn’t blow the house up, he would stab the officer.