Norma Lee Harris, 87

Born June 12, 1933

Died December 1, 2020

Rita G. Oakley, 69

Born December 12, 1950

Died December 1, 2020

David Lee Beebe, 73

Born August 20, 1947

Died December 1, 2020

Jody Whitaker, 56

Born March 3, 1964

Died November 29, 2020

Joe Roosevelt Wallace Sr., 80

Born September 15, 1940

Died November 27, 2020

Joann Bishop, 78

Born May 16, 1942

Died November 27, 2020

Calvin Gene Taylor, 94

Born August 18, 1926

Died November 27, 2020

Sharon Kay Smythe, 78

Born May 5, 1942

Died November 27, 2020


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Brian Bias

Brian Bias, who killed motorcyclist Brian McElmurry in 2016 on the Fort Gibson Dam while driving drunk, was arrested again for DUI in December with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher and had that charge upgraded to aggravated DUI.

He was charged with DUI in Cherokee County in connection to the 2016 death, but that charge has since been expunged from the Cherokee County records.

He had at least one other DUI charge in Wagoner County.

Yesterday, his attorney filed to have his latest DUI case dropped because it is filed in Muskogee County District Court and Bias is Native American.

Yesterday’s filing says the state court has no jurisdiction to try him. He is scheduled for a hearing on the motion in August.