DEATHS

Thomas "Tom" L. Trent, 56

Born March 20, 1963

Died April 16, 2019

Dorothy N. Garrison, 99

Born May 4, 1919

Died April 15, 2019

Cecil Edwards Swepston, 63

Born March 15, 1956

Died April 14, 2019

Jewel A. Corley, 66

Born May 26, 1952

Died April 14, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Thursday, April 18

Harley Hamm's Invitational Jam
Second Annual Arts For Autism Gala
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Meeting For Indigenous People's Day Muskogee
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Century 21 Clinkenbeard Open House
Glow Golf on the Green
Advanced PLC Programming & Troubleshooting
Supervisory Academy I
Microsoft Excel I - An Introductory Course
Muskogee Tobacco Cessation Group
Fire Revival
Margaret Artist Taylor - Citizen of the Arts Award

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 8:05 PM

Ashly Campbell, the ex-wife of Muskogee Police Investigator Mark Campbell, has recanted her story, which initially claimed he assaulted her after an argument last week.

She initially reported to sheriff’s deputies that Mark Campbell hit her after the argument, but now she says she believes a medical issue may have led to the injury that caused the district attorney to charge him with domestic abuse.

“I have a history of seizures,” she said tonight. “After a seizure I’m usually confused and can’t remember things at all, or correctly, and after time I usually get most of my memory back. Well some time has passed and the more I thought about things, the less they added up regarding my ex-husband hitting me. I actually believe we argued at the house and I left, made it home and had a seizure. I believe I came to and remembered us arguing and got confused about being hit.”

Ashly Campbell has asked the DA to drop the charges against Mark Campbell, but the DA’s office has not returned calls requesting comment on the case.

“The last time I had a seizure, I had a knot on the back of my head exactly like the one on my eye,” Ashly Campbell said. “I believe I was confused at the time and remembered a previous argument where I was intoxicated and fell, cutting my eyebrow years ago. I’ve stopped drinking to that degree since then, but the point is I don’t believe Mark hit me.”

Mark Campbell has been on paid administrative leave from the police department pending the outcome of the case. There is no indication if Ashly Campbell’s recantation will affect that status.

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