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Born May 5, 1946

Died February 16, 2020

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Born December 9, 1954

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Born December 10, 1958

Died February 15, 2020

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Born September 3, 2004

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Born September 2, 1925

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Born June 15, 1939

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Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4:15 PM

Michael Foutch

Michael Joe Foutch, 48, of Haskell was arrested on Feb. 11 after he called the Muskogee County sheriff’s office, complaining of a dog bite.

When deputies noticed Foutch didn’t appear to have a dog bite, they interviewed the dog’s owner at a trailer park in Haskell, where the dog was tied by a leash to the trailer. The owners, according to Muskogee County Undersheriff Michael Mahan, had video of Foutch teasing the dog, then producing what appeared to be a knife and slashing the dog across the face with the knife.

Foutch was arrested on a complaint of animal cruelty and taken to the Muskogee County Jail. Today, he was charged with felony animal cruelty in Muskogee County District Court.

He is due for a sounding docket on Feb. 27. Judge Robin Adair set his bond at $15,000.

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