Jo Elaine Sproule, 68

Born December 29, 1950

Died August 20, 2019

Georgia Belle Waggoner, 85

Born October 3, 1933

Died August 19, 2019

John W. Shiew, 75

Born September 19, 1943

Died August 18, 2019


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Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:28 AM

Emma Mitchell

Emma Lee Mitchell, 49, of Muskogee is charged with felony child neglect and first-degree burglary in Muskogee County District Court after an incident in which she allegedly dropped off her two children with a man who was unable to care for them due to failing health.

The children, 11 and 9, were allegedly left in the man’s front yard after a male with Mitchell kicked in the front door to the residence. Mitchell is alleged to have told the man inside the house that she “did not want to take care of them anymore,” according to an affidavit filed with the case. She and the other male then drove off, leaving the children behind, according to the affidavit.