Ira Lee Boss, 100

Born December 28, 1919

Died April 6, 2020

Mary Kathryn Kirby, 66

Born December 9, 1953

Died April 6, 2020

Anthony Earl Patrick, 90

Born January 8, 1930

Died April 6, 2020

James Robert "Jim" McPherson, 82

Born August 20, 1937

Died April 3, 2020

Herbert Smith Jr., 74

Born April 26, 1945

Died April 3, 2020

Leland Patrick Smith, 69

Born October 5, 1950

Died April 2, 2020

Joyce Marie Springfield, 84

Born March 5, 1936

Died April 1, 2020

Laurel Ann Huggins Andrews, 83

Born December 2, 1936

Died March 30, 2020

Viola Sanders, 88

Born July 2, 1931

Died March 29, 2020

Melvin Dean Gloden Sr., 85

Born February 16, 1935

Died March 29, 2020


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Thursday, January 16, 2020, 2:04 PM

Michael Bo Guthrie

An inmate, Michael Bo Guthrie, 47, at the Muskogee County Jail was assaulted by a cellmate on Jan. 3, according to jail personnel. Following the assault, Guthrie was sent via EMS to the Muskogee Saint Francis Hospital for treatment.

After he was released back to the jail, he later began exhibiting more signs of medical distress, so he was again taken to the hospital by EMS and released on his own recognizance. The hospital transferred him to Tulsa, where he died ten days later, according to Chief Deputy Michael Mahan.

“We called in the OSBI to investigate,” Mahan said. “In the interest of transparency, we want an outside agency to conduct this.”

There is no word yet on whether the cellmate will be charged with any crime, pending the outcome of the OSBI investigation.

Guthrie was in jail facing felony charges of assault and battery on an emergency medical technician, accused of twice punching a female hospital security guard.