Bayard Palmer "Sud" Sudberry III, 75

Born January 28, 1945

Died September 21, 2020

Donnie Ashworth, 68

Born March 13, 1952

Died September 21, 2020

Fred L. Finley, 75

Born July 15, 1945

Died September 20, 2020

Brock Fredrick Ferguson, 66

Born September 19, 1953

Died September 19, 2020

Estelle Randolph, 84

Born April 17, 1936

Died September 17, 2020


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:29 AM

Jacob JZ Smith

Jacob Joseph Zachariah Smith, 44, of Muskogee is accused of breaking into his mother’s home yesterday, stealing her phone, strangling her ... and her dog, according to Muskogee Police reports.

Smith, who has been charged with domestic violence by strangulation before in May of this year, pleaded no contest to the charges and is currently under a deferred judgment in that case, where he admitted to strangling his then-girlfriend, putting his fingers in her mouth and threatening to break her jaw. He also had a 2011 case expunged after completing a deferred judgment on that one.

A protective order was filed against him in May, alleging that he jammed his elbow into the petitioner’s throat, threatened to strangler her if she didn’t shut up, put his fingers in her throat and threatened to break her jaw if she didn’t quit screaming.

“He threatened to cut me and possibly kill me,” the petitioner wrote. “He said someone was in Texas, killing my husband.”

That protective order was ultimately dismissed because the petitioner failed to show up in court.

A warrant is being issued for his arrest on the events that allegedly happened yesterday at his mother’s house.