Jerry Patterson, 77

Born December 27, 1942

Died February 17, 2020

Larry Jackson Cooper, 78

Born March 14, 1941

Died January 21, 2020

Charles Berry Smither, 82

Born January 30, 1937

Died January 20, 2020

Kevin Dean Brannon, 55

Born August 4, 1964

Died January 20, 2020

Frank Delmedico, 87

Born October 17, 1932

Died January 20, 2020


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Friday, January 24

Bull Riders Inc. National Finals

Saturday, January 25

Bull Riders Inc. National Finals
JJ Hall Band plays Muskogee Brewing Company
Indian Nations in the Civil War presentation
Ribbon Skirt Workshop

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.