W. Bruce Madding, 60

Born September 7, 1961

Died December 2, 2021

Bertie Faye "Nana" Metzger, 85

Born April 1, 1936

Died December 2, 2021

Larry D. Cragg, 69

Born February 17, 1952

Died December 1, 2021

Bill D. Chanslor, 88

Born June 3, 1933

Died December 1, 2021

Jimmy Lee Bryson, 83

Born July 28, 1938

Died November 30, 2021


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Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 8:41 AM

Billy Martin Cruse

Billy Martin Cruse, 47, of Muskogee is charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol (after he was previously convicted of driving under the influence in 2018 and received a two-year suspended sentence) with two small children in his car, then ending up in a three-car wreck.

The two charges are both felonies, and a third charge, driving with a suspended license, is a misdemeanor.

According to the affidavit filed with the case, “the … suspect was involved in an injury accident involving 3 vehicles. The above suspect was found to be intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle on a publicly maintained roadway. The suspect also had his 2 small children in the vehicle during this incident. The suspect was read implied consent and refused the State’s Test”