Ronna Bernice Brown, 39, of Muskogee is charged in Muskogee County District Court with one felony count of terrorism hoax and five misdemeanors, driving under the influence, transporting an open container, threatening to perform an act of violence, attempting escape and obstructing an officer.
On Nov. 14, police pulled her over around 9:30 p.m. at Sallie and Choctaw streets, believing her to be intoxicated. Police state she was unsteady on her feet, had slurred speech and showed indications of intoxication on state tests. Brown also had an open container of beer in her vehicle, police stated.
While officers were attempting to book her in the Muskogee County Jail, they said Brown attempted to escape several times by getting up and walking toward the door. As police took her to the hospital for COVID testing, they say she pulled away and tried to walk away quickly.
Police said Brown told officers she was COVID-positive and began coughing in their direction when they tried to put a mask on her. The officers also said Brown threatened to have officers’ families killed. Brown is also accused of trying to kick out the side window of the police cruiser she was in.
She is being held on a $10,000 bond pending court on Dec. 1.