Thomas "Tom" L. Trent, 56

Born March 20, 1963

Died April 16, 2019

Dorothy N. Garrison, 99

Born May 4, 1919

Died April 15, 2019

Cecil Edwards Swepston, 63

Born March 15, 1956

Died April 14, 2019

Jewel A. Corley, 66

Born May 26, 1952

Died April 14, 2019


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Thursday, April 18

Harley Hamm's Invitational Jam
Second Annual Arts For Autism Gala
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Meeting For Indigenous People's Day Muskogee
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Century 21 Clinkenbeard Open House
Glow Golf on the Green
Advanced PLC Programming & Troubleshooting
Supervisory Academy I
Microsoft Excel I - An Introductory Course
Muskogee Tobacco Cessation Group
Fire Revival
Margaret Artist Taylor - Citizen of the Arts Award

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:09 AM

A Wagoner police officer shot and killed a man yesterday during an otherwise routine traffic stop, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley requested the OSBI investigate the shooting, which is fairly standard procedure.

About 9:15 a.m., a Wagoner police officer made a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet pickup truck for allegedly driving erratically. The stop was made at 201 South Inola Avenue.

Elisha Edward Kelley, 52, exited his truck and refused to follow verbal commands, according to the officer. Kelley allegedly became aggressive and charged at the officer. The officer fired multiple rounds with his handgun, striking Kelley multiple times. Kelley was transported to Wagoner Community Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The OSBI will investigate the incident and provide the investigation to the District Attorney’s Office to determine whether the shooting was justified. The Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of Kelley’s death.