Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

Robert Lloyd Cox, 47

Born June 23, 1972

Died May 17, 2020

Leon Gilyard, 77

Born February 8, 1943

Died May 16, 2020

Earnest L. Edwards, Sr., 81

Born February 8, 1939

Died May 16, 2020

Rhunella Lillian Bailey, 83

Born August 9, 1936

Died May 16, 2020

Reverend Dr. Ray K. Gaines, 81

Born July 29, 1938

Died May 12, 2020

Hoy Gene Parson, 78

Born October 15, 1941

Died May 11, 2020

Louise Ward, 91

Born August 25, 1928

Died May 11, 2020

Anna Belle Perry, 82

Born August 16, 1937

Died May 11, 2020


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 1:41 PM

The Muskogee Police Department just sent out this release:

On today’s date at approximately 0735am officers were dispatched to 4700 block of Columbus in reference to shots fired. Dispatch advised that the reporting party stated a dark colored SUV left the area, and a blue car was still parked in the street.

The first officer on scene arrived and saw a subject standing in the road by the blue car with the driver’s side door open. The officer told the subject to step to the back of the car, as he approached the back of the car he threw a gun and took off running north. A foot pursuit ensued and the subject was taken into custody a few blocks away. He was later identified as Corey Rone and transported to the Muskogee Police Department. He is being charged with:

  • Shooting with intent to kill
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of a firearm AFCF (After former conviction of a felony)

The victim’s car received damage from multiple gunshots. There were several shell casing collected from the scene as well as a firearm. Officers received several conflicting statements on scene from witnesses, this appears to be an ongoing dispute between the victim, Matthew Spradlin and suspect Corey Rone. The investigation is ongoing.