Matthew Robert Elliott, 34

Born October 18, 1984

Died January 17, 2019

Alice Jean Ricketts-Culp, 91

Born July 15, 1927

Died January 16, 2019

Charlotte Jackson, 75

Born September 21, 1943

Died January 16, 2019


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Sunday, January 20

Painting with Gwyn 3rd Sunday
Vision Board Workshop
Christian Life Class - Jonah - You Can't Outrun Grace

Monday, January 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Parade & Celebration
Georgia-Pacific Playground - Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Antioch, The Temple of Hope
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019
PS Academy Oklahoma Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course
Semi-Annual Clearance Sale
Act Like Men Study - Don't Waste Your Life

Tuesday, January 22

The Real Okie Movie Night Presents, Pretty in Pink!
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®- Awareness Campaign
LiveLoveCycle Indoor Training
Semi-Annual Clearance Sale

Monday, December 31, 2018, 6:11 AM

A video circulating through social media over the weekend has many Muskogee residents up in arms by depicting Muskogee police officers subduing a man in a wheelchair who claims to be a disabled veteran.

The man, according to police, refused to allow family members to show identification to Walmart employees while trying to buy alcohol. The man “became hostile and created a disturbance,” Officer Lincoln Anderson said, which was when police were called to the scene.

The man refused to identify himself to officers, Anderson said. He was told that if he didn’t provide identification, he would be arrested for obstruction, and still refused to identify himself.

Police told the man he would be arrested for obstruction and that he was trespassing on Walmart property. He was asked to leave Walmart and to get into his own wheelchair from the store’s motorized cart. At that point, Anderson said, the man began to actively resist, including striking a police officer. He was then warned he would be pepper sprayed, but continued resisting.

The man was then pepper sprayed and continued to resist until multiple officers were able to subdue him and put him into handcuffs. He was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee by Muskogee County EMS to be checked for injuries he was claiming to have sustained.

All told, police officers spent 20 minutes trying to convince the man to cooperate before the confrontation became physical.