Gary Michael "Mike" Rogers II, 49

Born July 15, 1969

Died August 18, 2018

Rochelle Marie Thomas, 62

Born February 5, 1956

Died May 24, 2018

Hattie Coleman, 95

Born September 4, 1922

Died May 23, 2018


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David Cargill and John Simpson play

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Stevens Family at Cornerstone Church
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:08 AM

Seth Ragsdale

Seth Ragsdale, son of the former agriculture teacher at Muskogee High School, Bruce Ragsdale, has been charged with cruelty to animals after almost two dozen cows in his care starved to death, according to law enforcement sources.

A Muskogee County deputy noticed the dead cows “lined up” at the ranch, half a mile east of Two-Mile Road, according to an affidavit filed with the case, and other cows laying around as well.

“There were several other cows that were in poor shape and could not stand up,” the deputy reported.

Bruce Ragsdale had entrusted the care of the cows to Seth while he and his wife were away, according to law enforcement, but Ragsdale neglected to make sure the cows were fed. By the time officers arrived at the ranch in Fort Gibson, 20 cows were dead. Officials seized 35 more cows, and three more died while they were in official custody.

The rest were returned to Bruce Ragsdale under condition that they not be placed back in Seth’s care.

The charges were filed against Seth yesterday.