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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Friday, December 27, 2019, 8:00 AM

WARNING: This story contains graphic depictions of sexual assault.

Porum Assistant Police Chief David Kash has been charged in Muskogee County District Court with two felony counts of child sexual abuse stemming from incidents occurring between September and December of this year.

According to a report filed by the OSBI investigator, Kash’s wife called 911 after two juveniles reported to family members that Kash had sexually assaulted them over a period of several months.

Kash also is alleged to have recorded the incidents on his cell phone.

A sexual assault nurse examination found injuries to one of the children consistent with child sexual abuse.

Kash is alleged to have admitted to the OSBI investigator that he began sexually abusing the children in September, and described instances of receiving oral sex from both children. He further allegedly detailed instances of him vaginally manipulating one of the children.