DEATHS

John Hammans, 62

Born July 23, 1956

Died April 18, 2019

Sharon Jean Long, 69

Born April 10, 1950

Died April 18, 2019

Victor Ivan Clement Jr, 70

Born May 3, 1948

Died April 17, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Saturday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunts at the USS Batfish!
2nd Annual Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt
Free Banjo Clinic! - Earl Scruggs Style
Easter Celebration
JJ Baldwin & Casey West Live @ Max’s Garage
Candy From Heaven Helicopter Candy Drop
The Choice
Women's Professional Basketball Team Tryouts
Harley Tinsley
9th Annual WISH benefit
"Celebrate 420 On Broadway"
Movie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
420 Grand Opening Party
Downtown Muskogee Walking Tour
Oklahoma Open/Concealed Carry Class (OSDA Class)
Chalk it Up with Keya
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Journey To Jesus

Sunday, April 21

Easter At Genesis
Annual Easter Services & Egg Hunt
The Choice
Easter at New Community Church
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Easter Sunday Services
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Home Church of Muskogee Gathering/Discussion
Christian Life Class - Jonah - You Can't Outrun Grace
Young Couples' Class - "Think Differently"
Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 AM
Easter 8:30am Experience
Easter at Eastside
Margaret Artist Taylor - Citizen of the Arts Award
Easter...The Life
Easter Sunday
Easter 11:30am Experience
Easter Sunday!

Monday, April 22

Ceremonial Swearing In: Evelyn Hibbs, Ward 1 City Councilor
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
April Foundations
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019
Financial Fitness at Your Library
Microsoft Excel II - An Intermediate Course
Responsible Beverage Service & Sales Training (RBSS) - Muskogee

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 11:00 AM

A November 2017 drunk driving wreck in Wagoner never got reported anywhere because the driver, Travis Potts, is a police officer in the town.

According to an incident report filed that day, “Travis Potts was intoxicated” while he was driving a pickup truck and failed to negotiate a turn, crashing the truck with a woman and two “small kids” as passengers.

Two Wagoner Police deputy chiefs arrived at the scene and began what several concerned citizens have complained was a coverup. All three passengers told police Potts was driving the truck. Potts was transported to the police department by Deputy Chief Ponds, but was never arrested, nor was he charged for the crime.

Requests for comment from the police department were met with “You are welcome to request any open records you want. No one here is available to answer your questions.”

The non-arrest was not Potts’ first run-in with alcohol and trouble, according to other documents obtained by MuskogeeNOW.com. In 2011, Potts was reported to his military superiors for drinking underage and driving while drunk, according to a report obtained from when he was a lance corporal. His pay was docked and he was suspended in that incident.

Requests for documents related to his non-arrest while driving drunk with three passengers were met with a letter from the city of Wagoner stating “The records either do not exist or are confidential pursuant to OS 24A.7.”

The statute cited in that letter says public records can be kept confidential if they relate to “personnel investigations”, however drunk driving is a public crime, and every other person caught driving drunk — especially after they’ve had a wreck — ends up being arrested and booked for the crime.

Wagoner Police offer no explanations for why the crime was not made public and why Potts was never arrested for it.

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