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, January 12, 2016, 3:09 PM

Kayla Jones
Rachel Jean Stevens
Rachel Stevens and Kayla Jones were arrested today at the Muskogee County Courthouse for child abuse to a 5 year old boy, according to Muskogee Police officer Lincoln Anderson. The case began with a call to see a child in the hospital about inconsistent injuries on December 8. Through the investigation Muskogee Police Investigators determined that over the course of several months the child was abused by Rachel and Kayla, leading to a lengthy stay in the hospital for the child.

When investigators received the call Dec. 8, the investigation began at a Tulsa hospital after the child had been taken to a children’s clinic in Muskogee due to the severity of the child’s condition was referred to a Tulsa hopsital. The child at that time was suffering from lesions on his face, and had begun to have severe seizures, and it was determined that he had several broken bones that were in various stages of the healing process, he has had two strokes during his time in the hospital, and had developed a staph infection. He was later transferred to another hospital because of these same reasons and his health has slowly progressed for the better.

During the course of the investigation it was determined that the child had not been to the doctor in several months, and during the course of interviews of another 5 year old boy and 7 year old girl that were also in the home, more of what had taken place was revealed.

Investigators learned that he would be kicked in the genitals until he was bleeding, struck with belts head and hands, would have his eyes duct taped shut, and would be tied up with rope.

“We are extremely proud of the tireless effort that our investigators put into these cases,” Anderson said. “And without their knowledge, dedication, hard work, and constant effort things like this may never be stopped by the alleged suspects.”

UPDATE: According to the court’s affidavit, the child was beaten so severely that he had multiple broken bones in different stages of healing, but the swelling was so bad that x-rays missed several more broken bones that were revealed later. The child had been tied up, duct taped over the eyes and had been locked in a room. The child had also been hit on the hand with a hammer.

You can read the court documents here.

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