Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:54 am

A Senate Review by Senator Ron Justice

Our committee agendas were full this week as work picked up on the hundreds of bills we have to consider by the 25th. We met briefly in the Senate Chamber to welcome guests from around the state including several sports teams who won their state championships. It's always a privilege to get to meet and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our students and other citizens.

I'm not on the Finance Committee but I know that they were hard at work considering and approving several bills dealing with tax credits and incentives. Again, our state provides $1.7 billion in tax credits and economic incentives. Given the state of our economy and state revenues, it is important that we take time to evaluate these credits and incentives to ensure that they are benefitting our state or just to simply put them on hold for a couple of years until our state recovers financially and we can afford to provide them again.

The treasurer's office announced last week that Gross Receipts to the Treasury in January dropped the most they have in more than five years. January collections were nearly $150 million or 13 percent lower than January 2015 collections - making it the first double-digit percentage reduction in monthly gross receipts since the treasurer's office began tracking them in March 2010.

Every major revenue stream has decreased in the past year. As you know, the oil and gas industry is our biggest source of revenue, and collections from oil and natural gas gross production are off by more than 50 percent. The industry's downturn is also negatively impacting income, sales and motor vehicle tax collections. Hopefully, that industry will recover soon and boost our state's economy back up.

The State Equalization Board will be certifying the final revenue numbers this week that will be used by the legislature to create the upcoming budget. We've been told that they will consider certifying just over $5.85 billion in revenues for FY'17 appropriations. This is $1.1 billion, or 15.9 percent, less than the FY'16 budget. However, if these are the revenue figures then the state will actually be facing a $1.3 billion revenue shortfall, which is 19.1 percent less than was available last year. Whereas the governor made her budget proposal based on a $900.8 million revenue shortfall, the legislature has to use these updated revenue figures.

On a brighter note, did you know there is $585 million in unclaimed property in Oklahoma that is held by the state Treasurer's office? The agency just launched a new website to make it easier for citizens to find and claim their unclaimed property. The website is www.OKTreasure.com. All you need to enter to see if you have anything is your full name and city of residence or if you've moved multiple times you can just enter your name. If you do have property, you will be asked to verify with the treasurer's office your social security number and provide a copy of your drivers' license. It's as simple as that. There are currently 900,000 Oklahomans who have property waiting to be claimed.

The property can be for an individual or a business. Businesses that lose track of people to whom they owe money are required to submit the funds, along with the names and last-known addresses of the owners, to the treasurer's unclaimed property program. Unclaimed property includes old paychecks, bank accounts, royalties, security deposits, rebates, stocks and bonds as well as contents of safe deposit boxes.

One of the major problems with property is the owners are deceased. Should you find a member of your family on the list who is deceased, their heirs can claim the property. To find out what information an heir needs to provide, please call the treasurer's office at 405-521-4273 or email them at Unclaimed@treasurer.ok.gov.

To contact me at the Capitol, please write to Senator Ron Justice, State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Room 526, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105, email me at justice@oksenate.gov, or call (405) 521-5537.

Filed under: Politics

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:11 pm

Please find attached herewith the charging documents, affidavits and the warrant filed today in Caddo County against Kaleb Knipp and Christian Rolon-Medina for the death of Bradley Bohay. Medina is in custody and expected to appear before Special District Judge David Stephens tomorrow, February 11, 2016. There is a warrant outstanding for Kaleb Knipp at this time. Any information about the location of Knipp at this time should be forwarded to your local law enforcement agency. Knipp should be considered armed and dangerous.

Jason M. Hicks

District Attorney

Sixth Prosecutorial District

Caddo, Grady, Stephens & Jefferson Counties

State of Oklahoma

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA SITTING

IN AND FOR CADDO COUNTY THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.

Plaintiff, vs. Case No. CF-2016

CADDO v CO.

KALEB AARON KNIPP ISSUED

Defendant(s).

FELONY WARRANT

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, COUNTY OF CADDO, TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to forthwith arrest and take said KALEB AARON KNIPP into custody for the offense of:

COUNT 1: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE - DELIBERATE INTENT, a FELONY 21 O.S. 701.1(A),

And bring him before me or some other Magistrate having cognizance of the case, to be dealt with according to law. You are further directed to execute this writ or warrant either in daytime or nighttime.

Bond for the release of the above named defendant, to guarantee said defendant's appearance in all the Court's proceedings herein, be and the same is hereby fixed e sum of $__________ until the further

Order of the Court,

Date this 10 day of February 2016

OFFICER'S REPORT

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, COUNTY OF CADDO

Received the within writ on the______ day of ____________________ and executed the same by taking into custody Kaleb Aaron Knipp and presenting him before the court this ____Day of_______.

Law Enforcement Officer

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR CADDO COUNTY

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Plaintiff Caddo FILED VS. FEB 10 2016

Christian Rolon-Medina DEFENDANT(S)

At______ O'CLOCK

Patti Barger, Court Clerk

By________ Deputy

AFFIDAVIT FOR ARREST

THE UNDERSIGNED UPON OATH DEPOSES AND STATES AS FOLLOWS TO WIT: Your Affiant is Capt. Dwaine Miller, a qualified and authorized peace officer with over 24 years of experience and currently employed with the Anadarko Police Department and has been so employed since September 1991, as a full-time Police officer. Your affiant therefore states that:

On February 7, 2016, at around 2011 hrs,, Anadarko Police Sgt. James Howard was dispatched to the 400 blk. of East Texas In reference to a report of shots fired in that area. When Sgt. Howard arrived, he found the victim, Bradley Bohay, laying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. EMS was dispatched and Bohay was taken to the Physicians Hospital Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead.Det. Richardson and I spoke with Aubrey Bert who advised that she had taken her sister Natalia and the victim, Bradley Bohay to sell some morphine tablets to Kaleb Knlpp and Christian Rolon-Medina. According to Aubrey, they located Knipp and Medina in the 400 block of east Texas and pulled up beside them. Aubrey went on to say that Bohay was speaking with Knipp and Medina from the backseat of the car. Medina asked Bohay if he could see the pill to identify them. As Bohay was handing them the pills, Knipp and Medina grabbed the pills and started running south down a drainage culvert. Bohay got out of the vehide and began to chase after Knipp and Medina. Aubrey stated that she then heard what sounded like "a firecracker". According to Aubrey, that's when Natalia got out of the car and ran to see if Bohay was okay. Aubrey stated that she waited in the car for a few minutes and that's when Natalia came running back and said that Bohay had been shot. Aubrey said that Knipp was wearing jeans and a gray hoodie and Medina was wearing a "greenish-blue shirt".

Det. Richardson spoke with Natalia Edge who stated that she, along with Aubrey Bert and Bradley Bohay, was "doing a drug exchange with morphine when Bohay was showing the

morphine pills to Knipp. According to Edge, Knipp started counting money and was about to give Bohay the money. Rather than giving Bohay the money, Knipp "snatched" the p1k out of Bohay's hand and ran. Edge went onto say that Bohay got out of the car and began to chase after Knipp. Edge said that she heard the "sound of fireworks" and got out of the car to check on Bohay. That is when she learned that Bohay had been shot. Edge stated that during the incident, Medina was present with Knipp. I spoke with l(ota Krupp, who told me at around 2100 urs., she received a text message from her son, Kaleb, who told her that he had changed his phone number "because it's hot".

Kola stated that she called Kaleb at around 2145, because she had people asking her why the police were at her house. According to Kola, Kaleb told her that he was on his way home from Owckasha and that when he got home he would tell her what was going on. KoLa stated that when she last saw Kaleb, he was wearing a "gray sweatshirt hoodie" with "no blood on it".A search warrant was obtained for 301 East Colorado, which is known to be the residence of Kaleb Knipp. In the southwest bedroom of the residence along the west wall, officers located a gray sweater with a red substance, which appeared to be blood, on the sleeve. This sweater was consistent with the description, given by witnesses, of the sweater which Kaleb Knipp had been wearing.Det. Richardson interviewed Stephen Jones who lives at 501 East Kentucky tri Anadarko. Stephen said that he received a call from Kaleb asking him (Stephen) to pick him up. Stephen picked Kaleb up and took him to his (Stephen) residence. Stephen said that Kaleb was scared and asked Stephen what he should do. According to Stephen, he asked Kaleb where Christian

was and he told Kaleb that Christian went to "the city". Stephen said that while he was talking to Kaleb, Kaleb was communicating with Garret Cooper, arrangIng for Cooper to pick him up. Stephen said that he asked Kaleb what happened and Kaleb told him that Christian was going to sell some pills to Bohay, but Bohay tried to steal them and run away but Christian instead shot Bohay.

On January 9,, 2016 I interviewed Angel Martinez. Angel told me that he was outside his residence, 309 East Texas in Anadarko, when he observed two subjects standing across the street by the culvert. According to Angel, he saw a "red SUV" drive up to the two subjects and

park in the street with its headlights on. Angel said he saw a male subject, later identified as the victim, get out of the back seat of the 511V and an altercation ensued. Angel told me that during the altercation he recognized the face of one of the two subjects, who were initially standing by the culvert, as "Christian". It should be noted that there is a streetlight illuminating

the area where altercation was taking place. Angel told me that he observed Either Christian or the person who was with him grab the shirt of the victim. The victim then pulled away and ran south down the culvert with Christian and the other subject chasing him. A short time Later, Angel heard a gunshot. Angel said he went to the area where he heard the gunshot and found the victim laying on the ground with a girl holding his hand. Angel told me that he asked the victim who shot him and the girl said "Christian and Kaleb".Based on Your Affiant's training and experience and the facts stated within this affidavit It Is the belief of Your Affiant that the defendant (s) did commit the crime of:

Title 21 0.5 701.7 Murder In The First Degree

BASED ON THIS INFORMATION, THE UNDERSIGNED PRAYS THAT THIS HONORABLE COURT ISSUE A FINDING OF FACT THAT PROBABLE CAUSE EXISTS TO BELIEVE THAT A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED AND THAT THERE IS PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THE DEFENDANT (S) ABOVE COMMITTED THAT CRIME.

DWAINE MILLER, AFFIANT NOTARY PUBIC FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE THE UNDERSIGNED JUDGE OF THIS COURT, UPON SWORN TESTIMONY AND/OR AFFIDAVIT, HEREBY DETERMINES THERE TO BE PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST/DETAIN THE DEFENDANT (S).

JUDGE, DISTRICT COURT OF CADDO COUNTY, OKLAHOMA IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA SITTING IN AND FOR CADDO COUNTY

COUNT 1: MUFWLR IN THE FIRST DEGREE - DELIBERATE INTENT 21 O.S. 701.7(A), a FELONY

STATE OF OKLAHOMA COUNTY 0F CADDO:

I, Jason M Hicks, the undersigned District Attorney of said County. in the name and by the authority of the State of Oklahoma, give formation than in said County of Caddo and in the State of Oklahoma

KALEB AARON KNIPP acting conjointly and in concert with CHRISTIAN DRAKE ROLON-MEDINA did then and there unlawfully, willfully, knowingly and wrongfully commit the Crime(s) of

COUNT 1: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE - DELIBERATE INTENT - a FElONY. on or about the 7th day of February, 2016 in Caddo County. Oklahoma by unlawfully and with malice aforethought causing the death of another human being, to-wit Bradley Bohay by inflicting certain mortal wounds, to-wit: a gunshot wound to the chest of Bradley Bohay did in fact die as the result of the wounds inflicted by Christian Drake Rolon-Medina and Kaleb Aaron Knipp

This crime is punishable by death, or imprisonment for life without parole THE STATE OF 04 OKLAHOMA,Plaintiff,

vs.KALEB AARON KNIPP Defendant(s).

COUNT 1: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE - DELIBERATE INTENT -21 O.S. 701.7(A), a FELONY STATE OF OKLAHOMA, COUNTY OF CADDO:

I, Jason M. Hicks, the undersigned District Attorney of said County, in the name and by the authority of the State of Oklahoma, give information that in said County of Caddo and in the State of Oklahoma,

CHRISTIAN DRAKE ROLON-MEDINA acting conjointly and in concert with KALEB AARON KNIPP. chd

then and there unlawfully, willfully, knowingly and wrongfully commit the crime(s) of.

COUNT 1: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE - DELIBERATE INTENT - a FELONY, on oc about the 7th day of February, 2016, in Caddo County. Oklahoma by unlawfully and with malice aforeThought causing the death of another human being. to-wit Bradley Bohay by inflicting certain mortal wounds, to-wit a gunshot wound to the chest of Bradley Bohay did in fact de as a result of the wounds inflicted by Christian DrakeRolon-Medina and Kaleb Aaron Knipp.

This crime is punishable by death, imprisonment for life. or imprisonment for life without parole.

Filed under: Local Crime

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:20 pm

2/10/2016 07:16 Arrest 2000 Block West Georgia Ave

Christopher Ladd was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Driving Under the Influence of any intoxicating substance, failure to keep Right and Fail to Comply with Compulsory Insurance Law.

11:00 Arrest E US Hwy 62

Tracy Bryant was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence, of any Intoxicant, Failure to Keep Right, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Privilege is Suspended and Failure to Comply with Compulsory Insurance Law.

15:44 Larceny 400 Block W Alabama

A larceny report was taken.

2/11/2016 :55 Arrest 500 Block W Chickasha Ave

Tommy Overstreet was arrested for a Grady County warrant, Possession of CDS, Unlawful Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of CDS (Schedule 4)

Filed under: Crime

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:37 am

February Meeting

Grady County Republicans meet Thursday February 18th

This month Oklahoma State Senator Ron Justice will speak about the current legislative session and the issues that are being worked this year.

Our meeting is at the Canadian Valley Technology Center (Vo-Tech) in Chickasha at 1401 Michigan Avenue. The meeting is in the Seminar Center Building in Classrooms 1&2 near the West Entrance and will start at 6:30 pm on Thursday February 18th.

Dwain Sehon

Copyright 2014, Grady County Republican Party, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 241, Chickasha, OK 73023-0241

Email: gradygop.1@gmail.com

Facebook: Grady County Republican Party


Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:21 am

It's CHOCOLATE time and you are invited! The 4th annual Chocolate Celebration, sponsored by the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library, is Thursday, February 11, 2016. It will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Epworth Church Life Center at 4th and Iowa in Chickasha.

Look for the decorations in the north parking lot area which will show you the way to the CHOCOLATE!

This year there are 19 tables of delicious individual servings of chocolate treats, as well as tables of baked items for sale.

A ticket is $6 and entitles the guest to select six individual chocolate dessert items from the table sponsors.

A few tickets may be available at the door, but to ensure you get CHOCOLATE, please purchase a ticket by February 10. Tickets are available at the Library and from Friends of the Chickasha Public Library and the Table Sponsors.

The 19 table sponsors providing desserts include the AAUW, Altrusa Club of Chickasha, Barbara's Beauty Boutique, Chickasha Area Arts Council, Chickasha Community Theater, Chickasha Kiwanis Club, City of Chickasha Executive Team, First National Bank and Trust Company, GMH Auxiliary, Inspirational SCENTsations, Junior Social Workers, Lucile and Blue Bonnet OHCE, Noble Brother Tee's, P.E.O. Chapter FV, Rusty and Melissa, State Representative David Perryman, Story Time Moms and Friends, Sweet Creations and Triple C's (Christy, Cassidy, Chandra).

Corporate Gold Sponsors for the 4th annual Chocolate Celebration are Arvest Bank, Century 21/Mosley Agency, Chickasha Rotary Club, First National Bank and Trust Company, PEO Chapter CR, and Standley Systems; Silver Sponsors include Liberty National Bank, Chickasha Optimists and PEO Chapter DV.

The 4th annual Chocolate Celebration booklet of favorite 'Chocolate Recipes' will be available for purchase, as well as the opportunity to become a member of the Friends of the Chickasha Public Library for only $5. New Friends members will receive a special gift.

Proceeds from the Chocolate Celebration will be used to continue renovations in the Children's Area of the Library and to help purchase a new microfilm machine for the Chickasha Public Library.

Contact info: Library 222-6075 and Angie 779-6969.


Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:17 am

Members of P.E.O. Chapter FV will meet in the Epworth Church Parlor on Monday, February 15, 2016.

The social time begins at 6:30 pm with the business meeting following at 7:00 pm. Hostess is Sallie Pittman with Suzan Colvin, Suzi Stewart and Diana White serving as co-hostesses.

The President's Letter will be read by Sallie Pittman. Dues for 2016-17 will be collected.

A report is to be given by the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Committee, including Chair Jacquie Buser, Donna Ohl and Beverly Sorrels.

Nancy Smith will have the program entitled 'Founders and Famous P.E.O.s: Keys to P.E.O.'s Success'.

Members are reminded to bring items for FV's International Peace Scholar Tumelo Matlwa, a student in New York.

Chapter FV's officers for 2015-16 are Sallie Pittman, Louise Vander Lugt, Nancy Smith, Angie Lewis, Deb Porras, Diana White and Suzan Colvin.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate each other to achieve their highest aspirations.

The theme for 2015-16 is 'P.E.O.: Key to the Future'.

Filed under: Local

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:16 am

2/9/16 1844 hours Driving with a Suspended, Revoked 800 block W Missouri 16003844

A traffic stop resulted in driver Latosha Frizell DOB 8/26/1975 being arrested for Driving with Suspended license. Sue Williams DOB 5/3/1961 arrived to get vehicle and it was discovered she had an outstanding warrant out of Grady County. Latosha was bonded out and Sue was booked into the jail.

Filed under: Crime

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:15 am

Last night Mayor Hank Ross spoke to students during USAO's annual Leadership Conference. He addressed the importance of community involvement as well as leadership skills and having passion for causes you believe in.

Filed under: Local

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:06 am

OKLAHOMA CITY - One state legislator is teed off about a proposal to exempt Oklahoma from the federal observance of daylight saving time. But a majority of a House panel believes DST has outlived its usefulness and favors year-round clock consistency.

House Bill 2557 by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, received a "do pass" recommendation on a 4-3 vote Wednesday by the House Committee on State and Federal Relations. Rep. Steve Kouplen, D-Beggs, filed an identical measure, House Bill 2853, but scuttled it in favor of Wright's bill.

Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, presented HB 2557 on behalf of Wright, who had another commitment. If DST were repealed in Oklahoma, clocks would "stay the way they are right now instead of 'springing forward'," Russ explained. "We're trying to be consistent." Dusk in the summer would arrive about 8:00-8:30 p.m. instead of 9:00-9:30 p.m., he said.

However, "We'd see daybreak about 4 a.m.," said Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore. "We would be out of step, or out of time, with most of the rest of the country" if HB 2557 is enacted, he said. And Oklahoma companies might encounter problems in their dealings with businesses in other states and foreign nations, because of time conflicts, he suggested.

Daylight saving time is the practice of setting clocks forward by one hour during the warmer part of the year, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.

"We'd get the same amount of daylight" in a 24-hour period if DST were repealed, said Rep. Ken Walker, R-Tulsa.

But Rep. Sally Kern maintained that, "Some people would prefer to have daylight in the evening" rather than in the morning. "Thousands of people play golf after work," she asserted. "I think this would have a huge economic impact on golf courses and other businesses, and would impact a lot of people," said Kern, R-Oklahoma City.

Abandoning DST also would have an effect on farmers and children who ride buses to school, the committee was reminded.

Kouplen said he filed his bill to abandon DST because of several requests from constituents, and for medical reasons. Research has shown an increase in heart attacks and traffic accidents in the days immediately after clocks are pushed forward one hour each spring. Advancing the clock forward for DST results in the loss of an hour of sleep on the morning after the change, and it disrupts the body's circadian (biological) rhythm.

Daylight saving time has had an erratic history in the United States.

Germany was the first nation to observe DST, in 1916 during World War I, in an effort to conserve fuel. The United States adopted the practice in 1918; however, DST was unpopular and Congress abolished it after the war. The practice of DST resumed in 1942, after the outbreak of World War II, and continued until September 1945, shortly after the war ended.

For the next two decades, until 1966, there was no federal law on DST, so localities had the option of choosing when it began and ended or dropping it entirely.

By 1962 the transportation industry found the lack of consistency confusing enough to press for renewed federal regulation of DST. Starting in 1967, the Uniform Time Act mandated standard time within the established time zones and provided for advanced time: clocks would be advanced one hour on the last Sunday in April and turned back one hour on the last Sunday in October.

Congress, in an effort to conserve fuel during the 1973 oil embargo by the Arab Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), enacted a trial period of year-round DST, which started in January 1974 and ended in April 1975. When the trial ended, the nation returned to observing summer DST.

In 1986, Congress amended the Uniform Time Act by changing the beginning of DST to the first Sunday in April and ending on the last Sunday in October. Effective in 2007, DST begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

Moving a state onto or off of DST requires legal action at the state level, either by legislation or a governor's executive order. A state may exempt itself from DST, but if a state decides to embrace DST its dates of observance must comply with the federal legislation.

Despite common misconception, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin did not actually propose daylight saving time; 18th century Europe did not even keep precise schedules. Modern DST was first proposed in 1895 by a New Zealand entomologist whose shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects and led him to value after-hours daylight.

Filed under: Politics

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 2:58 pm

GCFD Pioneer station, command along with Chickasha EMS and Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers were summoned to the intersection of 277 and CS 2760 around 0627 this morning.

The initial call reported a two vehicle accident with one person trapped. Upon arrival this was indeed the case.

A westbound oilfield service truck belonging to kIaser Francis operated by Weyman Fulton collided with a small 4 door sedan operated by Carrie Bishop traveling Southbound on CS 2760 failed to yield at the stop sign.

Mr Fulton was treated by Chickasha EMS at the scene then released with minor injuries.

Ms. Bishop was pinned in her vehicle approximately 25 minutes and was extricated by firefighters from GCFD Pioneer Station. She was then transported to Grady Memorial for treatment then transferred to OU Medical Center with leg, trunk interal, arm and head injuries and admitted in critical condition

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