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Complaint charges have been filed today against Cory Fish, 26, for First Degree Murder receieved from Okmulgee Police and The District 25 Violent Crime Task Force.

An investigator interviewed Fish Friday morning in relation to the disappearance and murder of Joshua Pascale and during that interview Cory Fish confessed to killing Joshua according to Okmulgee Chief Joe Prentice.

Earlier in the investigation, officers had discovered burnt human remains on a rural Okfuskee County property that is owned by Fish's father. Due to that fact that the particular piece of property contains some restricted indian land, investigators enlisted the assistance of an agent from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The FBI was afterwards contacted and processed the crime scene with the medical examiner’s forensic anthropologist. It became clear that the burning of the body had not occurred at that location.

On Monday, investigators executed a search warrant on a piece of property west of Morris that is owned by Fish’s parents. During that search a burn site was located as well as additional human remains consistent with remains from the Okfuskee County site.

A portion of the remains at the Morris site was positively identified by the OSBI fingerprint lab on Thursday as belonging to Joshua Pascale. This morning’s interview was a result of those discoveries.

"There is still a lot of work to do, but this is a major break," said Chief Prentice. "This would not have been possible without the assistance of the Violent Crime Task Force."



Today the exhaustive work of Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office and the newly formed District 25 Violent Crime Task Force investigative work has paid off in the search for the person who held the gun in a Beggs woman's murder that ended in taking her life.

On December 16, members of the District 25 violent crime task, Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department, United States Marshals Service, and Investigators with the Creek County Sheriff’s Department served two arrest warrants for probation violations at 1918 S. Oklahoma in the City of Sapulpa.

Taken into custody on these warrants was Jacob Swift (pictured). This subsequently led to a search warrant being executed at this residence. Upon searching the residence methamphetamines, 2 guns, and a large amount of stolen property from Tulsa County, Creek County, and Okmulgee County was located. Interviews were conducted with a female at this residence and Jacob Swift. JacobSwift

The female interviewed verified that Swift was in Beggs on the night of the Becky Hamilton Homicide. Swift was interviewed and confessed to burglarizing Hamilton’s residence and was present when Becky Hamilton arrived to her home.

Swift told investigators that he did not know Hamilton and had never met her before. Swift stated that he felt trapped and fired shots towards her direction to be able to escape the residence. After Swift’s confession, he was booked into the Creek County Jail on numerous charges including an Okmulgee County Hold for Murder in the First Degree. Items taken from the Becky Hamilton burglary were located inside Swift’s residence.

Information was obtained that led members of the District 25 violent crime task, United States Marshals Service, and Investigators with the Creek County Sheriff’s Department to go to another residence in Sapulpa to look for Justin Felix on an Outstanding Creek County warrant and a firearm that was possible used in the homicide. At this residence, Investigators located trafficking amounts of methamphetamine and a loaded shotgun. Felix was taken into custody.

Information was obtained that led members of the District 25 violent crime task, United States Marshals Service, Investigators with the Creek County Sheriff’s Department and Officers with the Tulsa Police Department to go to another residence in Tulsa. Upon arriving at this residence, a search warrant was executed. Upon searching this residence four firearms, U.S. Currency, and trafficking amounts of methamphetamine were seized. Two males and a female were taken into custody at this residence. One of the firearms recovered here is a 9mm pistol that investigators were interested in.

Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice made the request for the Violent Crime Task Force to be activated in the investigation of this homicide.

"This is the true concept of what 'team' is all about, because without any one of us, the puzzle would not have been put together. It was a complete team effort and each piece fell into place and painted a picture for us. Because of this we were able to put Jacob Swift behind bars," said Robert Frost, Violent Crime Task Force Investigator.

As a result, over a dozen officers from approximately 7 different agencies have spent numerous hours investigating this crime. A total of 10 Search Warrants have been executed and over 70 interviews have been conducted. A press release from the Okmulgee  "The expertise, effort and hard work of these officers have been absolutely essential in developing the facts in this case."

"Though I wish something like this had never occured in the first place, it has been a rewarding day to finally give some answers to Becky's family," said Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice. "It was a good day in law enforcement to deliver this news."


Whitney Symone Brown, 27, a former employee of Okmulgee Terrace faces charges after she reportedly abused a resident there.

Okmulgee Terrace located in Okmulgee is an assisted living facility for the for developmentally disabled, where Brown worked as a care aide.

An initial affidavit said Brown had an altercation with a resident  and pushed the person out of a shower room and onto the floor, causing the individual to hit their head.  Employees said Brown kicked the resident while she laid on the floor.

Brown is charged with one count of abuse by caretaker and if convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.


Okmulgee Police and The District 25 Violent Crime Task Force has identified a person of interest in connection with the murder investigation related to the recently discovered human remains.

Investigators have reason to believe that Deanna Jones, 35, has information regarding the murder. Jones has also used the last names of Gutierrez, and Phillips. Okmulgee County District Court has issued a Material Witness Warrant for Jones. She is reportedly in the company of 35 year old Robert Jason Jones, her husband. Robert Jones is also wanted on a probation violation.

Anyone with information regarding either of the Jones’ whereabouts is asked to contact Okmulgee Police at 918-756-3511 or their local law enforcement agency.


The Okmulgee Police Department with the assistance of the District 25 Violent Crime Task Force continues to investigate the disappearance of Joshua Pascale. Pascale was last seen Nov. 21 getting into a vehicle in west Okmulgee. Although investigators have not been able to confirm it, the vehicle may have been a maroon Chrysler 300.

During the course of the investigation, officers searched two rural locations where they discovered human remains. Remains from a single individual were discovered at both locations.

No identification has been made and the remains were transported to the Medical Examiner for examination and identification. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death although the discoveries are being investigated as a homicide.

Investigators are not speculating as to the identity of the remains. Additional information is not being released to protect the ongoing investigation.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Josh Pascale, they are asked to contact the Okmulgee Police Department at 918-756-3511.

Thursday, 10 December 2015 11:11

Okmulgee Police Blotter Dec. 1 through 9

Dec. 1

Steven Rooks (45) arrested for Domestic Violence By Strangulation.
Megan White (26) cited for Disturbing the Peace.

Dec. 2

Deanna Jones (37) arrested for Okmulgee Co. Warrant.
Cory Fish (26) arrested for Okmulgee Co. Warrants.

Dec. 3

Stephanie Deo (22) cited for Disturbing the Peace.

Dec. 4

Adam Kaser (28) arrested for Okmulgee Co. Warrant, Filing a False Police Report, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Amber Mitchell (28) arrested for Okmulgee Co. Warrant and Filing a False Police Report.

Dec. 5

Linsey Maddux (34) arrested for Defective Equipment, No Insurance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Prescription Medication Without a Prescription, and Possession of CDS (Meth).
Nathan Cole (27) arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of CDS (Meth).
Stanley Thomas (49) arrested for Driving Left of Center, Defective Equipment, No Insurance, Operating Motor Vehicle Without Valid Driver's License, Possession of CDS, and Transporting an Open Container.
Danae Bible (27) arrested for Possession of CDS in the Presence of a Minor and Possession of CDS Within 1000 Feet of an Elementary School.

Dec. 7

Neal Foltz (54) arrested for Public Intoxication.

Dec. 8

Donna Conway (63) arrested for Public Intoxication.

Dec. 9

Tamu Haygood (41) cited for Petit Larceny.

On Tuesday Dec. 8, the Dewar police received a report of a possible kidnapping and the victim had just escaped his captures. The victim eventually made contact with Dewar Police who in turn, contacted the District 25 Violent Crime Task Force. Once the Task Force officers were activated, they converged on the city of Dewar.

After a briefing with the victim, the Task Force obtained two search warrants for two different location within the city limits of Dewar. During the day long investigation, Task Force officers arrested five individuals connected to the kidnapping. In addition, the Task Force officers located and recovered a stolen vehicle out of Tulsa and a small amount of methamphetamine.

Those arrested in connection with the kidnapping were:

Frankie Stalik (26) Dewar, Ok

Logan Delso (23) Dewar, Ok

Richard Lytch (46) Henryetta, Ok

Joseph Cummings (26) Grayson, Ok

Warren Hancock (20) Henryetta, Ok

The circumstances that initiated the alleged kidnapping are still unclear.

"Events that occurred during the kidnapping were very bizarre" District 25 Chief Robert Frost said.

"The victim was tied to a chair and placed on top of plastic. The victim was held for hours as his captures assaulted and threatened the victim."

During the event, knives were held on the victim and his family was threatened with murder. After one of the assailants had left, another made the victim clean the fish tank and do the dirty dishes in the house.

"In 32 years, I have never seen a more bizarre case than this," Frost said.

Interim Dewar Police Chief Paul Brown thanked the Task Force for their quick response and quick action in locating, interviewing and arresting the suspects.

The District 25 Violent Crimes Task Force is a relatively new team formed in Okmulgee and Mcintosh county to investigate and build cases concerning violent crimes. The team is made up of investigators from the District 25 DA Investigators, Okmulgee Police Department, Okmulgee County Sheriff, Henryetta Police Department, Checotah Police Department and Eufaula Police Department.

U.S. 75 just north of Preston in Okmulgee County was closed in the southbound lanes about 10:20 Wednesday due to a collision involving a tractor-trailer rig Wednesday morning.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report both lanes were closed and one lane reopened about an hour later. Traffic was diverted to Highway 16 durin that time.  Both lanes were re-opened later that evening.



The Okmulgee Police Department have called in the assistance of the District 25 Violent Crime Task Force after receiving a missing person report involving Joshua Pascale, 41, on Sunday.

Chief Joe Prentice said that currently there are approximately 11 investigators following up leads.

Pascale was last seen Nov. 21 getting into a vehicle in west Okmulgee. Although investigators have not been able to confirm it, the vehicle may have been a maroon Chrysler 300.

Attempts to contact Josh on his cell phone have so far been unsuccessful.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Josh Pascale, they are asked to contact the Okmulgee Police Department at 918-756-3511.


Above photo provided by police was taken in 2009.

A one person injury collision happened today shortly after 7 a.m. as reported by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  The accident happened on Gun Club Rd, 200 feet east of Skyline Drive one and one half miles east of Okmulgee, in Okmulgee County.

Casey Camp, white female age 27 of Morris was driving a 2006 Ford Focus, eastbound on Gun Club Rd. when she lost control and and ran off the road to the right, struck a ditch and rolled over one time, hitting a fence. Camp was partially ejected out of the passenger side window. She was transported by Life Flight to St John Hospital in Tulsa and was admitted in stable condition with trunk internal and external injuries, as well as upper and lower limb injuries.

According to the report the condition of driver was listed as having an odor of alcohol and the cause of the collision was speed. Seatbelts were equipped but not in use. The report said the road was dry and weather was clear.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Brad Giulioli B418 of Okmulgee County Detachment of Troop B.

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