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Security guard who shot Tulsa teen charged with drug possession

The security guard who shot and paralyzed a man earlier this year following an encounter at a south Tulsa apartment complex was charged Friday with possessing marijuana at the time of the shooting.

Ricky Stone, according to police documents, admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in a backpack inside his pickup the night he shot Monroe Bird through the neck. Bird, who was inside the car with a 15-year-old female friend when he was shot, crashed his car into a tree.

Legendary Oklahoma lawman finally about to get his due

Bass Reeves was born in Texas but later lived and died in Muskogee. He’s one of the most little-known heroes of the 19th century: an escaped slave who became a deputy marshal and arrested more than 3,000 felons, eventually retiring as a Muskogee Police Department officer in 1909.

Security guard found with weed when he shot and paralyzed Tulsa man

The security guard who shot and paralyzed a 21-year-old man earlier this year had marijuana in his truck at the time of the shooting, police records provided to The Frontier show.

Ricky Leroy Stone shot at Monroe Bird III three times on Feb. 4, when Bird drove away from a confrontation at a south Tulsa apartment complex.

Reports allege racism, sexual misconduct in jail under Major

Major Tom Huckeby once likened the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office to a “paramilitary” operation, imbued with strong discipline and order.

But in court records and internal reports, others painted a far different picture: one where supervisors in the Tulsa Jail labeled black employees “N” in personnel files, Huckeby and others allegedly had “rampant sex” with co-workers and black inmates were assaulted for sport.

Meanwhile, supervisors at all levels in the Sheriff’s Office said they feared Huckeby — then a captain who appeared to enjoy the favor of Sheriff Stanley Glanz.