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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


08/02/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Agents Investigate Cherokee County Assault on Two Men

OSBI agents are investigating two men who were badly beaten either Thursday night or sometime Friday in rural Cherokee County. The sheriff’s office requested OSBI assistance Friday evening (8/3/2012) after Owen White (d.o.b. 8/30/1960) was transported to the Tahlequah City Hospital for treatment for wounds to his head. He was then sent to a Tulsa-area hospital for treatment. Police went to his home at 19885 E. 765 Road in Tahlequah to investigate and found Charles Shade (d.o.b. 3/9/1963) who had also been physically assaulted. Shade was taken to the hospital and later released. White remains hospitalized.

If anyone has information about this assault or saw either man Thursday evening or Friday, please call the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017 or the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department at 1-918-456-2583.