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Drug charge filed after Kansas man arrested at casino
MIAMI, Okla. - A Parsons, Kan., man was charged Thursday after his arrest at a casino for alleged drug possession and attempting to sell a controlled substance.
Richard Jack Rumbaugh, 35, is charged with possession of a hydrocodone, a controlled substance, with attempt to sell.
Rumbaugh allegedly approached off-duty security guard Eric Bradshaw at the Bordertown Casino near Seneca, Mo., in Ottawa County on Tuesday and offered to sell him "some pills," according to a police report. Bradshaw reported that he took the man to the security office and contacted tribal police.
According to reports, Rumbaugh was spotted on videotape removing something from his pocket, throwing it into the trash and pouring coffee on it. Officers reported that they searched the trash and found 10 blue pills that were identified as hydrocodone.
Rumbaugh was in custody at the Ottawa County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. Authorities said he also had an outstanding warrant for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute stemming from a 2002 incident.
Three jail inmates facing charges of assaulting guard
MIAMI, Okla. - Three Ottawa County inmates have been charged with assaulting a sheriff's deputy, court officials said Thursday.
Thomas Patrick Webb, 36, Mark Edward Smith, 33, and Steven Wayne Mortell, 31, were charged this week in Ottawa County District Court with one count of assault and battery upon a police officer, a felony.
An information sheet alleges that the three men pushed Deputy Patrick Garrett in the chest on May 10 and tried to incite another inmate to injure Garrett.
Garrett was not injured in the disturbance, said sheriff's Capt. Bob Ernst.
"It was more of wrestling and shoving that got out of hand," Ernst said.
Ernst said the inmates were being unruly and disruptive. They were being locked down for their behavior, and they got mad, he said.
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