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Man hospitalized after assaulted at local bar

August 7, 2012

A Poteau mam is free on bond after he beat a man with a pool stick in a case of mistaken identity.
Michael Todd Thompson, 48, of Poteau, was charged with assault and battery with great bodily injury Saturday after he allegedly beat Christopher Thomas, 38, in the head with a pool stick.
According to the arrest report, Thompson believed Thomas was another man who had set his parents rental property on fire. When Thomas left the bar, Thompson followed him and struck him multiple times.

Series of grassfires considered act of arson

August 7, 2012

Monday afternoon fire departments in LeFlore and Haskell County were kept busy after five different grass fires were started along Milton and County Line Road between Bokoshe and McCurtain.
According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, the fires began approximately 3 p.m. and the last reported at 4:40 p.m. Two vehicles, a white Chevy pickup and a white Ford Explorer were seen by witnesses in the area at the time of the fires.

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