|(Here is the requested article. You may view,
print, download or copy and paste this article with no additional
charge. Please review the copyright guidelines for usage
Claiming to Be Pastor Accused of Raping Boys|
WORLD (FINAL EDITION Edition), Page A22 of
- A man who said he was former pastor was in the
County Jail on Tuesday on charges of rape and
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Sept. 22
Raymond Dewoody, 50, of Crowder. He was
charged with nine
counts of rape and sodomy. Bail was set
Deputies found pornographic magazines and
his home north of McAlester.
ages 14 to 17, allege Dewoody raped and sodomized
sometimes in front of other boys, sometimes while
pornographic movies, authorities say.
Two of the boys met
Dewoody at Ask Creek Church, where Dewoody
was a pastor,
But G.C. Gray of Blocker, the church's
pastor since the
1980s, said Dewoody had never been a
pastor there and was
not a member of the church.
Dewoody also told authorities he is an ordained minister,
according to the sheriff's report.
Reconstruction Gets $5.2 Million Boost
Reconstruction of St. Paul United Methodist Church
$5.2 million lift recently.
The money was an insurance
settlement for the cost of replacing
the building. More
money is coming for the value of the
destroyed by a fire last Christmas Day.
Construction is to
begin as soon as architect Gary Sparks
acceptable to the congregation and church
Sparks' first ideas are to be presented to the
committee Aug. 13.
Construction contracts could be let
this year, and if construction
begins by early March, the
building could be completed in 1993.
call for the sanctuary to be similar to
the structure that
burned, with at least one tower to be
built reminiscent of
the two that framed the church's main
building will probably be designed to seat
600 to 800
Area Man Faces Trial On Molestation Counts
WAGONER - A Tulsa businessman will stand trial in two
Following a preliminary
hearing Monday in Wagoner County
District Court, John
Adrian Morgan, 33, was ordered to stand
trial on nine
counts involving two girls, ages 9 and 11.
lives in Wagoner, denied the charges as well
as a report
that he told Wagoner police he had molested
up to 150
other children. He is being held without bail
Wagoner County jail.
Morgan operates Jani-King Janitor
Service in Tulsa.
Historic Hastings Home Falls Victim
TAHLEQUAH - Fire has destroyed the W.W. Hastings
the former U.S. congressman built in 1889 as a
Hastings, who also was the chief of the
for one day, built the home for his
fiancee, who died before
The home, which
had been declared a historic landmark, was
sold to Raymond
and Jewell Morris in 1979. They were in
Texas when the
house burned early Sunday.
Assistant Fire Chief Bob Adrian
said the blaze apparently
started in a closet. Two-thirds
of the two-story structure,
including some antiques, were
lost, he said.
Inmate Knifed in Fight Released From
McALESTER - An Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate
during a fight in the exercise yard is out of the
and is in a disciplinary unit, a prison official
Another inmate is also in the disciplinary
while a third is recovering in his cell from
a broken nose,
said OSP spokeswoman Lee Mann.
officials continue to investigate what caused the
afternoon fight among the prisoners, who were part
general population. Officers found two homemade knives.
Andrew Tucker, 30, was stabbed in the back and thighs
times, Ms. Mann said. He was taken to McAlester
Health Center when his blood pressure began to
fall, she said.
Tucker has been placed in the E Block,
used for disciplinary
segregation, along with Ezekiel
Davis, 23, who was not injured.
Leon Fowler, 27, was
returned to his cell, Ms. Mann said.
Tucker is serving 20
years for a 1979 robbery conviction
in Oklahoma County;
Fowler is serving 50 years for a 1989
second-degree burglary in Osage County after
previous felony convictions; and Davis is serving
a 1989 first-degree murder conviction in Tulsa
From staff and wire reports
to search results