Four Men Arrested In Connection To Oologah Lake Assault

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 7:21 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

A woman says she and her family were attacked for no reason by a group of men this summer at Lake Oologah.

The Rogers County Sheriff's Office has now made some arrests in connection with the attack.

Four suspects are now facing misdemeanor assault and battery charges, but the family is still looking for answers.

Jerica Scullawl-Gates says June 26th should have been a fun day at the lake with her son and two of his friends. Instead, she said it turned violent.

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"Gonna go swimming. It was hot," she said. "I had the fat lip thing going on for a day or two."

Scullawl-Gates says two men on a Sea-Doo sprayed water on her family and got too close to shore.

"It's bullying to the extreme," she said.

After someone in her group yelled for them to stop, she said the men left and came back with more friends - this time, getting physical with her, her son and his friends.

"And he throws punches over his shoulders like this, and he's taking me across the nose," Scullawl-Gates said. "You shouldn't have hooligans coming across the lake to your picnic site to pick on you."

The Rogers County Sheriff's Office arrested Donald Mincey, Bruce Smith, Clayton Legates and Thomas Smith, who served time for second-degree murder and was released from prison in March of this year.

All have bonded out of jail, and Legates appeared in court Thursday.

Rogers County Sheriff, Scott Walton said, "Every day that someone like Clayton Legates is off the street, I think quality of life goes up in Rogers County."

The next court date for all four suspects in the case is October 4th.