Probable Cause Of Death Released For Cattle Rustler, Medical Waste Dumping Suspect


Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:36 pm
By: Richard Clark


The Medical Examiner has released the probable cause of death for a Ralston man who pleaded guilty earlier this month to cattle rustling.

Garrett Gibson, 27, died at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City on May 17, 2015. The ME says he'd become ill while at the prison in Lexington.

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According to the ME's office, his probable cause of death was complications of hemophilia A.

The Department of Corrections said Gibson was in its custody but had not actually been processed into Lexington Correctional Facility when he became ill. He was transferred to OU Medical Center where he died several days later.

In December, rangers with the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association arrested Gibson for stealing cattle from a ranch on the Pawnee-Osage County line. He later sold the cattle at livestock markets in Kay and Pawnee County.

He pleaded guilty earlier this month.

While out on bond in March, Gibson was charged in Tulsa County with stealing boxes of medical waste from a hospital. He was then charged in Pawnee County with dumping the waste off bridges into the Arkansas River.