Owasso Father And Son Arrested For Attacking Police Officers

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 3:24 pm
By: News On 6


OWASSO, OK --  An Owasso father and son involved in a fight reportedly turned on Rogers County Sheriff's Deputies Friday night, injuring one.

Richard Lee Pridemore, Sr., 60, and Richard Lee Pridemore, Jr., 35, were arrested on complaints of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer.

The incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. when Rogers County Deputies responded to a report of a fight and assault involving baseball bats and a knife. When deputies arrived, they tried to calm the situation but were attacked by Pridemore, Sr., according to a report from the Rogers County Sheriff's Department.

Pridemore, Jr. also began scuffling with deputies.

The 60-year-old Pridemore jumped on a deputy's back while the son charged the officers. Deputy Mike Clark received an injury to his face as the elder Pridemore fought being placed in handcuffed and elbowed the officer in the nose.

Both men were eventually subdued but then the father began complaining to deputies that he was having a heart attack.

Medics were called to the scene, and Pridemore Sr. was transported to the hospital, but did not reach the hospital without another outburst, the report states.

Ambulance personnel called the Owasso police and the Sheriff's department back to help after they say Pridemore Sr. demanded morphine on the ride to the hospital. When he was denied the drug, he reportedly ripped the IV out of his arm and attempted to jump out of the ambulance that was going about 45 m.p.h.

The medics were able to restrain Pridemore Sr. until Owasso Police officers arrived and placed him into restraints.

Both Pridemores were transported to the Rogers County Jail where they were booked with assault and battery on police officers, resisting arrest and obstructing officers.

They are out on bond, each at $5,500.