On Thursday, September 5th, Sapulpa Police Officer Jennifer Williams was dispatched to the area of Maple and Lincoln to investigate a report of a man (later identified as Lee Bob Rose, III, the Defendant) vandalizing property using spray paint.
Williams arrived and observed the Defendant standing in the driveway of a house on South Maple Street. She approached him and saw that he had blue paint all over his hands. He agreed to speak with her, but then immediately took a phone call and repeatedly refused to follow her orders.
When he turned his back on Williams and began to walk away, she attempted to place him into handcuffs for investigatory detention by grabbing his left wrist. He tried to pull away and resisted being handcuffed. At this time the Defendant was “assisted” to the ground and successfully put in handcuffs.
While accomplishing this, Williams detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the Defendant’s breath and person. He was belligerent, uncooperative, and combative with officers. He also spoke with slurred speech and walked with an unsteady gait.
Officer Pate and Officer Masters arrived on the scene as backing officers. While walking the Defendant to a police cruiser, he attempted to pull away and walk in a different direction. When Officer Masters was securing the seat belt after finally placing him in the back seat, the Defendant kicked him in his upper right thigh.
A resident of the house where the Defendant was found stated that she saw him spray paint the bus for the Little People Learning Center. Police confirmed that the bus had been spray painted, and so had several sides of two nearby fences.
A criminal background check of the Defendant revealed prior charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing an officer, and harboring a fugitive. These charges were all filed in February and May of 2019 and are currently referred to the District Attorney.