Matt Swearengin

Position: Managing Editor
E-Mail Address: mswearengin@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 580-634-2160

Latest Stories by Matt Swearengin

Jury term begins Monday

The September/October jury term begins Monday with a trial for a man accused of setting fire to a house and eluding police. James Doyle Starlin, 25, Atoka, was charged March 26 with first-degree arson, endangering others while eluding police and possession of methamphetamine. Starlin and Bradley Don Crowell, 38, Kenefic, are accused of of pouring

Hearing set for man charged with pharmacy robbery

A preliminary hearing has been set for a Durant man accused of robbing a Calera pharmacy. A conference was conducted Wednesday for Bobby Gene Brewer II, 42, who is charged with first-degree robbery and endangering others while eluding police. His preliminary hearing, used to determine if there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial, was se

A man riding a bicycle in the 4200 block of Washington Avenue was struck by a car late Tuesday morning.
Durant Police, Durant Fire Department and Bryan County EMS responded at 11:55 a.m. after the 911 center received a call about a man who had been hit by a car.
According to the Durant Fire Department, a vehicle struck the bicyclist and knocked h

Bicycle rider hit by car

A man riding a bicycle in the 4200 block of Washington Avenue was struck by a car late Tuesday morning. Durant Police, Durant Fire Department and Bryan County EMS responded at 11:55 a.m. after the 911 center received a call about a man who had been hit by a car. According to the Durant Fire Department, a vehicle struck the bicyclist and knocked h

Calera man dies in crash

A 79-year-old Calera man was killed Thursday after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing his pickup, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Henery Van Stubblefield was dead at the scene of the 6:15 a.m. crash on Platter Road one mile west of Calera. His granddaughter, Amanda Lorean Lackey, 31, Calera, was a passenger in the pickup. She was taken to

A motorcycle rider was flown to a Texas hospital Tuesday after breaking a leg during an accident involving a car.
The Durant Police Department, Durant Fire Department and Bryan County EMS were dispatched at 6:44 to the West Evergreen and North 12th Avenue intersection after someone called and said a motorcycle was hit by a car.
Police at the scen

Man injured in motorcycle and car crash

A motorcycle rider was flown to a Texas hospital Tuesday after breaking a leg during an accident involving a car. The Durant Police Department, Durant Fire Department and Bryan County EMS were dispatched at 6:44 to the West Evergreen and North 12th Avenue intersection after someone called and said a motorcycle was hit by a car. Police at the scen




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