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Osage man charged with rape apprehended in Missouri

Gideon Goodeagle Sr. remained at large until June 24 when he was arrested by Missouri Highway Patrol and booked into Greene County Jail in Springfield, Mo.

Hominy police informed an Osage man on June 16 that he was facing a charge of first-degree rape but he failed to turn himself in as promised, according to an affidavit for his arrest.

Goodeagle remained at large until late in the evening of June 24, when he was arrested by Missouri Highway Patrol and booked into Greene County Jail in Springfield, Mo. He is being held without bond until he waives extradition or has an extradition hearing in Missouri.

The charge against Gideon Goodeagle Sr., 48, was filed in Osage County District Court on June 22. According to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest, Goodeagle forcibly raped a woman with whom he had been drinking at his home in Hominy on the night of June 14 and into June 15.

Hominy police learned about the alleged assault around 10 a.m. June 15, when the woman went to Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa and requested a sexual assault examination. Hillcrest staff reported the case to the police in Hominy.

Hominy Police Cpl. Dakota Doyle said in his affidavit that he executed a search warrant at Goodeagle’s home and seized bedding. He also obtained another search warrant for Goodeagle’s DNA.

Doyle wrote that Goodeagle was contacted by phone and told police that he was in Tulsa and would return to Hominy within an hour.

“The defendant failed to show up and will not answer his phone,” Doyle wrote. “The defendant also has not been at home since the incident took place.”

If convicted of the charge of first-degree rape, Goodeagle would face a minimum sentence of five years in prison for the crime, and maximum of life in prison. The charge is one of Oklahoma’s “85 percent” crimes, meaning that those convicted must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence.

This is not the first time Goodeagle has had a felonious run-in with the law but it appears to be the first time in more than a decade. In 1992, the day Hominy won the regional track meet, he, one of his relay team members, and a third person who was a juvenile broke into a liquor store in Hominy and set it afire, destroying it and an adjacent flower shop.

While that case was being adjudicated, he was accused of taking a car, thereby exacerbating his legal problems. He served a short time in prison, graduating from the Regimented Inmate Discipline or RID program in 1993. He then landed in trouble again and in 1994 was convicted anew of taking a car, this time serving almost four years in prison, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. He was charged with a felony DUI in 2010 but has maintained a clean record since until the rape charge was filed.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on June 29, 2022, to include additional details about Goodeagle’s arrest.


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Louise Red Cornhttps://osagenews.org
Louise Red Corn has suffered from wanderlust for decades: She has lived and worked as a journalist and photographer in Rome, Italy, New York City, Detroit, Kentucky, Mississippi and Oklahoma, where she published The Bigheart Times for 12 years. She loves diving in-depth into just about any topic but is especially fond of covering legal issues, perhaps because her parents were both lawyers. She is married to Assistant Principal Chief Raymond Red Corn, who enticed her to move to the Osage Reservation in 2004. She and her husband live south of Pawhuska with one extremely large dog named Max, one extremely energetic dog named Pepper, and, if he bothers to make an appearance, a surly cat named Stinky.

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