Claremore Daily Progress

Government

May 30, 2013

Grubowski accused of threatening Helm, Anderson

CLAREMORE —

Five days after he filed a complaint about the validity of the Rogers County 1-cent sales tax election, a criminal complaint has been filed against county taxpayer Myron Grubowski, alleging he threatened county officials.
Grubowski filed his complaint May 16 with the Rogers County Election Board and Rogers County Clerk’s office, asserting the county failed to properly publish legal notice of the election. Twelve days later, Rogers County Commissioners unanimously voted to nullify the election and set a new vote on Aug. 13.
On May 21, the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about  a threat that was allegedly made by Grubowski in the County Clerk’s office on May 16. 
At this time, no charges have been filed against Grubowski.
Deputy Cory Lawhorn met with Rogers County Clerk Robin Anderson and her employee Shirley Shields,  interviewing them about the alleged incident. According to the deputies’  report, at approximately 3:10 p.m. on May 16, Grubowski entered the clerk’s office to file a document.
“Anderson said, while he was at the counter he pointed at County Commissioner Mike Helm and Anderson who were sitting in Anderson’s office and said ‘would you like to see their heads blown off’,” according to the report. 
Shields then reported that she looked down to see if he had a gun and Grubowski patted his right hip, the report states. 
She said she noticed a black case hooked to Grubowski’s belt and that she did not know if it was a gun or cell phone. Grubowski then left the office, according to the report.
“I asked Anderson for witnesses and she said there was none,” Lawhorn wrote in his report.
“Anderson said that she did already talk to Assistant District Attorney David Iski and he suggested she file a report due to threats.”
Lawhorn later contacted Grubowski for a statement. 

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