Altus DHS supervisor jailed

Altus DHS supervisor jailed

There are 31 comments on the Tulsa World story from Apr 30, 2009, titled Altus DHS supervisor jailed. In it, Tulsa World reports that:

ALTUS a ' A Department of Human Services supervisor in Jackson County is accused of scratching her 16-year-old son and trying to stab him in the leg with a fork.

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Just Another Okie

Cleveland, MS

#1 Apr 30, 2009
To believe a DHS worker who most of the community has trust in, goes and stabs her son for keeping the wine away from his drunken mother. Some will say she should attend AA but we all know, AA is nothing but a joke. Her children were asked if they could manage by themselves and they said yes. Hence the reason they were not placed into foster care. I'm sure she has lost her job, the respect of the community and maybe even her family. All of this for a box of wine? I'm kinda wondering if she things all of this, was worth the price its costing her?

Since: Apr 09

Altus, Ok

#2 May 1, 2009
All I can say is this is what you call a real Wine-O.
I feel for the kids having to go through this, they care about their mother or the son wouldn't have hid the wine from her. May god be with them in this time of need.
Rooster

Aurora, OH

#3 May 2, 2009
This is the same lady who demands other be palced in jail.

Since: Apr 09

Altus, Ok

#4 May 4, 2009
quite the embarrassment to Oklahoma DHS!
Pondering

Indiahoma, OK

#5 May 4, 2009
These poor children are going to be scared for life, I hope they are going to receive some counseling. Is this the same women that on the stand in my nieces placement determination. "I don't condon putting DUCK TAP on a five years mouth and then ripping it off to teach her not to lie, but I would NOT condsider it child abuse." " I do not condon allowing the boyfriend/girlfriend to bite a 5 year old on the face (drawing blood and requiring medical attention for the infection) to teach her not to bite, but I do NOT consider this child abuse." Would the women really have any idea of what abuse really is. I am sad for all the child missplaced because this women was in charge and could have been intoxicated for who knows how long.

Since: Apr 09

Altus, Ok

#6 May 5, 2009
Pondering wrote:
These poor children are going to be scared for life, I hope they are going to receive some counseling. Is this the same women that on the stand in my nieces placement determination. "I don't condon putting DUCK TAP on a five years mouth and then ripping it off to teach her not to lie, but I would NOT condsider it child abuse." " I do not condon allowing the boyfriend/girlfriend to bite a 5 year old on the face (drawing blood and requiring medical attention for the infection) to teach her not to bite, but I do NOT consider this child abuse." Would the women really have any idea of what abuse really is. I am sad for all the child missplaced because this women was in charge and could have been intoxicated for who knows how long.
Ok I dont know what cases you are talking about, but I have questions.
Why would someone duct tape a childs mouth shut? They should have known they would get in trouble - that leaves red marks. Its called wash their mouth out w/ soap - that dont leave marks, but leaves an impression on the child.
Why would you bite a child in the face, let alone hard enough to bring blood to spread infection? There is no call for that, I had a son that bit, but never had to bite him in the face to teach him, the arm works just as well. You only have to bite hard enough to hurt, not bring blood. Thats just cruel.
Atleast they caught the DHS worker before it was too late for one of her children. My prayers are w/ her family through these times!
formeraltusank

Clarksville, TN

#7 May 5, 2009
Are DHS workers in the State of Oklahoma required to hold any type of degree/state licensure? Surely, someone in this position would. I'm sure her work was monitored.(Board of Directors or someone.) I hope that this women and her children have relatives and friends that can provide a support system for them - especially if alcoholism is involved. The position she held can be quite stressful. Dealing with others' problems and having problems of her own could have been too much for her to handle on her own. This worker has helped people for years and now is needing help. I hope people reach out to her rather than turning away.
Karen

Raven, VA

#8 May 10, 2009
im sorry but stabbing your child over alchol is not something i want to reach out to a person over. i hope she gets what she deserves, she had to of known she had a problem and my question is how long was she drinking? is this something that has been an on going problem from the beginning of her job if so she should have reached out then for help.Apparently the wine just tasted to good for her to do that.
WineO

AOL

#9 May 14, 2009
The little brat shouldn't have been messin with mama's fine wine. Probably some mogan daved or t-bird special!

Serves him right!
EXX

Durham, NC

#10 Jul 12, 2010
This is my ex. She deserves prison.
EXX

Durham, NC

#11 Jul 12, 2010
Brandy-momof2 wrote:
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Ok I dont know what cases you are talking about, but I have questions.
Why would someone duct tape a childs mouth shut? They should have known they would get in trouble - that leaves red marks. Its called wash their mouth out w/ soap - that dont leave marks, but leaves an impression on the child.
Why would you bite a child in the face, let alone hard enough to bring blood to spread infection? There is no call for that, I had a son that bit, but never had to bite him in the face to teach him, the arm works just as well. You only have to bite hard enough to hurt, not bring blood. Thats just cruel.
Atleast they caught the DHS worker before it was too late for one of her children. My prayers are w/ her family through these times!
I am her EX. She deserves prison. She has an alcohol problem back in the 90's. She is a female version of satan. Very mean. Very disrespectful...and blames others for her misfortunes. I guarantee you when she reads this she will blame me for my freedom of speech and her problems.

Since: Jul 10

Elk City, OK

#12 Jul 12, 2010
EXX wrote:
<quoted text> I am her EX. She deserves prison. She has an alcohol problem back in the 90's. She is a female version of satan. Very mean. Very disrespectful...and blames others for her misfortunes. I guarantee you when she reads this she will blame me for my freedom of speech and her problems.
? for EXX
If this is the case-how/why does she have custody of these children.And why is she working for DHS ?

I believe there is many more details to this story then we are reading.Let's all wait for investigation to finish before we pass judgment on ANY of these writings......
EXX

United States

#13 Aug 16, 2010
DOZN wrote:
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? for EXX
If this is the case-how/why does she have custody of these children.And why is she working for DHS ?
I believe there is many more details to this story then we are reading.Let's all wait for investigation to finish before we pass judgment on ANY of these writings......
DOZN, how many more details to this story that we are reading do you need? Nothing is missing from this story. If one condones child abuse, that is a terrible misfortune and there isn't anything more to share in detail now is there? If a child hides alcohol, then that is definitely a problem. The child is telling his mother there is a problem! There has been a problem for many years and its caught up to the mother. This situation is very sad and very unfortunate for the children who had to observe this criminal behavior. This is a crime and is NOT tolerated. ZERO tolerance for child abuse! I pray for those who question the childs needs.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#14 Aug 16, 2010
I am also curious as to why her Ex or his parents didn't have custody of the kids especially if he knew this was going on. I know the kids were older, but they still obviously needed someone.
Is the case totally wrapped up and over with at this point?
ROYCEKUN

Marysville, WA

#15 Jun 3, 2011
Did this lady really say this on the stand, that she would NOT consider those actions child abuse? What a sicko she is.
Pondering wrote:
These poor children are going to be scared for life, I hope they are going to receive some counseling. Is this the same women that on the stand in my nieces placement determination. "I don't condon putting DUCK TAP on a five years mouth and then ripping it off to teach her not to lie, but I would NOT condsider it child abuse." " I do not condon allowing the boyfriend/girlfriend to bite a 5 year old on the face (drawing blood and requiring medical attention for the infection) to teach her not to bite, but I do NOT consider this child abuse." Would the women really have any idea of what abuse really is. I am sad for all the child missplaced because this women was in charge and could have been intoxicated for who knows how long.
ROYCEKUN

Marysville, WA

#16 Jun 3, 2011
Are you kidding me? You must have been her ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend. Come back to reality.
formeraltusank wrote:
Are DHS workers in the State of Oklahoma required to hold any type of degree/state licensure? Surely, someone in this position would. I'm sure her work was monitored.(Board of Directors or someone.) I hope that this women and her children have relatives and friends that can provide a support system for them - especially if alcoholism is involved. The position she held can be quite stressful. Dealing with others' problems and having problems of her own could have been too much for her to handle on her own. This worker has helped people for years and now is needing help. I hope people reach out to her rather than turning away.
EXX

Marysville, WA

#17 Jun 3, 2011
It's called the court "system". The good law abiding citizens cannot take a child out of the State unless there is a reason to believe the children are in danger and the mother is unfit. The State or those DHS folks need proof. Now it is too late, negative actions and behaviors harmed the children either physically, verbally = emotionally. Well DHS and the State of OKLA there is your proof.
DOZN wrote:
<quoted text>
? for EXX
If this is the case-how/why does she have custody of these children.And why is she working for DHS ?
I believe there is many more details to this story then we are reading.Let's all wait for investigation to finish before we pass judgment on ANY of these writings......
EXX

Marysville, WA

#18 Jun 3, 2011
WINO-O you are not right in the head.
WineO wrote:
The little brat shouldn't have been messin with mama's fine wine. Probably some mogan daved or t-bird special!
Serves him right!
EXX

Marysville, WA

#19 Jun 3, 2011
It's called the court "system". The good law abiding citizens cannot take a child out of the State unless there is a reason to believe the children are in danger and the mother is unfit. The State or those DHS folks needed proof of unfit.
DOZN wrote:
<quoted text>
? for EXX
If this is the case-how/why does she have custody of these children.And why is she working for DHS ?
I believe there is many more details to this story then we are reading.Let's all wait for investigation to finish before we pass judgment on ANY of these writings......
EXX

Marysville, WA

#20 Jun 3, 2011
It appears that way...as if nothing happened. What a shame. Due to her criminal actions and behavior, I have to pay more child support money because she was demoted to a lower pay scale. I know this is my responsibility, but I believe she should pay more (as in getting a part-time job to pay the difference). I am not the one who committed the crime.
nunyabusiness321 wrote:
I am also curious as to why her Ex or his parents didn't have custody of the kids especially if he knew this was going on. I know the kids were older, but they still obviously needed someone.
Is the case totally wrapped up and over with at this point?

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