Tessa Celeste Morgan

Tessa Morgan

An Oklahoma City woman charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection with a fatal collision that resulted in the death of a 50-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Cleveland County District Court this week.

On Wednesday, Tessa Celeste Morgan, 38, is set to appear before Judge Thad Balkman, where she will able to either enter a plea, get a new disposition date or ask for a trial.

Morgan was charged with first-degree manslaughter of Charles Shatswell in 2017 after she allegedly hit and killed Shatswell while he was riding a tricycle on SW 19th Street in Moore just after midnight, according to a Moore police affidavit.

Morgan then allegedly left the scene. She turned herself into police that day at about 7 p.m., the affidavit read.

In addition to the manslaughter charge, Morgan faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in injury/death, a felony.

Oklahoma court records show that Morgan has a previous criminal record including multiple drug-related convictions, according to court records.

• Nov. 26 — A Norman man charged with beating his dog is set to appear in court today for a preliminary hearing

Dennis Dean Ross, 54, is scheduled to appear before Judge Steve Stice, where the state will have to show there’s enough evidence for its case against Lewis to continue making its way through the court system.

According to a Norman police affidavit, when officers made contact with Ross they found a dog in the back yard of the residence. A Norman Animal Welfare officer said the dog suffered from petechial hemorrhaging due to being choked.

Ross was taken into custody and later charged with a felony count of cruelty to animals. He posted a $2,000 bond on June 22, Oklahoma court records show.

• Nov. 30 — A 44-year-old Blanchard man charged with forcible sodomy is scheduled to appear in court Friday to enter a formal plea.

Jesse Albert Gonsalves is set to appear before Judge Jeff Virgin for a district court arraignment.

Oklahoma court records show Gonsalves is being held on $150,000 bail.

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