Authorities were working a crime scene in the Pottawatomie County panhandle near Prague late Wednesday night, where a body was found after a woman being held hostage reportedly escaped.
An armed robber is on foot in Tecumseh. About 10 a.m. Tuesday, two armed white males participated in a robbery in Konawa, Tecumseh police said. The robbers drove to Tecumseh, stopping at Ralph’s Pharmacy, 211 N. Broadway, to take controlled dangerous substances.
A Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy was shot several times during a traffic stop Wednesday evening, with his bullet-proof vest saving him from serious injuries.
drug bust has resulted in three arrests along with the seizure of 32.8 grams of methamphethemine, one pound of marijuana and a stash of cash. The bust was the result of a successful partnership between the Kickapoo Tribal Police Department and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s a huge bust made by two departments,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer, adding it takes a “big dent” of drugs off the streets. Palmer said it began when Kickapoo Officer Greg Sciortino contacted Deputies Joe Leeds and Brent Vanlandingham about a tip involving a couple from the McLoud area who had allegedly purchased a large quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana. The couple was reportedly staying in the Shawnee Motel 6 to divide up the drugs for sale, Palmer said.
heriff’s deputies made two arrests — one late Tuesday night and another Wednesday morning — as a result of a manhunt prompted by a high-speed pursuit through southern Pottawatomie County Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Scott Hawkins tried to initiate a traffic stop Tuesday at Rattlesnake Hill Road and SH 102, but the driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene.
A high-speed pursuit turned into a manhunt in the Romulus area of southern Pottawatomie County Tuesday afternoon. The massive search was called off about 5 p.m., but a tip about a man knocking on doors of homes later in the evening led to a rejuvenated search. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said it began as Deputy Scott Hawkins was working patrol in Macomb Tuesday afternoon, where there had been several lawn mowers reported stolen Monday.
Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies arrested five suspects Thursday shortly after a residential burglary. Sheriff Mike Booth said Deputy Chad Pope made a traffic stop of an alleged suspect vehicle, which led to recovery of stolen property and the arrests.
A Tecumseh man arrested at the end of a manhunt May 6 after allegedly surrendering to police wearing his own handcuffs now faces nine charges, seven of them felonies.
The homeowner who allegedly shot and killed a man who knocked on his door and came inside his home during an altercation last month now faces felony drug charges for items found at his home while deputies investigated the shooting. The district attorney hasn’t yet determined whether the shooting was justified as part of Oklahoma’s “Make My Day” law. Thomas Marion Lillard III, 30, is charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with unlawful possession of a controlled drug within intent to distribute, acquiring proceeds from drug activity, possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and a misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
A 14-year-old Tecumseh girl, missing since Feb. 2., and the 40-year-old man who reportedly took her, were found in the state of Washington Saturday afternoon during a routine traffic stop.