As of 9:27 a.m. based upon information at the scene, we believe person of interest Michael Timothy Deffner is deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Positive identification is pending…
An Earlsboro woman was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Thursday afternoon following an armed robbery at the Earlsboro Tag Agency. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said Bianca Gutierrez, 19, was arrested and booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a robbery complaint.
Numerous crimes and tragedies, from homicides to many lives lost in traffic and other accidents, were reported in 2010.
Dimaggio and Cardenas 22 felony counts each for Tuesday's cross-county crime, where they terrorized and robbed several people from Konowa to Maud to Tecumseh, and then tried to evade capture. The men are now charged with robbery and attempted robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and eluding police in both Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties.
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.
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.
A McLoud man suffered an accidental gunshot wound to his abdomen Thursday night when he fired a shotgun shell filled with plumbers putty into his stomach. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said the man, age 21, told deputies he took the BB pellets out of a shotgun shell and replaced them with plumbers putty to make a different bullet. From there, Palmer said the man test fired several rounds on items outside and they did pretty good. “He decided to see what it would do to himself if he put a pillow between him and the gun,” Palmer said. The man allegedly shot at himself without a problem, so Palmer said he tried the experiment without the pillow.