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Found Safe: Missing Person Stella Rayburn

Search for Missing Person: Stella Rayburn


Update: Stella Rayburn has been located and is safe as of 9/15/2017 at 10:51 a.m.



Deputies continue searching for Stella Rayburn who was reported missing late last night 9/14/2017.  

Sheriff Michael Booth released the following information concerning Rayburn:

Description: Stella Rayburn. Dob- 3/13/1963. 5 ft 2, 110 lbs, reddish brown hair and green eyes wearing black pants, blue spaghetti strap type under shirt with a white lacy outer shirt. Unknown shoes. Walks with a limp on her right side.

Area of focus is Latimer Road (Skagg City Road) and Hwy 59 near St. Louis, Oklahoma. Deputies will remain in the area to continue search efforts.  The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by several local and tribe law enforcement agencies and fire departments.

If you have information concerning Rayburn’s whereabouts please call 911 or (405) 273-1727.

Orange Barrel Alert!


Orange Barrel Alert

Drivers can expect the following lane closures on US-177/US-270 in Shawnee for surface repair:
Southbound US-177/US-270 will be narrowed to one lane at US-270 Business (Kickapoo Spur) from 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Southbound US-177/US-270 will be narrowed to one lane at Acme Rd., about two miles south of I-40, from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Thursday.

2017 Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Banquet & Awards


Group Photo of the 2017 Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Banquet & Awards.  Our office received several awards this year, it’s a prime example of the dedication the men and women have while serving the citizens of Pottawatomie County.

Bottom left to right: Sheriff Michael D. Booth, Deputy Shaun Copelin, Lt. Jimmy Brewer, Dispatcher Lisa Williams, Deputy Steven Sample, Undersheriff Travis Palmer, Lt. Bob Stewart.

Middle left to right: Deputy Marcus May, Sgt. Brad Setzer, Captain Chad Pope.

Back left to right: Deputy James Caskey, Deputy Robin Opela, Deputy Danny Columbus, Lt. Ken VanDuser, Lt. Travis Sullivan and Deputy Jared Strand.

The annual Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Banquet was held yesterday 8/11/2017. For more information about the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association please visit https://www.oklahomasheriffs.org/

Congratulations everyone!

We need your help: Missing a pig?

We need your help: Missing a pig?

Deputy Travis Dinwiddie responded to the area of Hwy 9 and Stevens Road yesterday on an animal complaint.  When he arrived he discovered a pig at large and it has now been impounded.

It is described as: Black and white spotted female pig approximately 250 to 300 pounds.

If you know who the owner is please contact Deputy Dinwiddie (405) 273-1727, email deputy.dinwiddie@pottcoso.com or PM us on Facebook.

Skeletal Remains Found at River in Wanette


Skeletal Remains Found at River in Wanette

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating after fisherman found a human jawbone along the South Canadian River south of Wanette.
Undersheriff Travis Palmer said the civilian found the remains near the Byars bridge and initially went to the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office.
Further inquiry revealed that the bone was found on the north side of the river, which put it in the jurisdiction of Pottawatomie County, Palmer said.
The remains, which include the jawbone with about eight teeth, has been confirmed to be human, he said, but there’s no certainty that any foul play is involved in the discovery.

The medical examiner should be able to get DNA from the teeth, Palmer said, and possibly compare that to databases involving missing persons.
View complete story at the Shawnee News-Star