Updated: Manhunt has come to an end David Johnson is in custody

Manhunt has come to an end David Johnson is in custody as of 3/8/18 4:48pm.

Deputies have responded to the area of Hardesty Road and Patterson Road in Bethel to a vehicle being reported on a citizens property. A male suspect wearing a plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a blue ball cap was seen near the vehicle and he has been identified as David Johnson.

The vehicle has been confirmed stolen out of Seminole County and stems from a manhunt from that county on 3/6/2018.

Deputies will remain in the area and are being assisted by several local law enforcement agencies. We ask that residents be mindful of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity by calling 911 or (405) 273-1727.

Gender MALE
DOB 9/20/1979
Height 5′ 9”
Weight 160
Hair Color BROWN
Eye Color HAZEL
Skin Tone LIGHT

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Governor’s Burn Ban extended and expanded to cover 52 counties

Governor’s Burn Ban extended and expanded to cover 52 counties. Ban will expire at midnight on March 2, 2018. Red counties are Governor’s Burn Ban; Yellow are County Commissioner issued burn bans. Visit to read resolutions for each county and to see guidelines for the Governor’s ban.

Effective February 15, 2018 by order of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, all outdoor burning, combustible materials and ignition sources are banned in the following Counties: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cimarron, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Jefferson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, McClain, Murray, Noble, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Stephens, Texas, Tillman, Tulsa, Washington, Washita, Woods and Woodward. Extreme fire conditions exist in these counties due to extraordinary drought. All conditions and exemptions are outlined by Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, on its website:

Failure to observe this ban may result in criminal prosecution under O.S. Title 2 Article 16 § 26, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1000, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

Pottawatomie County: Burn Ban in Effect for the Next 14 Days

Red: Governors Burn Ban, Yellow: County Commissioners Burn Burn

The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners voted today 2/5/2018 to place Pottawatomie County under a burn ban for the next 14 days to be reevaluated at that time.  There is no outside burning permitted under this ban. To view the Commissioner enacted burn ban resolution please visit: Click Here!

For updated information concerning issued burn bans in the State of Oklahoma please visit the Oklahoma Department of Forestry

Manhunt Has Ended: Lake Road & Hwy 102

Manhunt has now ended. (12/29/2017 7:55pm)

Undersheriff Travis Palmer confirmed that two suspects were taken into custody this evening. The suspects are identified as Chaz Moody and Mark West..

Manhunt Continues: Lake Road & Hwy 102 (12/29/2017)

The manhunt from Wednesday is now back on as deputies observe the suspects in the same area. Deputies are currently on scene and if you observe anything remotely suspicious please call 911.

Initial call from Wednesday 12/27/2017

Update: Manhunt Called Off (12/27/2017)

Our office has ended the manhunt and we ask that citizens report any suspicious activity by calling 911 or (405) 273-1727.

Last description we had of the two white males one wearing a dark colored jacket and the other was wearing a camouflage jacket. One of the suspects is missing a shoe.

Previous information from earlier today:

Update: Manhunt
The suspects are contained to the area between Hwy 102 and Belcher Road and Hwy 102 and Lake Road. If you see anything suspicious please call 911!

Initial information: Manhunt: After stolen vehicle discovered.

Two male subjects last seen walking southeast of Independence and Hwy 102. One of the white males was wearing a black coat and the other a white long sleeve t-shirt. One of the males was described as having a shaggy beard. The vehicle they were in possession of was stolen out of the City of Shawnee. Deputies have been and will continue to be in the area. If you see anything suspicious please call 911.

Manhunt: Near Mabel Bassett Prison

A concerned citizen notified law enforcement of suspicious activity near Mabel Bassett Prison located at 29501 Kickapoo Rd, McLoud, OK 74851 after observing a 4 door gold passenger vehicle drop someone off then sped away from the area.

Law enforcement arrived on scene and observed three subjects dressed in all black running away from the prison to the Northwest. The subjects were also seen in possession of a black bag they were possibly attempting to toss it over the fence and at this time law enforcement have the area saturated in attempts to locate them.

You are asked to remain away from the area and report anything suspicious by calling 911 or (405) 273-1727.

In Custody: Manhunt Brangus Rd and Westech Rd

Deputies responded to the area of Brangus Road and Westech Road in Shawnee after a concerned citizen observed a vehicle stuck and a white male attempted to flag the citizen down. The citizen notified our office of the situation.

Once on scene deputies discovered the vehicle in question to be high centered on the river and the occupant ran North bound along the river. The vehicle is reported stolen out of Oklahoma City.

North Rock Creek School officials have been notified of the situation.

Deputies are currently working the scene in attempts to locate the suspect.

Citizens are asked to remain away from the immediate area and report anything they feel is suspicious.


Update: As of 12/15/2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m. suspect Christopher Lee Goodman was taken into custody.

Christoper Lee Goodman

National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind county motorists that the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization kicked off on August 16th and will continue through September 3rd. Deputies will be patrolling diligently along with other agencies within the county to keep our citizens and the roadways safe.

The National Highway Safety Administration reported in 2015 that there were 10,265 fatalities in the United States in drunk driving crashes. This is a 3.2% increase from 2014. This includes 181 children age 14 or younger killed in 2015.

The Sheriff’s Office asks for your help in reducing these numbers. Have a plan if consuming alcohol, and have a great holiday. For more information on the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, or to find ways to stay safe on the roadway, visit NHTSA’s website, or contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.