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:
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.
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
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.
August in upon us and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to stay alert and use caution as county schools open their doors for the school year. School zone speed limits will be in effect and school buses will be on the roadways. Remember to use caution when in and around school zones and be attentive as school buses will be stopping often at loading zones for students traveling to and from school. We at the Sheriff’s Office wish students a great school year, and hope to work together with the citizens of Pottawatomie County to ensure the safety of students and motorists.
For information on back to school tips for drivers, visit the National Safety Council Website or contact the Sheriff’s Office with any questions or concerns.
The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating witnesses or motorist who were affected by the pursuit on Monday July 24th, 2017 at approximately 1:30 PM. During the event deputies witnessed the suspect driving erratic in excess of 100 mph and in the oncoming lane of traffic running citizens vehicles off of the roadway. The pursuit began in Tecumseh and traveled southbound along numerous roads ending just south of Asher. When the suspects drove through Asher they ran the stop sign at HWY 39, traveling southbound in the north bound lane on Hwy 177, at a high rate of speed not slowing down and nearly hit a passenger car. If you know of someone or you were one of those motorist / witness to the pursuit, especially the driver in the intersection who was almost hit in Asher, please contact Captain Chad Pope at 405-275-2526.
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Have a safe and happy Independence Day from all of us at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office!
A look back in time: 122 years ago today Main & Broadway looking west in Shawnee. Photo courtesy of the Pottawatomie County Historical Society.
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