Warrant Service: Steelman Estates

There is currently an increased presence in law enforcement in the Steelman Estates Edition near Hwy 102 and Independence in Shawnee.  Deputies along with assisting law enforcement agencies are attempting to serve a warrant for an individual’s arrest.  Sheriff Mike Booth wanted everyone in the area who might have concern to be assured there is no danger at this time and in the event that status changes law enforcement on scene will notify residents appropriately.

Suspect out on bail arrested in new burglary case

A suspect who was out of jail on bond in another case was arrested on burglary complaints Wednesday by Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies who said their case solves several burglary cases.

A suspect who was out of jail on bond in another case was arrested on burglary complaints Wednesday by Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies who said their case solves several burglary cases.

Undersheriff Travis Palmer said Dustin C. Joyner, 37, was arrested in connection with two cases in the Bethel area, along with a Cleveland County case. He was booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on complaints of knowingly concealing stolen property and burglary from a vehicle; formal charges have not been filed in this matter.


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Wanette man jailed in shooting incident

A Wanette man was jailed Monday on a shooting with intent to kill complaint after his friend suffered a gunshot wound to the head during an alleged argument.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said deputies responded about 1:30 p.m. to a home on Trousdale Road, about one mile west of SH 102 in the Wanette area.

The shooting victim, Randall Roberson, 53, had called 911 for help, Palmer said, and told dispatchers the suspect, Jerry Miller, 62, was still inside the home.

After calling to report his injury, Roberson flagged down a propane truck driven by the Wanette firefighter, who drove him to the end of the road to await an ambulance, Palmer said.

Deputies responded to the scene. Roberson, who suffered an injury along the top of his head, Palmer said, was taken by REACT EMS to Unity Health Center for treatment. Medi Flight was originally called, but wasn’t needed, Palmer said.

Roberson told deputies he was at Miller’s home when the two of them, who are friends, got into an argument. Roberson told authorities he was watching TV when Miller left the room and returned. He allegedly “pointed a gun and pulled the trigger,” Palmer said.

Roberson told deputies Miller was still inside the home with weapons. Deputies, along with the District Attorney’s Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and tribal officers, set up a perimeter around the home and tried to negotiate with Miller, Palmer said, but Miller wouldn’t answer the phone or bullhorn calls from outside.

After about 30 minutes, Palmer said law enforcement officers breached a door to make entry, where Miller, who was reportedly asleep, raised up from the sofa and complied with commands. Palmer said Miller told deputies he didn’t know about anyone getting shot.

Deputies said they found a .22 caliber rille inside the home and arrested Miller on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill. He was booked into he Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center. Formal charges have not been filed.

While the incident remains under investigation, Palmer said it appears both men were drinking alcohol at the time of the incident.

Prague man bound over in wife’s shooting; two charges added

A Prague man charged in the September shooting of his estranged wife appeared in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing, where he was bound over for trial on the one count filed, with the judge suggesting two additional counts based on the evidence presented.  Phillip Mlynek, 59, was originally charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, a felony, after his wife, Shirley Mlynek, suffered injuries to both legs from a No. 4 buckshot.  At the conclusion of Tuesday’s hearing, held for a judge to determine if there’s enough evidence for a case to proceed, Special District Judge David Cawthon bound Mylnek over on the assault count. Because of evidence presented, the judge suggested charges be amended to also include counts of feloniously pointing a firearm and maiming, court documents show.

According to court records, the Mlyneks were married in 1975 and were going through a divorce at the time of the alleged shooting incident, with court records showing Shirley Mylnek filed for divorce in August.  Sheriff’s deputies who investigated this case said she was staying at her son’s home, located in the panhandle of rural Pottawatomie County, which is where the alleged shooting occurred.

Reports in the case show Shirley Mylnek told deputies her husband confronted her with a shotgun when she arrived home and asked her to sign some paperwork that would entitle him to land they own.  Phillip Mylnek was taken into police custody after taking his wife to the Prague hospital for treatment of her wounds, documents show.  First Assistant District Attorney Russ Cochran represented the state; Mylnek was represented by Attorney Cregg Webb.  Mylnek’s $55,000 bond remains in effect and he is to have no contact with Shirley Mylnek; his arraignment date to enter a plea is now scheduled February 2nd 2011.

Deputies arrest five burglary suspects

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.  Pope said a rural residential break-in had been reported and the suspect vehicle, a white Dodge pickup, left the area. As Deputy Ken VanDuser worked the initial burglary scene, Pope, also responding, noticed the possible suspect vehicle and followed it from the area of U.S. 177 and Hardesty Road into Shawnee.  With information matching the suspect vehicle, including partial tag numbers, Pope said he made a traffic stop at Kickapoo and Ridgewood streets.  The truck, which turned out to be stolen, had items in the bed of the pickup that matched those taken from the burglary, Pope said, including a computer.  Five persons in the truck — two males and three females —were arrested at the scene, Pope said.  As he continued to work the case Thursday evening, the suspects were being booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on complaints of burglary and possession of stolen property.  Watch for further updates.

Man jailed for allegedly stealing truck

A Noble man is jailed on numerous complaints including possession of a stolen vehicle after allegedly stealing a pickup in the Bethel Acres area and running it off the road miles away.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said deputies received information late Friday night about a 2007 Dodge pickup being stolen while its driver was in a store at SH 102 and Hardesty Road.

The owner reported he had firearms in that truck, according to scanner reports, so deputies and law enforcement officers were advised to be on the lookout for the truck as a search began.

Deputy Ray Ingram, who was on his way to a call in the southern part of the county, was southbound on SH 102 about six miles south of SH 9 when he encountered a man walking in that area, Palmer said. The man appeared injured.

Upon further check, the man, later identified at Stephen Anderson, 49, had two loaded pistols in his pocket, Palmer said.   A pickup that turned out to be the stolen pickup that authorities were searching for was found a short distance up the road, and there was blood in that vehicle, Palmer said, which was consistent to Anderson’s injuries.  Palmer said the truck was backed into a ditch, so they believe Anderson was driving and lost control of the pickup.

Deputy Mike Carnell responded to take fingerprints from the truck, and deputy Joe McGirt also worked the scene. The owner of the stolen truck confirmed the weapons found on Anderson were from his pickup, the investigator said.

Anderson was booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on complaints of public intoxication, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of stolen property/vehicle and possession of a firearm after former conviction.  Anderson remained jailed Tuesday on $12,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled March 16.  No formal charges have been filed, but the case will be turned over to the district attorney’s office.

Deputies arrest stabbing suspect

Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies responding to a disturbance early Thursday morning found a stabbing victim who just had his truck stolen. Within 15 minutes, deputies had located that truck and arrested the stabbing suspect.  Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said deputies responded to the disturbance at 16208 Kings Road abut 8:30 a.m. Before getting to the location, Deputies Brian Wolfe and Randy Willis found a stabbing victim in the area of SH 3 and Kings Road.

The man, identified at Derek Goss, 28, Seminole, had a stab wound to his face and told deputies his green pickup had been taken by the suspect.
About the same time, Deputy Jimmy Brewer was patrolling at South Rock Creek and Hardesty Road and met the pickup, Palmer said.

Brewer made a traffic stop and recovered a knife. Arrested at the scene was Shawnee resident Christopher Hazelwood, 21, who has an alias last name of Shirey, Palmer said.  Goss was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a stab wound to his face and would probably need surgery, Palmer said.

Deputies don’t think the two men really knew each other, Palmer said, but both were reportedly at a friend’s home when they got into an altercation. Palmer said there were unconfirmed reports about a second victim who may have been stabbed it the arm, “but we don’t know if he exists.”

Deputy Ken VanDuser also worked the scene and Palmer said all of the deputies did a terrific job in locating the suspect and the man’s pickup about three miles from the original scene.  “It was a great team effort,” Palmer said.

Hazelwood, who was booked into jail with the last name of Shirey and with Hazelwood listed as an alias name, remained at the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center Thursday night on complaints of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Bond hasn’t been set in those complaints, but he also was being held on a non-related outstanding warrant for malicious injury to property. Bond for that case was set at $50,000.

Deputies will turn their case reports on this stabbing over to the district attorney’s office for consideration of any formal charges.