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.

Have you seen Hank? Help bring a Tecumseh boys dog home.

Have you seen Hank?  Hank is missing from his home located in Tecumseh and his owner a Tecumseh boy misses him greatly.  Hank was last seen Monday evening 12/11/2016 near his home located close to the intersection of Sandy Rock Road and Coker Road.

If you know where he might be help us return him home.  Please call the Sheriff’s Office (405) 273-1727, email us info@pottcoso.com or send us a private message on Facebook. #hankcomehome

Your Help is needed to locate a missing dog.


Your help is needed to locate Dallas. Dallas was taken from the McLoud area of Pottawatomie County. Dallas is a pitbull with white on his chest and blue on his back. We would like to return Dallas back to his family, who is worried about him. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Dallas please contact Deputy Jared Strand (405) 273-1727, email deputy.strand@pottcoso.com or send us a Facebook message.


Missing Tecumseh teen, alleged kidnapper found in Washington

A 14-year-old Tecumseh girl, missing since Feb. 2., and the 40-year-old man who reportedly took her, were found in the state of Washington Saturday afternoon during a routine traffic stop.  Lt. J. R. Kidney of the Tecumseh Police Department said that James Joseph Reimer, 40, was arrested during a routine traffic stop by the Washington State Highway Patrol. The Tecumseh teenager, Deborah Kalai Fourzan, 14, was with him at the time and Kidney said he was told the girl was believed to be safe and not harmed.  He said both Fourzan and Reimer, who has turned 41 since he left town with the teen, were taken to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department in Montesano, Wash., about 50 miles from where Reimer was stopped and arrested. The arrest took place near the small town of Hoquiam, Wash., Kidney said, and he was informed by a sergeant with the state’s highway patrol Kidney said that Reimer was arrested and is being held on a $100,000 warrant that was filed in Pottawatomie County by District Attorney Richard Smothermon here on the day the teenager left with Reimer. That warrant specifically accuses Reimer of soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by the use of technology.
Fourzan was last seen about 8 a.m. on Feb. 2 at Tecumseh High School, Kidney has stated.  Kidney said Saturday night that last Thursday he signed kidnapping charges against Reimer and he expects those to be filed by the DA possibly as early as Monday. Although investigators believe Fourzan went willingly with Reimer, because of her age, she can’t do that legally, Kidney said.  The Tecumseh officer said it was his understanding the traffic stop took place about 4 p.m. Washington time which would put it around 6 p.m. in Oklahoma. He said that FBI agents in the state of Washington probably would be headed either Sunday or Monday to the sheriff’s office where the teen and Reimer were being held Saturday night. He said it was his understanding the FBI planned to talk to both the teenager and Reimer.
No charges have been filed against Fourzan for anything, Kidney said Saturday night.  Kidney told the News-Star late Saturday evening he had visited by phone with an FBI agent in Norman who had been in contact with the FBI in Washington state. He said the FBI was investigating to determine if federal charges against Reimer might be warranted.  Reimer reportedly had worked at a convenience store at SH 102 and SH 9, but had not been seen there since Feb. 2. Kidney said the Pottawatomie County sheriff’s office is investigating the theft of several thousand dollars from that store which allegedly occurred on that date as well.  Kidney indicated that extradition of Reimer would be sought. And he said hopefully the teen’s family would be able to pick up her as early as Monday.

Tecumseh Teen Still Missing

The search continues for a missing 14-year-old Tecumseh girl who is believed to be with a 40-year-old man now charged with a felony for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to the teen.

Tecumseh Police Lt. J.R. Kidney said the teen, Deborah Kalai Fourzan, hasn’t been seen since about 8 a.m. Monday morning. She was dropped off at Tecumseh High School, but she didn’t attend classes. Fourzan, a freshman, is believed to be with James Joseph Reimer, 40, who is from the Tecumseh area, Kidney said.

Reimer was charged Tuesday in Pottawatomie County District Court with the felony of soliciting sexual conduct or communications with a minor by use of technology for text messages sent to the teen’s phone. An arrest warrant has been issued for Reimer with a $100,000 bond, he said.

Kidney, working in conjunction with the FBI and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Troop Z, followed multiple leads in the case Wednesday. They spent time interviewing students and Fourzan’s friends at Tecumseh High School, but there are few leads.

“We have nothing rock solid,” he said. “We still need the public’s help.”

Reimer was reportedly a friend of Fourzan’s family, Kidney said, until problems developed with him sending text messages to the teen. Police believe Fourzan left with him but feel she is endangered because of her age, Kidney said.

“She probably went with the subject willingly but we feel she could be in danger,” he said.

Tecumseh police were notified about this case by Fourzan’s family late Monday afternoon when she didn’t come home on the school bus, Kidney said.

Reimer was allegedly employed at the Spring Hill Store at SH 102 and SH 9, where Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s deputies also are investigating the theft of cash that was reported about 4:30 p.m. Monday, Kidney said.

Fourzan’s friend told police she was planning to leave town with Reimer. From those talks, Kidney said police believe the duo may be headed to California, but police have no vehicle description.

Police want to talk with anyone that may have seen Fourzan or Reimer and could provide any information about their whereabouts. Police followed some reported sightings in Shawnee Wednesday, but none developed.

Fourzan is described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Reimer is described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 280 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

State and federal bulletins have been issued in this case and Fourzan has been listed as a missing person.

Anyone who has seen Fourzan or Reimer, or those with any information about the case, should call Tecumseh police at 598-9305 or 598-2115.

Any sighting of the pair should be reported to local police in that area by calling 911.