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 http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info
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.
Pott. Co. Deputy Carries Out Fallen Tecumseh Police Officer’s PlansPosted: Jul 31, 2017 9:29PM CDT
Christy Lewis, News 9
Shortly before 22-year-old Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney died in the line of duty, he had gotten a puppy named Onyx and they had big plans.
“He was on night shift and I was on night shift,” said Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy Jared Strand.
Strand said Terney told him he wanted to be a K9 handler with Onyx.
“He talked about it a couple of times whenever we were just hanging out around dispatch or on a call,” Strand said.
So when Onyx lost his owner and needed a new place to go, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said he felt a great obligation to provide that.
“His real home is at Tecumseh, but we just have custody of him and taking care of him. But he’s for all law enforcement here in Pottawatomie County,” the sheriff said.
Strand is now Onyx’s handler. The dog is 8 months old.
“It’s a huge honor and that’s why I’m working so hard to make sure that everything works out,” he explained.
Strand runs drills with the dog and takes him to monthly training sessions in Shawnee, hoping to help Onyx achieve his life’s mission.
“I want Onyx to be the best K9 in the state, if not the nation,” he told News 9. “Because that’s what Justin was. He was a great officer and for him to carry that legacy on would be just great.”
Onyx is currently in testing to see which path he’ll take as a working dog. He could go out on patrol in as early as four to five months.
Booth thanked the Bricktown Brewery, 4-Way Automatic Transmission, Lexington police, Stratford police and Shawnee police for their help in making the K9 program possible.
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit is currently attempting to locate Damien Sumpter. Sumpter has not appeared for his routine registration. Sumpter is also not living at the address he has listed on his registration. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Sumpter please contact Deputy Jared Strand at 405-273-1727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pottawatomie County’s Most Wanted- Captured early this morning by Oklahoma City Police after a pursuit in a stolen vehicle.
We would like to thank both Oklahoma City Police Department and Midwest City Police Department for their efforts in safely bringing David Knight into custody.
Information previously posted on 11/21/2016.
Pottawatomie County’s most wanted, David Allen Knight, 9/08/83, CF-15-222, Robbery by force or fear, endangering others while eluding police, failed to appear on second day of jury trial. NO BOND. KNIGHT has MMA fighting experience and is considered dangerous. Please contact Warrant Chad Pope or Deputy Brad Setzer with any information.
Pottawatomie County Deputy Robin Opela opens up about her battle against breast cancer and gives a message to others going through the fight.
Two Shawnee residents were killed and three high school students suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on Coker Road, just north of Waco Road. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Miller investigated the crash, which occurred about 12:09 p.m. Killed in the accident were Gary Bailey, 59, and Janice Bailey, 58, both of Shawnee, the OHP reported. Gary Bailey was driving a 1997 Nissan pickup southbound on Coker Road when his vehicle was hit head-on by a northbound 2007 Saturn sedan driven by Nicholas Moles, 17, Shawnee, the OHP said. Trooper Miller said Moles’ vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with Bailey’s pickup. Moles was transported by private vehicle to Unity Health Center, where the OHP reported he was treated and released. Moles’ two passengers also were injured. According to the report, Dakota Davis, 16, Tecumseh, and Tyler Jackson, 17, Tecumseh, were taken to Unity Health Center where they were reportedly treated and released, but it appears both were actually transferred to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Both Davis and Jackson were listed as patients at the hospital Tuesday night. Jackson was listed in fair condition, a nurse supervisor said, and Davis was there, but had not been admitted, she said.
All three teenagers are reported to be students at Tecumseh High School. The patrol said seat belts were in use by occupants of the Saturn sedan, but were not in use in the Nissan pickup. Trooper Miller was assisted at the scene by Lt. Kera Philippi. Shawnee and Bethel Acres firefighters responded to provide extrication while Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies provided traffic control as the roadway was blocked.