Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken VanDuser is pictured at the scene of a head-on collision
Six people arrested March 14 after sheriff’s deputies found about 25 grams of methamphetamine while serving an arrest warrant at a Shawnee home are now charged with trafficking in illegal drugs.
Six people were arrested Saturday night after sheriff’s deputies went to a Shawnee home to serve a felony arrest warrant and ended up finding about 25 grams of methamphetamine. In a separate case the same night, Shawnee police officers arrested a suspect after finding a meth lab at another Shawnee home.
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.
A McLoud man suffered an accidental gunshot wound to his abdomen Thursday night when he fired a shotgun shell filled with plumbers putty into his stomach. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said the man, age 21, told deputies he took the BB pellets out of a shotgun shell and replaced them with plumbers putty to make a different bullet. From there, Palmer said the man test fired several rounds on items outside and they did pretty good. “He decided to see what it would do to himself if he put a pillow between him and the gun,” Palmer said. The man allegedly shot at himself without a problem, so Palmer said he tried the experiment without the pillow.
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.
Skeletal remains found near Earlsboro almost one year ago have been identified through DNA testing as a Tecumseh man who went missing in 2001. While an official cause and manner of death are still pending from the state medical examiner, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death as a homicide. DNA analysis has confirmed the bones are the remains of Dustin James Bench, said Cherokee Ballard, spokeswoman for the state medical examiner’s office. Bench was 22 when he disappeared July 1, 2001.
A Shawnee man was shot and killed by a homeowner late Wednesday night at a rural home on Old Highway 270 near Shawnee. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case as a homicide, but no arrests have been made. It will be up to the district attorney’s office to review the case and determine if charges are warranted or if the shooting falls under Oklahoma’s “Make My Day” law.
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An overnight traffic stop for speeding and the instincts of a deputy resulted in the arrest of two people on drug-related complaints Thursday, along with the seizure of nearly $10,000…