News 4 captures the moment Pottawatomie Co. deputies arrest alleged child abuser

POTTAWATOMIE CO., Okla. – A man accused of sexually abusing two young children was hauled off to jail Friday and News 4 was there when he was arrested to get his side of the story. “I am not guilty,” Dillon Soloman of Tecumseh said to News 4 as he was getting into a deputy’s vehicle. He’s been arrested on complaints of lewd or indecent proposal or acts with a child under the age of 16, and abuRead More…

Grant Awarded: Sheriff’s Office received two portable breathalyzers

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was granted two Portable breathalyzers from the United States Deputy Sheriffs Association to combat drunk driving in Pottawatomie County. Deputy Jared Strand applied from the grant on behalf of the office which also included a large quantity of straws to be used after each test is administered.Read More…

Deputies ‘ham it up’ for a good cause

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Field deputy David Warta is patrolling the streets of Pottawatomie County to serve and protect. And, on this day – it’s a different kind of “serve.”
County deputies are pulling over good drivers and blessing them with a holiday ham.
“A lot people are struggling with bills and don’t have the blessings that we have. And, we are fortunate to do this,” said Lt. Jimmy Brewer.
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Welcomed Gifts: Boy Scouts Troop 3461

Boy Scouts Troop 3461 put together snacks and hand warmers for each deputy at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Steven Sample, Sgt. Scott Hawkins and Lt. Bob Stewart met with troop members Wednesday evening 12/13/2016 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee to receive the greatly appreciated gifts. Each troop member decorated their sacks with messages about Christmas to wordRead More…

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, Read More…

Deputies: ‘Don’t be suckered’ by lottery check scam

Once again, fake lottery letters with cashier’s checks have arrived in Shawnee mailboxes, prompting law enforcement officers to issue warnings to area residents. The most recent mailing comes from an address in London, England, with a claim that the person is the winner of the Australia Sweepstakes lottery. The Shawnee resident who received this mailing, along with what appears to be a real caRead More…

Suspect still sought following police pursuit

Law enforcement officers in both Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties are still on the lookout for a person wanted for questioning in connection with two pursuits relating to stolen vehicles and trailers Monday night. Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty reported the pursuit began in Pottawatomie County as deputies tried to stop a pickup towing a stolen box trailer. Dougherty has identified the Read More…

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,Read More…

New developments in Saint Louis shooting

An investigation into a fatal shooting in Saint Louis Saturday evening is continuing as detectives conduct interviews and await firearm testing to prepare the case for review by the district attorney, who may have to determine if the case falls under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Timmy Jordan, 46, died as a result of the shooting. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike CarRead More…

Charges filed in large meth bust

Two suspects arrested after Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies seized about 577 grams of methamphetamine from their vehicle have been formally charged. Robert Lester Keitz, 26, Checotah, and Danette Lola McNeal, 44, Stigler, are charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with the felony of aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs. They are accused of acting conjointly and knowingly possesRead More…