Deputies ‘ham it up’ for a good cause

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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…

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Welcomed Gifts: Boy Scouts Troop 3461

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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…

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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 cashier’s check, became suspicious and turned over the items to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.

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Suspect still sought following police pursuit

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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 driver they are still looking for as David Carter of Meeker.

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

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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.

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New developments in Saint Louis shooting

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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…

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Charges filed in large meth bust

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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,…

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