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San Fran duo busted for allegedly conspiring to traffic in drugs

EL RENO – Two San Francisco, Calif. men who were stopped while traveling through Canadian County each face up to 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine for allegedly conspiring to traffic in illegal drugs. Assistant District Attorney Justin Kemp has alleged that Weiyang Huang, 39, and Qiaming...
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Canadian County Sheriff’s Office seeks ‘Four Most Wanted’

The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office is seeking these four individuals on outstanding warrants. All four are last known to be in the Yukon area. Yukon’s Keenan James Donaldson, 30, is a white male standing 6 feet 1 inch and weighing 180 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
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Yukon man waives right to hearing in murder case

A Yukon man charged with shooting to death one roommate and injuring a second roommate has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the court case. Patrick Allen Matthews, 25, is being held without bond at the Canadian County Jail after being booked in January 2021 for first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
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Putting the ‘local’ in Yukon

We at your Yukon Progress hope you are enjoying the expanded local coverage provided by our news team. I’ve been here at the Progress fewer than four years and was thrilled to recently start working alongside two experienced, quality journalists – Traci Chapman and Michael Pineda. I’ve known...

Canadian County may change scope of historic jail project

EL RENO – Canadian County Commissioners will consider changing the scope of a construction project at the historic county jail. District 3 Commissioner Jack Stewart suggested the board could consider using a construction manager to “manage the process.”. “We might ought to look at taking a different approach,”...

Murder accomplice pleads guilty in Canadian County Jail contraband case

EL RENO – A Canadian County murder accomplice has pleaded guilty and been convicted for hiding a weapon for another inmate at the county jail. Johnathon Reese Erickson, 30, was found guilty April 26 of the felony offense of accessory to possess contraband in jail. He already was headed to state prison after his recent conviction as an accessory in an October 2020 murder case.

Canadian County jailer charged with rape

EL RENO – A female detention officer faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of having sex with a male inmate at the Canadian County Jail. Yukon’s Raven Beryle Benson, 36, was charged May 4 in Canadian County District Court with second-degree rape – a felony crime punishable by one to 15 years in state prison.

OSBI finds Canadian County Sheriffs deputy sexually assaulted inmate

CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said a former Canadian County Sheriffs deputy sexually assaulted a female inmate several times. They said David Loman transported the inmate from Marshall to Canadian County in early April and assaulted her three different times. Their investigation found the...

Youth & Family Services earns big Yukon ‘MILL Week’ gift

Yukon Public Schools’ representatives have presented Youth & Family Services of Canadian County with a $32,532.44 check representing funds raised during MILL (Millers Improving Local Lives) Week in early March. MILL Week is an annual student-organized charitable effort prepared and presented by the Yukon Student Council. Yukon High School,...

Yukon woman busted with meth at county jail

EL RENO – A Yukon woman already was in trouble after a Canadian County sheriff’s deputy pulled her over driving a vehicle without an exhaust system – and then marijuana was discovered inside. But Melissa Marie Bennett later found herself in more trouble – and facing a...

Former sheriff deputy charged with sexual assault

CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested a former Canadian County Sheriff’s Deputy, who is accused of raping an inmate he was transporting from Marshall County. OSBI said 58-year-old David Wayne Loman sexually assaulted a woman three times at three different locations. The inmate...