Choctaw County, OK

Retired Oklahoma Game Warden makes shocking discovery in Hugo Lake

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - On Monday, a retired Oklahoma Game Warden identified illegal electrofishing devices at Hugo Lake. Game Wardens Jim Gillham, of Atoka County, and Andrew Potter, of Choctaw County, said they received information and began an investigation leading to the seizure of multiple illegal electrofishing devices at Hugo Lake.
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Choctaw County Kidnapping, Robbery Suspect Jailed

Jonathan Dakota “BOLO” Hinsley. A Hugo Police Officer arrested a man wanted by Choctaw County authorities for more than a month for kidnapping and robbery. There was a police chase before capturing Johnathan Dakota, “BOLO,” Hinsley is accused of using a hammer to rob Jeremy Allen and Ruby Stallings. He held them hostage for about an hour before they managed to escape.
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Man arrested for robbery, kidnapping in Choctaw County

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - After nearly a month on the run, a man wanted for robbery and kidnapping in Choctaw County has been arrested. Sheriff Terry Park said Johnathan Dakota “BOLO” Hinsley was taken into custody Friday after a chase with a Hugo Police Officer. According to...
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Back to school bash scheduled for Thursday

Youth Services for Choctaw, Pushmataha, and McCurtain Counties will be hosting its Fourth Annual Back to School event on Thursday, July 28, 2022. The event will be held at the Agri-Plex in Hugo. Last year, with your help, they met their goal to provide 300 or more backpacks with supplies to families in need. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 580.326…
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Extreme fire danger in Choctaw County

The board of county commissioners for Choctaw County passed a resolution Monday morning enacting a burn ban for a period of 14 days. This burn ban may be removed at any time during the 14-day period.

Young heroes awarded for helping Hugo Firefighters

HUGO, Okla. (KXII) - Two boys were awarded certificates of appreciation from the fire department and the police department Thursday. Hugo Fire Department, Hugo Police Department, and Choctaw County emergency medical services responded to a report of a house on fire on the northwest side of Hugo Wednesday night. Hugo...

Choctaw County Man Wanted For Robbery, Kidnapping

Choctaw County deputies are searching for a man wanted for Armed Robbery and Kidnapping. Johnathan Dakota “BOLO” Hinsley is considered armed and dangerous. They could charge anyone who aids Hinsley with harboring a fugitive.
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Opportunities galore!

I can’t ever remember a time in the past half-century when there were so many job opportunities in Southeast Oklahoma and right here in Choctaw County. It’s almost safe to say there are either no businesses... or few, who are not seeking to fill open positions. We have also observed a clear departure from the old “minimum wage” as most businesses are prepared to pay considerably more for even…
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Is it politics or people changing?

There’s a lot of dust in the air across Oklahoma’s political roadways at present, as successful candidates making runoffs burn rubber and shoe-leather trying to circle the wagons and garner as much support as possible. The political landscape has changed pretty dramatically right here in Choctaw County over the past three or four decades as the GOP has converted thousands of voters to its side…

OSBI makes arrest in 30 year old cold case of Baby Doe

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) announced the arrest of Meaonia Michelle Allen in connection with the death of Baby Doe in 1993. Allen, 53, turned herself in to an OSBI Special Agent at the Choctaw County Courthouse for an outstanding warrant for one count of Murder in the First Degree – Deliberate Intent. Bond was denied.

Oklahoma woman arrested for murder 29 years after her baby was found dead with his throat slashed

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla. (TCD) -- A 53-year-old woman reportedly turned herself in to authorities last week 29 years after her newborn was found dead in a rural area. In a statement, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) announced Meaonia Michelle Allen was booked June 25 at 12:50 p.m. on an outstanding warrant for first-degree murder — deliberate intent.

Former Oklahoma Daycare Worker Charged With Murder Of Son, A 1993 Baby Doe

A woman in Oklahoma has been charged with killing her infant son shortly after his birth nearly 30 years ago. Meaonia Michelle Allen, 53, surrendered to state authorities on Friday after a warrant was issued for her arrest, charging her with first-degree murder, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. DNA connected Allen to “Baby Doe,” whose identity remained unknown for three decades since his body was discovered in rural Choctaw County near Hugo, Oklahoma, in 1993.