CRIME & SAFETY
One dead after police pursuit ends in crash
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – One person died after a police chase ended in a crash Sunday night. According to police, the incident happened around 11 p.m. on Sunday just north of Earlsboro in Pottawatomie County on Benson Park Rd. Officials say Tecumseh Police were in pursuit of a...
One dead in motorcycle crash in Pottawatomie Co.
One man passed away in a motorcycle crash in Pottawatomie County on Thursday.
Unconnected exhaust pipes caused carbon monoxide death of 3 Marines, autopsy report shows
Three Marines who died in North Carolina of carbon monoxide poisoning were in a car that was lowered with unconnected exhaust pipes, according to an autopsy report. Merax Dockery, a Seminole resident, was among the three who died this summer. The deaths were ruled an accident, and the report showed there were no obvious signs of foul play, suicide or drugs.
Weekly Safety Report: Tragic Trailer Fire and DUI Arrest Shake Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
Two incidents occurred in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma this week. In the first incident, a deadly trailer fire in Seminole claimed the lives of two individuals, leaving their family in need of assistance for funeral costs. The second incident involved the arrest of an Earlsboro Police officer for driving under the influence and causing a car crash on Interstate 40. The officer failed a field sobriety test and damaged multiple vehicles. These incidents highlight the importance of safety and the need for support in times of tragedy.
Pottawatomie County Deputy Arrested Following Altercation at Adult Toy Store
A Pottawatomie County deputy, serving as a commander, has been arrested following a dispute at an adult toy store. The incident is under investigation by both local police and the Sheriff's office. The deputy is currently on paid leave. #shorts.
Shawnee Family Seeks Help For Funeral Costs After Deadly Seminole Trailer Fire
An Oklahoma family is mourning the loss of two people -- after a fire in Seminole. This -- while they were already in the grieving process. The family needs help burying their loved ones. At a Shawnee home – two sisters and a brother shared their pain from loss. “It...
Memorial Signs Erected to Honor Slain College Student in Pottawatomie County
New signs have been erected on a Pottawatomie County road in Oklahoma, paying tribute to Generro Sanchez, a college student tragically shot and left in a ditch 13 years ago. The poignant memorial, unveiled by the victim's family, serves as a reminder of his legacy and the legislation they helped pass.
Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Commander Arrested for Assault at Adult Toy Store
• A Pottawatomie County sheriff's commander, David Dewitt, was arrested for assaulting an employee at an adult store in Oklahoma City. • The incident occurred when Dewitt and a woman were shopping in the store and Dewitt started arguing with her. The store clerk intervened, leading to Dewitt assaulting him.
OSBI investigates after officer shoots, kills suspect in Prague
PRAGUE, Okla. — The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an officer shot and killed a suspect in Prague. Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here. On Dec. 1, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office requested the OSBI to assist after a shooting. Pottawatomie County deputies...
Driver Slams Into Pottawatomie County Deputy Responding To Accident
A driver crashes into a Pottawatomie County deputy, sending him to the hospital. The sheriff's office says the deputy was responding to another accident at the time. “The only thing I remember is zooming in on my computer to where we were at and that was it,” recalls Deputy Richard Finch.
PM NewsBrief: Dec. 5, 2023
Officer-Involved Shooting Death Under State Investigation. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Prague at the request of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office. The incident took place on December 1, following a domestic disturbance report. Deputies encountered a man holding a knife. When they...