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Ryan Coventon

Oct 07, 2018

You may not know Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage by his real name, but chances are, if you live in Oklahoma, you've heard of Joe Exotic. The founder and former owner of a private petting zoo in Oklahoma has been in and out of the news for years, but this time, his antics have landed him behind bars without bond as he awaits trial in an alleged murder-for-hire plot. read more

Sep 16, 2018

A former Oklahoma senator is set to be sentenced in federal court Monday for his conviction on child sex trafficking charges.  read more

Aug 25, 2018

A 48-year-old Edmond man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to numerous charges stemming from a fatal wrong-way accident that killed a little boy. read more

Aug 10, 2018

After receiving an Oklahoma City CrimeStoppers tip about an alleged school shooting plot, Pawnee County authorities arrested two Pawnee County High School sophomores on suspicion of plotting a mass shooting and suicide. Reports say the tip came from someone outside of the United States who became concerned about things the two juvenile suspects were discussing while playing online video games. read more

Jul 28, 2018

An Oklahoma City youth pastor has been arrested on a rape complaint after being accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl from his youth group. read more

Jul 19, 2018

When most people hear the term "statutory rape," the common name for second degree rape in Oklahoma, they typically assume it involves a sexual relationship between an adult aged 18 or older and a minor who is just a little too young to provide legal consent. However, under Oklahoma law, minors are not the only ones that are legally unable to consent to sexual activity, and for this reason, under certain circumstances, a person can be charged with rape for sexual involvement with a willing adult partner. read more

Jun 28, 2018

The former president of the Mustang Touchdown Club, the Mustang Public Schools football booster club, has been charged with embezzling nearly $10,000 from the organization. read more

Jun 20, 2018

A Broken Arrow elementary school teacher who resigned amid allegations of inappropriate contact with his students has been charged in connection with the accusations. read more

May 28, 2018

The Canadian County Sheriff's Office, acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, arrested a Yukon man earlier this month for possession of child pornography. read more

Apr 30, 2018

An Oklahoma County jury rejected a defendant's claim that she stabbed a man 17 times "in self defense."  read more

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