Checotah Police Capture Suspect Related To PCSO Deputy Death, School Lockdowns

News 6 - August 24, 2022 4:54 pm

MCALESTER, Okla. – 

Update 8/24/2022 2:20 p.m.: Checotah Police captured and arrested a man who Pawnee County investigators wanted to question about a deputy’s suspicious death.

Investigators searched for John Crotts, who was last seen a week ago in McAlester and has been sought by authorities for three weeks.

On Wednesday, multiple schools in McAlester were placed on lockdown for several hours as authorities searched for Crotts.

The City of McAlester said officers searched in the wooded by the former Spirit AeroSystems building on Electric Avenue.

Lockdowns in McAlester were lifted just before 2 p.m. as Checotah police located Crotts.

No word on the whereabouts of Tabby Johnson, who investigators say Crotts is known to abuse.

Checotah Police Capture Suspect Related To PCSO Deputy Death, School Lockdowns

 

Latest Stories

NOC Seeking Distinguished Alumni Nominations

  Northern Oklahoma College is seeking nominations for the 2023 NOC Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations are...

Online Fundraiser Set Up to Help Edmond Police Officer on Life Support

OKLAHOMA CITY – An online fundraiser has been set up to help an Edmond police officer who is on...

Oklahoma Judge Rules Man Competent to be Executed This Month

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ruled Tuesday that a man on death row for...