Former Muskogee County jail employee arrested

Ponca City Now - March 29, 2016 2:12 pm

A former Muskogee County Jail employee has been arrested for rape in the second degree after admitting to having sexual contact with a jail inmate.

The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to investigate an allegation of an improper relationship between jailer Harold Eugene Shinn III (d.o.b. 8/20/1993) and a female inmate.

An OSBI special agent and county investigator interviewed the victim and the suspect. Both had similar stories of the sexual encounter that happened in June 2015.

This morning, a county deputy arrested Shinn outside the Phoenix Apartments, where he lives. He was booked into the Muskogee County Jail.

Shinn was dismissed from his job in January when the sheriff learned of the allegation.


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