Grand jury seeks Oklahoma sheriff’s ouster after arrest

Ponca City Now - June 17, 2016 8:49 am

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) – A multicounty grand jury is recommending the Carter County sheriff be removed from office following his arrest for allegedly soliciting sexual favors from an employee in exchange for hiring the woman’s husband.

The multicounty grand jury on Thursday returned an accusation of removal for Sheriff Milton Anthony based on corruption in office. The accusation requests that a district judge order Anthony’s suspension from duties pending a trial. A jury would have to determine if Anthony should be removed from office.

Anthony was arrested earlier this month on a bribery complaint, and released after posting a $20,000 bond. Formal charges have not been filed.

A call to Anthony’s office Thursday seeking comment was referred to his attorney, Ron Wallace, who did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

 

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