Drive-by Shooting Arrests

April 28, 2015 Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Warrant Team arrested 22-year old Dejuan Lewis and 31-year old Deonna Blassengill. The couple were wanted for a drive-by shooting incident that occurred on April 13, 2015. Lewis got into a heated argument with victims whom he was living with when he walked outside and opened fire. Blassengill drove the car that Lewis was in at the time of the shooting.

Lewis was booked on complaints of:

  • Using a vehicle to facilitate a drive-by shooting
  • Possession of a firearm on supervised probation

Blassengill was booked on a complaint of:

  • Accessory to a felony

Video the both Lewis and Blassengill can be found in this link.

 

Dejuan Lewis Wanted

UPDATE: RHONALD BAGGOTT IN CUSTODY

Thanks to your tips 39-year old Rhonald Baggott is in custody. Baggott was arrested on April 22, 2015 in the 2600-block of N. Harvey in Oklahoma City. Thanks you!
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WANTED: Rhonald Baggott

39-year old Rhonald Baggott has 3 active warrants and is facing charges of:

*Operating a vehicle w/altered license plate
*Possession of controlled dangerous substance
*Obtaining money by false pretense
*Embezzlement

If you have information regarding his whereabouts please give us a call at (405) 713-1968. We are actively working this case, it would be awesome if we could get him in jail soon.

Thanks for your help!

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Deputy Mark Vaughan named NRA Officer of the Year

(Nashville, Tennessee) Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Mark Vaughan was named the National Rifle Association’s Officer of the Year today. Vaughan was recognized at the association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Sheriff John Whetsel was also on hand for the event.

Vaughan saved countless lives in Moore, Oklahoma when he was notified about a man attacking people at Vaughan Foods where Mark serves as an executive. Vaughan responded and stopped the suspect by shooting him.

For more information about the award check the link:http://le.nra.org/officer-of-…/officer-of-the-year-2014.aspx

Congrats to Deputy Vaughan on this well deserved award!

DUI PATROLS & DUI CHECKPOINT RESULTS

(Oklahoma City) The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office targeted drunk drivers during a weekend operation that started on March 28th and ended on March 29th.

Deputies conducted DUI patrols across Okahoma County and a DUI checkpoint was held in the 300-block of N. MacArthur. The results of the event follow:

ARRESTS: 37

*DUI Alcohol -19
*DUI Drugs – 2
*Possession of Drugs – 4
*Driving Under Suspension (after former felony conviction) – 4
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 3
*Felony Warrant – 2
*Possession of Stolen Vehicle – 1
*Possession of Firearm (after former felony conviction) – 1
*Misdemeanor Warrant – 1

CITATIONS: 121

*Seatbelt/Child Restraint – 43
*No Insurance – 16
*Driving Under Suspension/Revocation – 13
*Misc traffic violations – 13
*Driving without valid DL – 12
*Transporting Open Container – 9
*Expired Tag – 8
*Speeding – 7

VEHICLE IMPOUNDS: 62

OKLAHOMA COUNTY TRAFFIC FATALITIES – 0

DUI PATROLS & CHECKPOINT SET

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office will hold a major DUI enforcement event this weekend. Extra deputies will patrol targeting drunk drivers, and we will also staff a DUI checkpoint in Oklahoma County. The event is set to begin at 10pm on March 28, 2015 and it will end at 3:00am on March 29th.

Please folks if you drink always plan on getting home safely.

Mounted Patrol Family Say Goodbye to Deputy Ellie Mae

We are saddened to report the loss of a member of our Mounted Patrol family. Deputy Ellie Mae departed this earth on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Ellie was an Appaloosa molly mule who was about 30-35 years old. We’re not quite sure of her exact age. Ellie was owned by Mounted Patrol Section Leader, Deputy Randy Garner and his wife, Sheryl. Ellie had been a part of the Garner family for well over 25 years. She had logged countless miles on the trail and was the first “horse” ridden by many a niece, nephew, and grandbaby. She was a deputy with OCSO Mounted Patrol and had been through their Mounted Patrol School many times with an assortment of different riders. She was in many parades and attended hundreds of events with the Mounted Patrol. She was a huge hit wherever she went, and if she wasn’t in attendance, someone would always ask where she was. She was exceptionally good with children. She could always sense when they were in her presence and took extra caution when they were around. Ellie had many riders in her lifetime, both inexperienced and veteran. She always seemed to know when a rider needed her to take charge and always took great care of anyone who was on her back. Ellie had a special ability concerning gates. There literally wasn’t a gate made that she couldn’t open! Ellie was retired from the Mounted Patrol this past spring and had gone to Kentucky to live with Deputy Garner’s daughter Amanda and her family. Ellie was his granddaughter Annabelle’s first “horse”. Ellie died peacefully surrounded by her family. Ellie, you were truly a great soul and will be greatly missed by everyone. Rest in peace and happy trails!!

Warrant Team Searches for One Person, Arrests Another After Foot Pursuit

(Oklahoma City) March 3, 2015 members of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Team were in the 3800-block of SW 26th Street in Oklahoma City attempting to serve a felony warrant to an individual. While searching for the individual deputies spoke with 45-year old Benjamin Alan Snook (d.o.b. 03/07/1969).

Stolen Vehicle leads to 3 Arrests; Meth Recovered

(Oklahoma City) March 7, 2015 an Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office deputy was in the area of W. Sheridan & S. Villa when he checked the license plate of an SUV. The tag on the vehicle had been flagged as stolen out of Oklahoma City.

The driver, 24-year old Brittani Nicole Smith (d.o.b. 06/15/1990) was found to be driving with a suspended license. Brittani also had a container that was marked with her name and read “stay out if u don’t like 2 party!!!”, inside this container were several syringes. Also in the vehicle Smith had several baggies with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine. Smith is currently in jail, her bond is $11,500.00 she was booked on complaints of:

*Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
*Possession of controlled dangerous substance (meth)
*Possession of drug paraphernalia
*Driving under suspension

25-year Scott Allan Smith (d.o.b. 05/13/1989) was a passenger inside the SUV he was found to have 2 outstanding felony warrants in Oklahoma County. While being booked into jail detention officers found a baggie in his sock with a white substance inside that tested positive for meth. Smith is currently in jail his bond is $12,000.00, he was booked on complaints of:

  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
    Possession of controlled dangerous substance (meth)
    Possession of contraband in a penal institution

20-year old Electoria Michelle Frizzell (d.o.b. 02/06/1995) was sitting in the back seat on glass from the window that had been broken out of the vehicle when it was stolen. Frizzell’s purse was found to have a syringe, a digital scale, and several baggies that tested positive for meth. Frizzell is currently in jail on $5,500.00 bail, she was booked on complaints of:

  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
    Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (meth)
    Possession of drug paraphernalia

Nice work by our observant deputy!

One Arrested Following Pursuit

(Oklahoma City) January 27, 2015, just before 7pm, an Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office deputy was at SW 15th & S. Portland when he saw a small pickup truck run a red light. The deputy attempted to stop the driver of the truck, but the driver took off at a The pursuit lasted nearly 8 minutes, and finally ended when a deputy performed a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) maneuver at SW 64th Street & S. McKinley.

The driver, 31-year old Christopher Allan Balderas (d.o.b. 03/21/1983), was taken into Deputies discovered that the truck Balderas was driving had been reported stolen out of Oklahoma City. Balderas was booked on complaints of:

  • Possession of a stolen vehicle
  • Failure to stop at a red light
  • Driving with a revoked license

Balderas is currently in custody with on $4,500.00 bail. A second individual who was a passenger was not arrested.