Friday, February 19, 2010

McIntosh County Sheriff Joe Hogan under investigation

McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office under investigation
Tulsa World
By RHETT MORGAN World Staff Writer

EUFAULA - The embattled McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office is under investigation again. McIntosh County District Attorney Tom Guilioli has asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to look into allegations of official misconduct in the sheriff’s department, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said Friday.

Sheriff Joe Hogan, who took office in June, is a former OSBI agent.

“We are going to investigate him like we do anybody else,” Brown said.

The news comes just months after the county sheriff and undersheriff were imprisoned on state and federal charges.

Former Sheriff Terry Alan Jones and ex-undersheriff Mykol Travis Brookshire pleaded guilty in state court to embezzlement and conspiraracy for taking money from a motorist. Jones and Brookshire were sentenced in November to 14 and 13 years in prison, respectively.

Both confessed to splitting $5,000 taken from a motorist during a traffic stop.

Their state prison terms are running concurrently to their 27-month federal sentences, which are related to the same crime and were handed down in September. In June, they pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Muskogee to conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce under color of law.

Neither Guilioli nor Hogan could immediately be reached for comment Friday.

Hogan, 60, was an agent/deputy inspector with the OSBI from 1981-2007 and was a chemist-toxicologist with the Texas Department of Public Safety from 1972-81. At the time of his hiring as sheriff, he had been working since 2008 as a security guard manager at the Army Ammunition Plant in McAlester.


Anonymous said...

This has been a long time coming because mr hogan discharged alot of honest hard working deputies and staff, which in my opinion should be reinstated after mr hogan resigns

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, how do you know Mr. Hogan will resign?

Anonymous said...

They could have appointed one of the people that ran against the sheriff that went to jail but instead they picked this "good old boy"that was known to the comisioners that appointed him, what kind of retired agent could he have been he was working as a security guard when they hired him

Anonymous said...

security gaurd at the ammo plant makes a lot more money then a deputy does there!

Anonymous said...

I am a current law enforcement officer and this kind of disrespect for my profession is sickening! We wonder why people don't trust LE Officers anymore. We did'nt go into law enforcement to make alot of money! We are here as civil servants to help protect people. From themselves at times. NOT TO BE CRIMINALS!!! It's simple. If you can't be a trustworthy person then hang it up and real LE Officers will catch you being a criminal on your time, not the states! Quit messing up the future of LE. Man up! and hang it up if you can't do this job right!