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Wed September 8, 2010

Grand Jury Seated

Pawnee, OK – Grand jury selection starts in Pawnee Co., Okla.

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Pawnee County court officials have begun picking members of a grand jury that a judge ordered to be convened to investigate the county sheriff's office.

The Tulsa World reported that the jury-selection process got under way Tuesday. A panel of 12 jurors, plus alternates, is being selected from a pool of about 100 county residents.

Sixty-one-year-old Roger Price was charged in July with grand larceny and two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was accused of stealing a trailer and driving two vehicles seized in drug stings.

On July 20, six days after Price's arrest, District Judge Jefferson Sellers signed an order to convene the grand jury to investigate the sheriff.

Before becoming sheriff six years ago, Price worked for the Highway Patrol for 26 years, working mostly in Pawnee County.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com