Pawnee County Sheriff's Ouster Affirmed by Court

Jun 5, 2012

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld the ouster of a former Pawnee County sheriff accused of willful neglect of duty.

The high court on Tuesday affirmed the November 2010 ouster of former Sheriff Roger Price. A grand jury accused Price of releasing a prisoner who hadn't posted bond and not detaining a man who came to the jail to surrender on an outstanding warrant.

Price filed appealed the jury's decision but the Supreme Court affirmed his ouster.

Last month, prosecutors filed an unrelated felony charge against Price, accusing him of unauthorized use of a vehicle. A similar charge against Price was dismissed in 2011 after the proper paperwork wasn't filed and no prosecutors showed up for a court hearing.

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