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Three Sequoyah County men arrested in sting operation; $100,000 worth of stolen property recovered

From left, Robert "Bob" Ward, Wesley Huff and Keith Calloway

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - Three Sequoyah County men were arrested Friday during a sting operation to locate stolen property, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane.

Early Friday morning deputies and investigators with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wesley Huff and Keith Calloway, both of Gore. The two were arrested at a Vian residence after attempting to sell stolen property to the officers.

The investigation then led to a rural Gore residence, where deputies recovered a substantial amount of stolen property, as well as methamphetamines and marijuana, Sheriff Lane stated.

Investigators then executed two search warrants (one for stolen property and one for narcotics) at a second residence located northeast of Vian. At this location deputies recovered a 2021 New Holland skid steer that had been reported stolen from a residence north of Muldrow a month earlier. The skid steer is valued at over $60,000, Sheriff Lane said. More stolen tools and illegal drugs were also located at the residence.

Also arrested in the sting operation was Robert “Bob” Ward, of Vian.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Investigators Gene Wheat, Dwayne Frizzell, BR Rutherford and Chris Grizzle,” Sheriff Larry Lane stated. “They have worked tirelessly for the last month, following leads and looking for potential suspects of several recent thefts of trailers, tools and equipment, from all around Sequoyah County. It’s not only our county though. Cherokee, Muskogee, and Haskell counties have had similar thefts lately. Today their investigations came to a head and some good hard-working people were able to get a lot of their property back.”

“This investigation is not even close to being over,” Sheriff Lane added. “There is still more property to be located, and more arrests to be made. We also want to thank the Haskell County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation. Sheriff Tim Turner and his investigators helped us tremendously.”

KXMX Staff Writer

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