2 arrested in Okmulgee County after investigators say they stole water from fire hydrants

OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. -- Two people were arrested after officials said they used an oilfield tank truck to steal water from fire hydrants.

Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office investigators said they investigated a tip on Tuesday about the theft.

Deputies arrested Ronald Ashford, 63, of Kiefer and Michael Cuthill, 33, of Haskell, after they said the men were using a fire hose to connect to a hydrant on North 300 Road in front of Twin Hills Public Schools.

Ashford and Cuthill will face charges of tampering with public utilities and illegally parking in front of a fire hydrant.

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