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Sheriff: Citizen may have earned job after assisting deputy in capture of suspect

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 10:27:18-04

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. — A Good Samaritan may have earned himself a job at the Wagoner County's Sheriff's Office after he helped a deputy capture a suspect.

Wagoner County citizen Aundra Rhea seems to have been in the right place at the right time.

On Sunday Wagoner County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Sieg was attempting to take a suspect, Skylar Koons into custody near Gertrude and Cherokee.

Deputy Sieg saw that Koons have four outstanding warrants out for his arrest, so as he attempted to take Koons into custody, Koons decided to take off on foot.

Koons got as far as the 600 block of East Church Street before Rhea, along with Deputy Sieg, tackled him to the ground.

For his valiant effort, Sheriff Chris Elliott might invite Rhea to join the force.

"I have always maintained that the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office cannot police this county without the assistance and cooperation of all the law enforcement entities of this county," Sheriff Elliott said. "This particular case a citizen partnered with the Wagoner County Sheriffs in capturing a fugitive. Mr. Rhea saw a deputy in a foot pursuit and assisted with the apprehension. When Mr. Rhea turns 21, I believe I will send him a job application and an invitation to join the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office law enforcement team. Job well done Mr. Rhea!"

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