Wag. Co. sheriff subpoenaed for grand jury

Posted at 12:13 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 13:13:34-04

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. – A subpoena was issued to a Wagoner County sheriff Wednesday regarding a multi-county grand jury investigation.

2 Works for You investigator Marla Carter discovered that Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert and some employees received subpoenas for a multi-county grand jury investigation.

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According to the Assistant Wagoner County District Attorney Jack Thorp the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office issued the subpoenas Wednesday morning.

It is not clear know what the multi-county grand jury investigation is seeking. Grand jury's are secret and not subject to public disclosure.

According to the Attorney General's Office, "The state’s multi-county grand jury has jurisdiction to investigate criminal matters in all 77 counties, assisting local law enforcement as well as handling matters of state interest. The grand jurors meet regularly, for two to three days at a time, to hear testimony in the matters being considered by the grand jury. The proceedings are closed to the public."

Recently, we reported about a CLEET investigation into Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert in June. CLEET is the agency that oversees law enforcement training. Sources told 2 Works for You that Sheriff Colbert forced deputies to falsify his training records saying he had attended courses that he never actually attended.

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In relation to those accusations, OSBI and the state auditor have confirmed they are investigating the claims made against Sheriff Colbert, including the CLEET matter as well as allegations over drug money that was not accounted for.

2 Works for You caught up with Sheriff Colbert who declined to comment but told us to "talk to my lawyer."

When asked about allegations that Sheriff Colbert falsified, or requested someone to falsify documents, he said “No I did not. You [Marla Carter] know that. You’re [Marla Carter] part of it.” 

When asked what he meant, Sheriff Colbert did not answer. 

The Wagoner County DA's office rescued itself because it represents the county and did not want to appear to have any sort of conflict.

Colbert's attorney declined to comment.

SPECIAL SECTION | Read more about 2 Works for You investigations into the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office


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