9/23/2020 - Canadian County Sheriff Chris West announced earlier this summer that he was forming a Sheriff’s Posse, and developed a link on his office website to take applications. Within the first 24 hours his office received over 500 online applications, many of which lived outside of Canadian County, and some from people even outside of Oklahoma. Since that time, West and his staff have worked through the applications, trimming it down to only Canadian County residents. Those people were recently sent an Email from the sheriff’s office containing a registration link to attend one of five Citizen Posse orientation training sessions.
8/24/2020 - On Friday August 21, 2020 investigators of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jack Reed, 39, of Piedmont for possession of child pornography. A tip was referred to Canadian County Sheriff’s Office by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit regarding Reed possessing contraband images of children. This tip originated from Dropbox administrators when they conducted an audit of Reed’s account and found over 30 images and videos of child pornography. The images and videos were of children both male and female under the ages of 10 engaged in sexual abuse with adults.
8/17/2020 - On August 15, 2020 investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Visotski, a 35-year-old truck driver from Stuart, Oklahoma, for attempting to pick up a fourteen-year-old female at the Flying J truck stop in Canadian County for the purposes of having sexual intercourse. The investigation began in May, 2020 when Visotski reached out on social media to an undercover deputy, believing she was a fourteen-year-old female living in Canadian County. Visotski developed dialogue with the girl, and then made and carried out plans to travel to Canadian County and pick up the under aged girl. Visotski’s intentions were to take the girl on a three month cross country road trip, where he could have sex with the under aged female all across the country.