Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
MIKE REED  ( read )
Phone:
EMERGENCY: 911
24 Hours:
918-825-3535
Jail:
918-825-6500
Crime Tip:
918-825-3820
Address:
1 Court Place Suite 150
Pryor, OK 74361
Administrative Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
History of the Sheriff's Office
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Lawrence Dallas

1907-1911

George W. Mayes

1911-1914

Joe M. Ross

1915-1919

John L. Birchfield

1919-1923

J.A. Layton

1923-1925

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Charles M. Kelley

1925-1931 

Don McElroy

1931-33 & 1941-43

W. J. "Bill" Walker

1933-1937

 

Walter E. Panter

1937-41 & 1947-51

 

D.L. "Bit" Madison

1943-1947

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 Warren G. "Kit" Robinson

1951

Ralph Willcut

1951-1953 

L.L. "Slim" Weaver

1953-1965

Joe Faircloth

1965-1969

Doyle "Hokie" Foreman

1971-1973

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 Glen H. "Pete" Weaver

1969-71 & 1973-81

Paul Smith

1981-1985

H.W. "Chief" Jordan

1985-1989

Wiley J. Backwater

1989-1993

Harold A. Berry

1993-2001

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 Frank Cantey

2001-2013

 

Sheriff Mike Reed

2013-Present

 
         

 

July 1928-The Summer of ’28 was election season and Sheriff Charles M. Kelley wanted the voters to know that he had been doing his job of enforcing the state liquor laws.  Posing on the lawn of the old Mayes County Courthouse are left to right, Deputy Willis Thompson, Undersheriff T. Wyman Thompson, Sheriff Kelley and Deputy Cleo Callison.  Sheriff Kelley served in office from 1925-1931. June 1951- Sheriff Ralph Willcutt points to the scene where County Attorney Jack Burris was gunned down at his Locust Grove Home.  The shotgun slaying Jack Burris remains unsolved and is one of the most famous murder investigations in the history of the State of Oklahoma.   Burris served as the elected County Attorney from 1947 until his death and is buried in Pryor’s Fairview Cemetery. March 1956-County law officers pose with confiscated liquor; from left to right are Deputy Sheriff Fred Grimes, County Judge Carl Longmire, County Attorney Bill Thomas and Sheriff Slim Weaver.  
May 1965: Mayes County Sheriff Joe Faircloth and deputies posing with cars showing new Sheriff decal logo; Left to right: Lefty Poe, Harold Page, Leroy Hatfield, Joe Faircloth, Frank Nicodemus and Bob Rainwater. Faircloth was sheriff from 1965-1969.   June 1968-Mayes County Undersheriff Fred Grimes retirement party.  Back Row from Left to right: T.J.  

About 1976-The sheriff’s office staff included, front-left to right, Charlie Davis, Sheriff Pete Weaver, Maxine Randolph. Back-left to right, Roy LeForce, Junior Pair, Bucky Dunn, Bob Tafoya, Rick Stephens, Al Boyer. Weaver was sheriff from 1969-1971 and 1973-1981.

 

   About 1978-Undersheriff Al Boyer escorts “Father John” La’Aquarious back to jail from a court hearing. Father John, one of the most colorful characters in Mayes County Criminal history claimed to be the high priest of a religious cult using marijuana as part of their worship services.   He one sued Sheriff Pete Weaver for not providing daily clean bed linens service to him while in the county jail.   
       

 More history of the Mayes County Sheriff's Office can be found here.