Johnston Co. Reserve Deputy's badge revoked after arrest

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

JOHNSTON CO, OK-A Johnston County Reserve Sheriff's Deputy remains behind bars Wednesday for allegedly beating a woman at his home and officials said he was removed from his position immediately after his arrest.

Johnston County Sheriff Jon Smith said Michael Reeder's deputy commission was revoked as soon as he was handcuffed Monday and it's unlikely Reeder will be able to serve as an officer with the county in the future because of the arrest.

Deputies arrested Reeder at his Wapanucka home at the corner of H Avenue and 3rd Street Monday afternoon for domestic abuse and domestic abuse in the presence of a minor. Sheriff Smith said they received an anonymous tip that there'd been a fight at the home and a woman was injured. Deputies arrived on scene and found that Reeder physically assaulted a woman in front of three children, leading to the arrest.

Neighbors who didn't want to speak to us on-camera said DHS was also called in and officers were at the residence for several hours. Smith said Reeder served as a reserve deputy since November 2011and it's the first time he's been in trouble with the law.

"I can't say it happens on the common basis but it does happen. Anyone I guess is likely able to violate the law and find themselves in precarious situations so that's kinda the case here," he said.

Reeder is still in the county jail Wednesday held without bond.

Smith said the DA's office may file additional charges on this case. He said the woman is okay and the children are staying with relatives.


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