Savanna assistant police chief resigns

By: Jessica Wilder Email
By: Jessica Wilder Email

SAVANNA, OK-- 27-year-old Bo Munholland has resigned as the assistant police chief of Savanna, Oklahoma. He's facing multiple felony and misdemeanor counts stemming from a night of partying with underage girls.

"He elected to resign because he felt that was the best situation for our town and our department," Captain David Spears said, "He helped in the beginning to get this station started and didn't want to cause any embarrassment for our department"

Munholland was arrested Saturday night after he crashed a Cadillac on Highway 69 in McAlester. Police say he had been drinking and allegedly bought beer for three underage girls.

"When they arrived at the scene they found the Savanna police officer Bo Munholland was at the scene," Detective Chris Morris said, "they asked him what had happened and he told them he came around the corner a little fast and crashed into the bridge area."

He wasn't found to be drunk by officers but he did tell the three girls who had been drinking with him to run.

"At the scene that night when the girls were located they wrote statements and told officers that Bo Munholland had told them to take off running and if the police showed up he would lose his job," Morris said.

He's charged with three felony counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor as well as misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and obstructing an officer. Savanna police chief David Spears says Munholland's actions were out of character.

"He's always used good judgment by working and done a good job for us. Its just a sad situation because he's really a nice young man that got himself in a bad situation and made bad choices," he said.

The case is still under investigation.


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