Ex-Owasso city manager pleads not guilty to felony

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Former Owasso City Manager Rodney Ray has pleaded not guilty to a felony bogus check charge and a misdemeanor count of falsely reporting a crime.

Ray is charged with writing a bogus check for more than $3,000 to a hearing aid company in 2010 and with lying to police last year when he said that the check had been stolen.

Ray declined comment after entering the pleas Wednesday in Tulsa County District Court.

Ray resigned in June - about one month after he was suspended with pay when the Owasso City Council ordered an investigation into his office. And a municipal memo obtained by the Tulsa World shows that in April Ray ordered that two police videos of a February traffic stop of Owasso Vice mayor Chris Kelley be deleted.

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