Former Pushmataha Co. sheriff arrested

By: Nicole Holt Email
By: Nicole Holt Email

PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, Okla. -- After two years, a former Pushmataha County Sheriff has been arrested and charged with misappropriation of official records.

We were the first to bring you this story back in 2005.

Elvin Flood, 65, was taken into custody Wednesday night after years of confusion and mistrust.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol launched the investigation back in February of 2005, after the new and current Sheriff Jimmy Duncan took over and was unable to find hundreds of records-- including that of a very high profile case, missing teen Jeffery Bin.

The highway patrol found those files at a business of former Sheriff Elvin Flood. That's after he told investigators he didn't know where they were.

Over the past two years, OHP has interviewed ninety witnesses trying to find out why the former sheriff kept the files.

Duncan says the previous district attorney, Virginia Sanders, would never issue a warrant for Flood’s arrest and never gave a reason why.

When the new district attorney took office this year, she didn't waste time and issued a long overdue warrant.

We're told Flood has bonded out.

The Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department says they're glad this investigation has come to an end that Flood’s actions give law enforcement a bad name.

Flood goes back to court next month.

We tried to contact flood late Thursday morning. His wife said he wasn't available and had no comment.

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  • by Stop Corruption Location: Albion on Mar 11, 2012 at 05:59 AM
    In the links below you can hear the Sheriff Duncan and his Under Sheriff Ingram caught on tape in action. Watch this then see what you think.
  • by Juanita Location: Texas on Jul 28, 2008 at 05:15 AM
    Elvin Flood is he the relative of Jim Flood,Hells Andels and Bank Robber.
  • by Tammy Location: Durant on May 25, 2007 at 12:36 PM
    This story should tell people that any one in any position could go wrong if given the chance and the opportunity to do so. It is wrong, and I believe that they should get the same punishment that every day common man would get. I mean, to stay in the same jails that common criminals stay in, eat the same food and every thing. Nothing should be different just because they help a position. Just like with Paris what ever her name is, why should she get her own private cell and all, she needs to stay with the ones doing crime because if it was a common man they would be with the common folks. Why is it that when the high and mighty get into trouble they get different treatment???? They do the crime they pay the crime just like Tom, Dick and Harry. I know if it were me I would have to sit and bear the consequences. So should they!!!!!
  • by Cullen Location: Antlers on May 24, 2007 at 10:30 PM
    Know your facts before you spout off ignorance. I have worked for the past three Sheriff's and the Duncan's are and were outstanding Sheriffs. Look at the past County Commisoners and lay your blame there first.
  • by dee Location: antlers on May 24, 2007 at 02:55 PM
    it about time they got him
  • by Latresia Location: Nashoba, OK on May 24, 2007 at 01:13 PM
    I think this is justice in motion and long overdue
  • by sue Location: antlers on May 24, 2007 at 12:22 PM
    i cant believe that they are foing to do this to a gentleman that put his life on hold for the county. may these head hunters need to look at the past sherrifs and just see what all they had done some of this is a carry over from the previous sherrif whom her husband is now the sherrif sounds like the feds should come and look into this because there is more to it. the sherrif in office now is not any better and he is always crying about being broke well if he didnt pay his undersherrif so much the office could be more profitable. itsnt it to protect and serve the whole county. someone needs to tell jimmy duncan that.
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