Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers Recover $100,000 in Stolen Property

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers have spent the last two days recovering almost $100,000 in stolen property, including several cars, trucks, travel trailers, utility trailers, a four wheeler and other farm implements. This concentrated effort included four counties and stretched from Eastern-Central Oklahoma and into the Texas Panhandle.

Several months ago, Emily Redman, newly appointed District Attorney for Bryan County, asked Bryan County Law Enforcement to meet monthly to share information regarding cases they were working.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Investigations Division had an ongoing investigation that started from a Trooper’s pursuit in June 2005. “We knew there was more to be gained with a combined investigation, when OHP Investigators learned that Durant Police and Bryan County Sheriff's Office were both individually working cases but had no suspects," said Second Lieutenant Ronald Hampton, of the OHP Investigations Division.

From these meetings, OHP obtained the suspects' information and destinations. OHP, Bryan County Sheriff's Department, Durant Police Department, Grayson County (Texas) Sheriff's Department, and Sherman(Texas) Police Department combined efforts which resulted in the arrests of Michael Miller and Scarlett Amanda Dillingham-Sheffield in Bryan County on Tuesday, April 4, 2006.

"We are very pleased with the outcome of this investigation. We worked collectively and tirelessly with local law enforcement, at the direction and support of Bryan County District Attorney Emily Redman. Law Enforcement, as well as Oklahomans, have been rewarded with a very productive recovery of property and the arrests of these individuals," said Hampton.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation and expects warrants to be issued for other individuals in Texas and Arizona.