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Posted: May 30, 2024 3:54 PMUpdated: May 30, 2024 3:54 PM

Osage County Sheriff Deputy Facing Felony Charges

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Ty Loftis

A now-suspended Osage County Deputy was formally arraigned out of custody in Osage County Court on Thursday afternoon. David Shawn Lynd is being charged with endeavoring or conspiring to commit any offense under the uniform controlled dangerous substance act and any executive, legislative, county, municipal, judicial or other public official receiving a bribe or soliciting an offer.

The alleged crimes took place on Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd, but there have been several incidents involving Lynd.

The alleged crimes that the probable cause affidavit details begins on Friday, May 17th when an Osage County Sheriff’s Investigator meets with a reliable confidential informant about offering Lynd 200 dollars to pick up a package placed inside a Marlboro Red cigarette carton at Lowe’s in Bartlesville.

On the following Tuesday, the informant placed the 200 dollars in a book. That morning, the informant showed Lynd two pictures on an iPad that is issued to inmates. The informant told Lynd the package would be at that location at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

That Wednesday morning, Lynd arrived to the Lowe’s parking lot in Bartlesville. The defendant began looking in the sheds next to the one he was shown in the photograph. Lynd exited a green colored shed with the package in hand.

Investigators then followed Lynd back to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and while reviewing video footage, Lynd walked back to his office. Investigators then heard one of the trustees ask Lynd if he had gotten the package. Lynd said that he had.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the defendant is alleged to have bought cigarettes for the trustees without going through the proper procedural process. Lynd is also alleged to have bought a white colored rubber ring for a prior trustee to give to a female in the F pod of the jail.

Additionally, Lynd allowed the trustee inmates to use his cellphone and office phone. The defendant is accused of letting the trustees meet with women they knew on the outside while doing trash pickup duty on the side of county roads as well.

Lynd will next be seen in court on Friday, August 9th.

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