Osage County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrest of OCSO Jail Deputy for bringing contraband into the Jail

*Press Release*

Pawhuska, OK – May 23, 2024 – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) reports the arrest of Deputy David Shawn Lynd for introducing contraband into the Osage County Jail, located at 900 St. Paul, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Deputy Lynd has been immediately suspended from employment at the Sheriff’s Office in response to the allegations.

Deputy Lynd is currently in custody at the Osage County Detention Center as OCSO investigators continue to thoroughly investigate this case. The listed charges against Deputy Lynd will be forwarded to the Osage County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

The arrest of Deputy Lynd is the result of an incident that occurred on May 21 and May 22, 2024, within the premises of the Osage County Jail, as documented by OCSO Investigators.

Undersheriff Gary Upton emphasizes the importance of transparency in this matter, affirming, “The Osage County Sheriff’s Office maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption within our ranks or our county. We are steadfast in upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability in all our operations.”

It is important to note that an arrest does not equate to a conviction, and investigations are ongoing.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to serving our community with professionalism and unwavering dedication to the rule of law. We will continue to cooperate fully with the investigative process and uphold the trust and confidence bestowed upon us by the residents of Osage County.

For inquiries pertaining to this matter, please contact:

Contact: Undersheriff Gary Upton
Osage County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: 918-332-8891
Email: gupton@ocso.net