Stevie Barnes Facing 2 More Sex Exploitation Charges


Cowley County prosecutors have brought additional charges against an Ark City man already in jail for allegedly sending threatening and explicit cell phone messages to a 15-year-old. 39-year-old Stevie Barnes was initially facing formal charges of sexual

Investigation in Winfield Leads to Arrest of Man for Rape


An Oklahoma man remains in the custody of the Cowley County Jail following an investigation in Winfield last week that led to his arrest for sexual assault. Few details have been released thus far, but 26-year-old Jaime Jose Eagle, of McAlester, was book

Furloughed Cowley County Inmate Taken Back Into Custody


A Cowley County inmate - who failed to return last week from a court-ordered furlough - has been taken into custody in Kay County, Okla. 28-year-old John D. Wooten was arrested late Friday, according to reports. Jail staff confirmed Sunday that he remain

CAUGHT: Authorities Locate Dexter Liquor Store Vandal


Cowley County Sheriff’s investigators have tracked down the man they believe is responsible for a weekend burglary attempt at the liquor store in Dexter. Owners of Blue Diamond Liquor and law enforcement were looking for a suspect who tried to ente

Inmate Furloughed From Cowley Jail, Doesn't Return


Cowley County authorities are looking for a jail inmate who failed to return from a court-ordered furlough. On Monday afternoon, sheriff deputies took an escape from custody report when 28-year-old John D. Wooten did not return. The Ark City man is descr

Multiple Injuries Reported in Crash Near Oxford Monday


Five people were injured Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident that occurred just west of Oxford in Sumner County. The crash happened just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 160 highway and left the roadway closed to traffic for a time. For more of this story,

Man Attempts Break-In at Dexter Liquor Store


An area business owner and local authorities are seeking tips from the public in locating the person responsible for an attempted break in at the liquor store in Dexter. Late Friday, or early Saturday, surveillance cameras captured footage of a man attem

Convicted Felon Arrested Sunday for Shooting in AC


Convicted felon Aaron "Big A" Brown was arrested early this morning in connection with a shooting in Ark City, that was said to have resulted from a fight. The 33-year-old Brown, of Ark City, fled the scene of the shooting, which occurred at 42

Report: Felon Stole Two Vehicles; Fled The County


An Ark City man is in the custody of Chautauqua County authorities after an incident Thursday in which the suspect, a previously convicted felon, is said to have stolen two vehicles in Cowley County and evaded capture for a time. 32-year-old Shane L. Sto

Aerial Photo Offer is Legitimate, Company Owner Says


The owner of a company that sells aerial photographs of farm properties door-to-door said Wednesday that his company is legitimate and not trying to perpetrate a scam. Erin Larison - who operates Missouri-based Midwest Aviation - contacted NewsCow and KS