News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence headlined a campaign rally for Republican Kevin Stitt as they worked to keep the Oklahoma governor's office in GOP hands. In an address to Stitt supporters at the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University, Pence said Stitt is cut from the mold of President Donald Trump _ a businessman with no political experience. Pence recounted the record of Republicans sent by Oklahoma voters to Washington and spoke of the importance of a Republican succeeding Gov. Mary Fallin.
MCLOUD, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma police officer is accused of sexually assaulting at least five women while he was on duty and in uniform. Justin Rahlf, who resigned Sept. 21 after several years with the McLoud Police Department, was booked into Pottawatomie County's jail on Tuesday on preliminary charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Authorities say he'll likely be formally charged within the next two weeks, and they urge anyone who may have been victimized by him to come forward.
STILWELL, Okla. (AP) - Adair County prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against two current and one former Oklahoma law enforcement officers accused of assaulting a suspect in a car chase. Adair County court records indicate assault and battery charges were filed Wednesday against two Stilwell police officers and a former Adair County sheriff's deputy. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the charges involve a November 2017 arrest. The suspect's name and other details were not released.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Misdemeanor charges have been filed against an Oklahoma state trooper and former University of Oklahoma football player accused of using state records to harass women. Cleveland County court records indicate 40-year-old Rodney Lynn Rideaux was charged Wednesday with five counts of unauthorized use of a law enforcement telecommunication system. Court records allege Rideaux ran license plates and names of women he was interested in or had relationships with between September 2017 and May 2018.
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