Update: Names Released Of Suspect, Deputies In Wagoner Co. In-Custody Death

Monday, July 8th 2019, 11:50 am
By: News On 6

Wagoner County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man who died while in custody after a traffic stop last week. Jeffrey Krueger of Texas died during an encounter with Deputies Nick Orr and Kaleb Phillips, according to a release from WCSO.

A deputy made a routine traffic stop at 9:54 p.m. Monday, July 1, after spotting a driver doing donuts near Highways 51 and 69, according to Sheriff Chris Elliott. The deputy said Krueger was behaving suspiciously and hiding under the seat.

The deputy pulled out his gun and pointed it at the driver who lunged at the officer and tried to get the gun, according to Sheriff Elliott.

"At some point in time the suspect came out of the car, grabbed the deputies gun, and there was a fight over control of the deputies gun," Elliott said.

Related Story: OSBI Investigates After Man Dies In Custody Of Wagoner County Deputies 

The sheriff said there was a struggle, and another deputy and paramedics helped hold the man down. The driver was taken to the hospital where authorities said he stopped breathing.
 "The hospital said he had trauma to the back of the head," Elliott said. "We don't know how severe and the fight happened on pavement." 
The cause of death has not been released.
Deputy Orr has been with WCSO since October, 2017, and Deputy Phillips since August, 2017. Both are on paid administrative aid at this time. OSBI is investigating the in-custody death.
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