A Wagoner County man is in jail for the second time in just a few days.
After Shawn Walker’s earlier arrest for drugs, investigators discovered that he could be tied to some additional crimes.
Wagoner County deputies executed a search warrant at Walker’s residence on Wednesday. They say Walker, who had bonded out of jail just days before, wasn’t there; however, they found meth, digital scales, and firearms.
“As this investigation continues to grow, we are also now finding out that Mr. Walker has previous arrests and is on a deferred prosecution in Muskogee County for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute,” said Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott.
The Sheriff’s Office says this is the second time they’ve ties meth to Walker. Deputies say that during that first investigation, they realized Walker may also be tied to some stolen black walnut trees and other stolen property.
“What the perpetrators did on this is they trespassed on some private property where there were some mature black walnut trees, actually cut these trees down and hauled them off,” said Elliott. “What we are learning is these trees are valuable.”
Sheriff Elliott says seven trees were stolen and each one is worth five to seven thousand dollars.
While deputies were serving the search warrant at the house, they learned Walker was at his attorney’s office, which is across the street from the sheriff’s office. Deputies went to the attorney’s office and arrested Walker.
“Even though we arrested him two nights ago, he’s still involved in selling methamphetamine in this county,” said Elliott. “So, we are going to keep hammering him. We are going to keep the pressure on him.”
Investigators from Wagoner County and from the Department of Agriculture are working to find the stolen trees, which they believe might have been taken out of state.