Police Chief Faces Sexual Assault Charges


Thursday, November 8th 2007, 3:11 pm
By: News On 6


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- A southeast Oklahoma police chief has been indicted on sexual assault charges.

A federal grand jury in Muskogee indicted Sawyer Police Chief Coke Makerney on counts of deprivation of rights and possessing a firearm while committing a felony.

Makerney is accused of assaulting a Texas woman during a traffic stop in May and has since been placed on administrative leave.

Sawyer is on U.S. Highway 70 east of Hugo in Choctaw County.