McALESTER, Okla. (KTEN) — Pittsburg County Sheriff Christopher Morris has been charged with embezzlement of state property following a review by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

In December 2023, the Pittsburg County District Attorney's Office asked the OSBI to look into embezzlement allegations against Morris.

The investigation determined Morris defrauded the county after he purchased a utility vehicle for personal use, traded it in, and brought it back for the Sheriff's office to bypass state bidding, benefiting himself.