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Thursday, July 7, 2022, 1:35 PM

Brandon Bower, 32, of Muskogee is charged in Muskogee County District Court with one felony count of embezzlement and six misdemeanor counts of false declaration of ownership in pawn centering around the pistol he was issued by the Muskogee Police Department when he was a reserve officer from 2018 to 2019, according to documents filed with the case.

He was obliged to return the pistol when he resigned in December of 2019, but failed to do so, according to an affidavit filed with the case, which resulted in the felony embezzlement charge. He allegedly pawned the gun six times over the course of December 2019 and May 2020, the case alleges. The final pawn, on May 8, 2020, he failed to make his payments, and Double D Pawn sold the pistol, according to the affidavit.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

An earlier version of this story was deleted at the request of the Muskogee Police in anticipation of Bower turning himself in today, after which the story would have been re-posted, but he did not turn himself in.