Matthew Crittenden, 35, of Webbers Falls was arrested yesterday and accused of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, according to jail booking reports.
Crittenden is the Muskogee County town’s police chief.
According to law enforcement sources, Crittenden is believed to have been intoxicated and pointed a firearm at one of his employees, though the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which is working the case, has not confirmed that.
UPDATE: The OSBI released the following information:
Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) arrested the chief of the Webbers Falls police department after an altercation with an officer in the department. Matthew Crittenden was arrested on April 29, 2020 and is facing one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Muskogee County Jail.
The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on April 28, 2020 and involved the chief assaulting one of the officers in his department. Another officer with the police department, who witnessed the altercation, contacted the OSBI and requested an investigation. Based on that investigation, Crittenden was arrested. He will likely face additional charges.