TCSO to participate in “Shop with a Cop” on Dec 16th


TCSO Deputies and staff members are excited to make the holidays a little brighter for Tulsa County children in need through the “Shop with a Cop” program.
Each year the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office partners with the Bixby Police Department and the Bixby Rotary Club to hold this event.
During “Shop with a Cop”, each child will be partnered with a Deputy, Officer, or volunteer. Together they will browse the store and select gifts for the child’s families. As a surprise, each child will also receive gifts that will be selected by their law enforcement partner. Volunteers from the Bixby Rotary Club will wrap all the gifts so they can be sent home with the children the following day. Santa will be on hand for the gift pickup for families which will begin the following day at 2:00 pm at the Bixby Historical Society.

TCSO makes arrest in overnight homicide

Just before 1:00 am today, Deputies were called to a report of man down in the parking lot of the Dollar General store located at 1504 N Yale Ave. The victim, 46-year-old Paul Nelson Schultz had been shot. He was taken to area hospital where he later died.

Thanks to video surveillance footage from area businesses, Investigators had a suspect and vehicle description. Deputies canvassed the area and located the suspect’s vehicle parked at home just a few blocks from the scene. Deputies have taken 38-year-old Thomas Lee Knox into custody for Schultz’s murder. He will be booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

Knox is a tribal citizen. Therefore, this case will be handed over to federal investigators. Because Mr. Knox is a tribal citizen, today’s mug shot will not be available on the jail website. We have attached his most recent mug shot from a previous arrest in 2019.

Scam artists attempt to prey on inmates’ family members by using the names of jail employees

Phone scammers are once again claiming to be members of TCSO while targeting potential victims. On Monday, we received a report of a woman being scammed out of $400 with the promise that her family member would be released from the Tulsa County Jail.

The scammer stated he was Chief Deputy Eric Kitch and was calling to give the victim information about her loved one’s bond. The suspect stated due to COVID, instead of paying in person, she could send $400 through Venmo to bond her son out of jail. The suspect stated that he would be released as soon as payment was made. The number the suspect is using to call from is 405-363-0768 and says they are calling from David L. Moss. We urge people to remember that TCSO will never call anyone to ask for payment over the phone, especially to get loved ones out of jail.

TCSO has also been alerted to second scam making its way through the county. This one uses that name of Deputy John Carr. The scammer tells potential victims that they must buy cash cards and read him the numbers off the back, to avoid being arrested for missing court or jury duty.

If you receive one of these calls, hang up. If you are a victim of one of these scams, call us at 918-596-5600 to file a report.

Tulsa County Sheriff and District Attorney to hold news conference gto address the growing need for a new Tulsa County Courthouse

Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado and Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler are joining together to voice their support for plans to replace the current Tulsa County Courthouse.

Sheriff Regalado says a new building is needed to ensure the safety of the people who visit and work inside the Courthouse every day, “Simply put, Tulsa has outgrown the current Tulsa County Courthouse.  The Sheriff’s office is tasked with securing the courthouse, courtrooms and the transportation and guarding of inmates attending court proceedings. The current courthouse is ill equipped to handle the security needs of today’s world. As a result, the courthouse is inefficient in handling the thousands of citizens who come to the courthouse on a weekly basis. If you have had to conduct business at the courthouse then you are familiar with the long lines to enter the courthouse, the lack of parking and the crowding of elevators and escalators. I would encourage Tulsa County’s Board of Commissioners to consider the needs of its citizens as we move into the future and build a courthouse that Tulsans can be proud of for generations to come.”

Kunzweiler says the current building no longer meets the needs of Tulsa County’s growing population. “When this courthouse was built in 1954 Tulsa’s population was 242,000 people.  We are approaching almost triple that number today.  It served its role, but it is no longer safe enough nor is it capable enough to meet the needs of our community.  The safety and building code deficiencies are extensive and worrisome.  I encourage Tulsa County’s Board of Commissioners to seize the opportunity to build a new justice facility that mirrors the growth and vision of its constituents.  We can and should build a courthouse through which future generations will appreciate the meaning of justice, commitment, community and sacrifice.”

When: Tuesday, November 14th at 2:00 pm

 Where: The plaza in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse located at 600 Civic Center, Tulsa

Turley Triple Murder Update

On September 13, 2023, 40-year-old John Bryan Goode was charged with the murders of Jack Grimes, Dewayne Selby and Dewayne’s mother, Glenda “Cookie” Parton. All three of victim’s were last seen in the Turley area with the suspect in October of 2021.

Grimes’ remains were found in wooded area near 2045 E 59th Place October 31st, 2021. Selby and Parton’s remains were found last month near 56th Street North and Highway 75.

Goode is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with this investigation. Yesterday he plead no contest in another homicide case that occurred in the City of Tulsa. He was sentenced to 32 years in that case and remains in the Tulsa County Jail.

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Bobby Lee Mann Wanted for Kidnapping and Assault

Update: As of 8/28/2023,  Bobby Lee Mann is now in custody.


Yesterday afternoon Deputies responded to a call from an injured woman who had just escaped her kidnapper in the area of 7900 Charles Page Blvd.

When deputies arrived, they found the female victim had been so badly beaten that she had to be taken to an area hospital.

The victim stated that on Saturday, she was at a motel in the 3300 block of Charles Page Blvd, when she ran into her ex-boyfriend, Bobby Lee Mann. Mann was angry because the victim refused to drop charges against him in connection with a previous domestic assault. She said he pulled a knife and threatened to kill her unless she returned with him to his homeless encampment near 8100 Charles Page Blvd.

The victim said that over the following days, Mann repeatedly beat her, strangled her and threatened to rape her. When Mann fell asleep yesterday afternoon, the victim was able to escape the camp and flag someone down to ask for help.

Bobby Lee Mann is a 53-year-old white male, 6 feet tall and weighs 200 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He may be riding a red 10 speed bike that says “Specialized” in white lettering on the frame.

If you see him, call 911.

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TCSO Gun Auction

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an auction of firearms at 303 W 1st St. open to only Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders on Aug, 19th 2023.  All attendees must present a photo ID and a valid FFL to be allowed entry and ability to bid on items.  All FFL’s will be verified via the ATF prior to issuance of a bidder number.  Viewing of auction lots will begin at 0830 with the auction commencing at 1000.  All sales are final, and all items are sold as is.  We will be accepting cash and credit cards for payments.  Personal checks will not be accepted.

Click Here for a full listing of auction items

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Swearing in Ceremony for Tulsa Tech Students

On May 24th, TCSO will swear in 15 Tulsa Tech Criminal Justice students as Detention Officers. Those graduates who have already reached the age of 18 will immediately begin working in the jail.

The partnership between TCSO and Tulsa Tech’s Criminal Justice Program creates immediate job opportunities for students, while helping the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office to ease the manpower crisis at the jail.

Every month TCSO holds Detention Academies at the jail, but this does not provide enough employees to meet the manpower numbers needed.  Currently, the Tulsa County Jail needs to hire an additional 75 Detention Officers.

Working in the jail gives graduates valuable experience and training they will be able use throughout their law enforcement careers.

This is the third year for the partnership between TCSO and Tulsa Tech. Over the previous two years, 28 Tulsa Tech students have been sworn-in as TCSO Detention Officers.

Interested in a new rewarding career? Check out our open positions here or visit!



2023 TCSO Fallen Officers Memorial

You are invited to join TCSO and Tulsa County Sheriff’s FOP #188 as we gather for a ceremony to pay tribute to those members of our officers who sacrificed their lives while protecting and serving the citizens of Tulsa County.

Since 1909, 13 members of TCSO have died in the line of duty. The most recent addition to the memorial is Sergeant John Harris. He contacted COVID 19 in the course of his job duties and passed away on August 19, 2021, at the age of 43.

This year’s guest speaker is District 3 Tulsa County Commissioner Kelly Dunkerley. The Memorial will be at Chandler Park located at 6500 W. 21st Street on May 18, 2023 at 11:00am.



A Parent’s Guide To Fentanyl

There is a significant risk for today’s generation because of fentanyl. It is a deadly hidden threat. Fentanyl-laced drugs are extremely dangerous, and the average person is unaware their drugs are laced with fentanyl. Parents, guardians, educators, and anyone responsible for children must rely on drug prevention education to safeguard children and teens from this growing threat.

Since fentanyl is commonly added to illicit drugs, the best way to prevent fentanyl use is to avoid using all drugs. An effective way to do this is through communication and education. As a parent or guardian, how you approach drug education goes a long way in how your children apply it.

Regarding fentanyl, drug education should focus on online safety, how deadly the drug is, and how it is often undetectable.

Today’s teens have the easiest drug access because of the internet and social media. Illegal drugs are sold to teens via social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or Snapchat. They may also be getting drugs from more traditional avenues such as other students or street dealers they may pass going to and from school.

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to making safer communities through proactive relationships with our community partners like Drug Rehab Services. (DRS) See the link below for more information about this critical issue facing our community. This information is also available on our website under our resources tab.

Fentanyl Guide for Parents

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