Webbers Falls police chief arrested after allegedly assaulting another officer

WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested the Webbers Falls Chief of Police Wednesday after they say he assaulted one of his officers.
  • OSBI agents arrested Chief Matthew Crittenden the day after they say he assaulted the officer.
  • OSBI says another officer in the department called OSBI to investigate the situation.
  • Crittenden is facing charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and OSBI says he will likely face additional charges.
  • Crittenden bonded out of the county jail.

According to an affidavit filed by the Muskogee County District Attorneys office, Matthew Crittenden accused another officer of not making enough traffic stops on April 28 around 11 a.m. Court documents state Crittenden punched that officer in the torso and pointed a gun at his head inside the Webbers Fall Police Station.

Another officer who witnessed the altercation says Crittenden grabbed a bottle of Grey Goose vodka from an evidence storage cabinet and started drinking from it inside the police station.

Officers told investigators Crittenden stumbled to his vehicle and tried to drive off afterwards. His kids, between the ages of 8 and 13, were in the car.

Crittenden was charged May 7, in Muskogee County District Court with felony assault and battery on a police officer and feloniously pointing and carrying a firearm while under the influence.