Sallisaw Officer Arrested for Allegedly Giving Alcohol to Minors
Sallisaw Police officer John Weber was arrested Friday (Oct. 4) after allegations of misconduct on duty surfaced last week.
Weber is facing two felony counts of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 and a misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor, according to court documents.
According to the OSBI, felony counts are for providing hard liquor or high-point beer. The misdemeanor is for providing 3.2 beer.
Weber was booked into the Sequoyah County Jail and released on a $10,000 bond.
An agent with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation began interviewing potential witnesses Sept. 30 after allegations surfaced that Weber had sex with an 18-year-old woman while on duty and gave her alcohol.
A woman filed an incident report with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s office claiming she had slept with patrol lieutenant John Weber on numerous occasions and that he’d supplied alcohol and beer to both her and another 18-year-old woman.
Investigators were able to corroborate her claims through motel receipts and more than 600 Facebook messages, according to the incident report. On at least one occasion, the woman claimed she and Weber had sex while he was on duty at a trailer house east of Sallisaw.
Weber, who is also president of the local Fraternal Order of Police, was placed on unpaid administrative suspension, according to a source familiar with the case.
Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart said a complaint was filed with his office and was forwarded to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Authorities said that in addition to Weber, other Sallisaw Police Officers are being looked at including one accused of accepting sexual favors to let a teenage girl get out of a ticket.
Once the case is completed, the OSBI agent will turn over his findings to the district attorney who will determine if any laws were broken and if charges will be filed.