Okmulgee County Sheriff’s department chief deputy Robert Heath has been placed on administrative leave as result of a criminal investigation in another jurisdiction.
In a news release Friday morning, sheriff Eddy Rice said the decision was made following a, “ domestic situation that did not occur in Okmulgee County and was outside of Chief Deputy Heath's professional position. The Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office takes these matters seriously and the alleged actions does not reflect any views or opinions of the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office.”
Heath was arrested in Tulsa County on charges of conjoint robbery and aggravated assault and battery. The incident was alleged to have occurred in Tulsa in April.
He has since posted bond and was released from jail.
“As this is a personnel matter for the OCSO, there cannot be any further information released from this office,” according to the news release.