Former Kay County Commissioner booked in county jail

December 3, 2019 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — Former Kay County Commissioner Tyson Grant Rowe, 40, is serving his 90 days in the county jail.

This summer, Rowe entered no contest pleas to two charges of felony embezzlement by a county officer, 12 counts of willful violation of law regulating official conduct and one count of embezzlement by a county officer. A felony charge of racketeering was dismissed. (see story)

Rowe received a 10 year deferred sentence on the remaining felony charges, a one year suspended sentence on the misdemeanor charges, and was ordered to serve 90 days in the county jail beginning Dec. 1.

Tyson Grant Rowe

Rowe and former commissioner Dee Schieber, 66 were charged with a host of crimes on March 31, 2017 by the Oklahoma State Auditor’s office.

Schieber faces seven misdemeanor charges of willful violation of law regulating official conduct and has opted for a jury trial which is set for Feb. 11-14.