Man arrested in connection to Oklahoma undersheriff’s death

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CLEVELAND, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is now facing charges for the death of an undersheriff who was killed earlier this year.

Officials say Pawnee County Undersheriff Monty Johnson was driving on Highway 18, south of Pawnee, when another driver crossed the center line and hit him head-on.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson served the PCSO for 15 years and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He left behind a wife, Anita, and three adult children, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pawnee County Undersheriff, Monty Johnson, died in an wreck.
Johnson was traveling northbound on State Highway 18 north of US 412 when a truck traveling southbound went across the center line and hit him head on. Pic from OHP

For weeks, investigators waited for toxicology results from the other driver.

On Thursday, 31-year-old Alexander Pummill was arrested on a complaint of first-degree manslaughter, according to KJRH.

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