OKC Man Attempts to Bribe Deputy – Receives Felony Charge

November 19, 2021

By News Director Jared Atha

An Oklahoma City man has been slapped with a felony charge after allegedly attempting to bribe an officer.

Details are limited but according to court filings the infraction occurred just after 1:30 a.m. on November 7 at a convenience store in Clinton.

The court document stated that 23-year-old Ivan Mares allegedly offered a monetary bribe to a Custer County Deputy Sheriff, with the intent to influence the deputy to not arrest him for public intoxication.

Mares was formally charged with one count of bribing an officer – a felony – the next day in Custer County District Court.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Mares on December 10.

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