McAlexander turns self in, bonds out


Pawhuska City Manager Paul McAlexander turned himself in to authorities late Tuesday evening after a warrant for his arrest was issued Monday.

According to Osage County Undersheriff LouAnn Brown, McAlexander was booked into jail Tuesday night at 9:41 p.m. and bonded out 15 minutes later.

A warrant for his arrest was issued Monday afternoon in Osage County District Court on misdemeanor charges of obstructing a public officer. Reportedly, McAlexander was out of the area at the time the warrant was issued.

The charge stems from a July 3 incident in which he allegedly discouraged police officers from arresting Pawhuska city attorney Jesse Worten III, who was involved in a one-vehicle accident and reportedly told police he was drunk.

According to online court records, defense attorney Bransford H. Shoemake has entered an appearance as McAlexander’s attorney; however, Shoemake’s office could not confirm that he is representing McAlexander. Shoemake was not available via phone.

McAlexander’s next court appearance for arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 28.

Additional details will be made available in Thursday’s edition of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.