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DA files charges against Allen, Gates

POTEAU – LeFlore County District Attorney Jeff Smith filed numerous charges against Bob Lee Allen and Thomas Evans Gates for their illegal operation that sent a Virginia man to the McAlester Hospital.

Allen and Gates are in the LeFlore County Detention Center with $295,000 bond on both of them. Their arraignment is Friday at 2:30 p.m.

The Virginia man was transported to the McAlester hospital after Allen and Gates performed the illegal operation against him and he was bleeding internally. Allen and Gates transported him to the hospital.

LeFlore County officials were notified and they got a warrant to search the house of Allen and Gates. The couple were not home and were visiting the victim in the hospital. The sheriff’s office contacted the McAlester Police Department and were asked to detain them.

The pair were detained and deputies went to McAlester to pick them up.

Allen and Gates own a home and 21 acres near LeFlore with a Wister address. The home is advertised as an Air BNB.


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