Two Arrested Near Fairview for Spilling Oil and Saltwater, Setting Fires

Two men were arrested Friday following a three-week investigation by the Major County Sheriff’s Office regarding an oil spill.

Joshua England, 20, and Dakota Gray, 26, were arrested after they allegedly set several hay bales on fire. The two men along with a male juvenile are also accused of causing damage to a rural oil lease. Major County deputies observed four tank batteries with open valves of oil and saltwater. Over 350 barrels of oil and nearly 80 barrels of saltwater were released.

The incident initially occurred around May, 15th 2017 near Fairview. Damage totals are estimated at more than half a million dollars.

England was charged with felony taking oil, gas or gasoline; two counts of arson in the third degree; second degree burglary; contributing to the delinquency of a minor; damage to a critical infrastructure facility; and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Gray was already under arrest in Major County on unrelated charges when he was charged again on Friday with felony taking oil, gas or gasoline; two counts of arson in the third degree; second degree burglary; contributing to the delinquency of a minor; damage to a critical infrastructure facility; and conspiracy to commit a felony.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies assisted the Major County Sheriff’s Office during this investigation.

 

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