Two men caught stealing oilfield equipment in 2021 in northwest Oklahoma are headed to prison for decades behind bars.
Their sentencing stems from the July 2021 arrests of Neal Scrimsher, 50 and Harold Willson, 34 by the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department. The two had been taken into custody after deputies received a tip that the pair was driving around the county with a trailer full of oil field equipment and copper wire. Because of ongoing oil field thefts in Alfalfa and Grant counties, the sheriff requested assistance from the OSBI’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
In January of 2022, Scrimsher plead no contest to one charge of Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property. In March he received a 27-year sentence to be served in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Willson plead guilty to one charge of Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property in March 2022 and received a sentence of 30 years to be served in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.