February 8, 2021
By News Director Jared Atha
An Elk City couple are accused of stealing railroad items in Erick, and have both received felony grand larceny charges in Beckham County.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a concerned Erick citizen who said she witnessed two individuals, later identified as being 49-year-old Jeffery Dewayne Pogue and 34-year-old Callie Jae Long, allegedly loading their vehicle with items from a building that was being used by Farm Rail for storage. By the time a detective with the sheriff’s office arrived, he had found that the couple had been pulled over by the Erick Police Department. When talking with Pogue, he would tell the detective that he did indeed take items and said he thought it was okay to do so.
During a search of the car, the detective would find railroad spikes, anchors, and plates in the trunk. The affidavit stated that an employee from Farm Rail would arrive and tell authorities that the value of the items was approximately $2,500, and that Farm Rail did request to file charges on both suspects.
Both Pogue and Long were arrested and booked into the Beckham County Jail and later received one charge each of grand larceny – a felony.
Their next court date is February 22.