- Friday June 15th, 2012 :: 10:52 a.m. CDT
OCSO INVESTIGATORS SOLVE GRAND LARCENY; SHERIFF WHETSEL RETURNS WEDDING RING TO OWNER.
(Oklahoma City) June 15, 2012 Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel had the opportunity to return a stolen wedding ring to its' rightful owner. On May 31, 2012 Julie Riggins reported that her ring had been stolen from her home in the Deer Creek area of Edmond, Oklahoma.
OCSO deputies investigated the case and were able to determine that a man working as an insect exterminator was the suspect in the crime. Deputies were able to determine that suspect was Christopher Binkley (d.o.b. 06/25/1992). Investigators followed a digital paper trail and determined that Brinkley sold the ring at a metro pawn shop for less than $200.00.
On June 14, 2012 investigators brought Binkley in for questioning and he admitted to stealing the ring. Binkley was booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on complaints of:
*False declaration to a pawn broker
On June 15th Sheriff Whetsel gave the ring back to Mrs. Binkley saying "We know that Julie has been quite upset about her wedding ring being stolen. Julie here is your ring, we are so happy to be able to give it back to you." The Riggins' had just celebrated their anniversary so getting the ring back meant a lot to the family. "I am just surprised that we were able to get the ring back so quickly", said Julie Riggins. "This ring has a lot of sentimental value and I am so glad to have it back."
Nice job by our OCSO investigators who were able to quickly solve this case.
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
201 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102