Updated: Our Interview with Sheriff Winfrey, Audio Included

WELCH—Many locals noticed quite a bit of law enforcement activity in Welch yesterday. We investigated and discovered what was up.

There was a joint operation between our Craig County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to serve a felony warrant upon Lorel Bodily, 58, for violations of his bond. Bodily, whose court records indicate a Quapaw address, was apprehended in the Welch area without incident and booked into the Craig County jail.

Bodily’s arrest stems from a 2016 case in which court records show he was arrested and charged with felony driving under the influence, misdemeanor driving under restriction, and misdemeanor threatening an act of violence (against an officer). He was released on $10,000 bond and with an ankle monitor after having his bond increased from $2,500 due to the arrest being for his alleged seventh DUI. A magistrate’s arrest warrant was issued Feb. 2, 2017.

We took the opportunity to visit with Sheriff Winfrey on yesterday’s afternoon show (4-6 p.m.). We replayed the interview this morning. And now we’re sharing online for you.

In the interview, Sheriff Winfrey talks about about the joint operation, as well as his first month in office, plans for the future, and improvements he’s making in the department.