WALTERS, OK (TNN) - The son of Cotton County Sheriff Kent Simpson has now been charged with two more felonies.
We first brought you the story when information was released that authorities were chasing 40-year-old Travis Simpson at the time of a crash which sent the Cotton County Sheriff to the hospital on Christmas Eve.
He is now facing charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Grand Larceny from an incident in October.
According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the Walters Cemetery on October 1 on a report of a burglary. When police made contact with the cemetery manager they learned the equipment barn was broken into and multiple power tools were stolen along with a 1981 John Deere tractor.
Police were later contacted by informants that claimed Simpson was connected to the crime.
Travis Simpson turned himself in to the Cotton County Jail last week. He is already facing charges of Endangering Others While Eluding/Attempting to Elude Police Officers, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Driving with License Canceled/Suspended/Revoked.
Due to Oklahoma’s “3 Strike Law,” Simpson could face up to life in prison if convicted on the current charges. He previously pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Theft of Anhydrous Ammonia in 2003 along with two other felony drug related charges in 2003 and 2014.