MURRAY COUNTY — The Murray County 911 Board, and all of its operations, are under investigation after the agency failed to audit its records — something required of Oklahoma law since it is funded by a trust.
Murray County Commissioners granted District Attorney David Pyle permission to request that the state  audit the agency near the end of June. The county’s 911 department hasn’t been audited since it’s inception, Pyle said.
“It is yet to be determined if any criminal charges will come out of this audit,” Pyle said. “I won’t guess as to what kind of crimes will come out of the audit if any, but if there are any crimes turned over at the end, they will be prosecuted.”
Since the agency is funded through a public trust, Oklahoma law dictates that the trust must file “annually, with their respective beneficiaries, copies of financial documents and reports sufficient to demonstrate the fiscal activity of such trust, including, but not limited to, budgets, financial reports, bond indentures, and audits.”
By not filing these audits the government and the people have not been able to adequately monitor what the agency does with its funds.
The Murray County Sheriff’s office seized the laptops, computers and flash drives from the 911 agency and turned them over to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The OSBI investigation is still ongoing. 911 Director Gary Ligon resigned shortly after the search warrant was issued by the district attorney’s office.