The Duncan Banner

Local News

March 27, 2013

Drug tip leads to one arrest

DUNCAN — The neighborhood in the 1100 block of West Oak Avenue had some unexpected traffic Tuesday morning when a swarm of officers executed a surprise search warrant.

They arrested Danny Paulin, 42, of 1107 W. Oak, which is a duplex. He lived in the west side of the residence, which is two doors west of Cotton Electric Cooperative.

Duncan Police Department and District 6 Task Force teamed up to make the bust after receiving information that there could possibly be guns, stolen property, drugs and cash inside the house.

DPD Master Officer Ryan Atkinson said the Special Response Team and District 6 TF Investigator Justin Scott had been working non-stop for more than 24 hours to secure the search warrant and initiate it.

“It was a safe, smooth operation. Probably one of the smoothest operations we’ve ever done,” Atkinson said. When the team arrived at the house at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday, they breached the door and ordered Paulin to exit the house. After numerous orders, Paulin finally complied, he said.

SRT officers then slowly searched the home, cautious of the possibility of booby-traps or other individuals. Paulin was the only individual in the home. He was placed into custody in the alley behind the residence and then into a DPD patrol car.

He was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia. Atkinson said the CDS is presumably methamphetamine, but has been sent to a lab for testing and weighing. There were no guns found, he said.

Text Only
Local News
  • 4-20 bestinshow - carshow.jpg Gawkers and gearheads gather for car show on Main Street

    A fairly accurate timeline of the internal combustion engine was represented at the 7th Annual Cruisin’ the Chisolm Trail car show this weekend in dowtown Duncan.

    April 20, 2014 10 Photos

  • 4-20dragsterphoto.jpg Car show had a big bang this year

    Nothing at the previous car shows ever went kablooey quite like the featured vehicle at Cruisin’ the Chisolm Trail’s opening night on Friday.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Inaugural prayer breakfast in Duncan patterned after National Day of Prayer

    A new tradition will begin in Duncan on May 1 -- an annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.

    April 20, 2014

  • The Well Outreach plans mentoring program for kids at risk

    The Well Outreach, Inc., will unveil its plans for an in-school mentoring program it will launch this fall during a Tuesday night meeting at its 913 W. Main Street storefront.

    April 20, 2014

  • Bench murder trial to be returned to August docket

    Although the first-degree murder trial for Miles Bench has been set to begin Monday, District Attorney Jason Hicks said the trial is unlikely to begin before August.

    April 20, 2014

  • Bench found competent, trial to start Monday

    A jury took 50 minutes on Thursday to find Miles Sterling Bench competent to stand trial for first-degree murder  and District Judge Joe Enos scheduled the trial to begin Monday.
    Bench, 23, of, Velma, is accused of the bludgeoning death of 16-year-old Braylee Henry of Velma. She was killed in June 2012 in the Teepee Totem convenience store in Velma where Bench was employed.

    April 18, 2014

  • 4-18 Miller and Decathlon 0016.jpg Miller pumps up decathlon students

    Dr. Ché Miller, who helped bridge a funding gap needed to send the Duncan High School Decathlon Team to the national competition in Hawaii, gave the team a pep talk on Thursday.
    Miller, recently recognized as the Man of the Year by the Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told the students they are about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and advised them to absorb as much of the experience as they can.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Churches prepare for Easter Sunday

    Churches throughout Duncan and Stephens County are preparing to celebrate Easter this Sunday, the day Christians celebrate the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
    Today is known as Good Friday to mark the day Christ was crucified on a cross.

    April 18, 2014

  • 4-18 lauren-ellis mug.jpg Ellis named new CEO of regional United Way

    Lauren Ellis, who’s led the United Way of Stephens County for more than two years, has been named the new chief executive officer of the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma.
    Her new job will be based in Lawton but Ellis said she will remain in Duncan and commute.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jurors to decide Bench competency issue today

    Jurors will hear final arguments on Thursday and then be asked to determine whether  23-year-old Miles Sterling Bench is mentally competent to stand trial for first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of 16-year-old Braylee Henry nearly two years ago.

    April 17, 2014