Wagoner County

Wagoner County Courthouse
307 East Cherokee
Wagoner, OK 74467

Probation, 991 Case, Drug Fund – (918) 485-2119
Bogus Check and Restitution – (918) 456-6649

Wagoner County is surrounded by Rogers and Mayes Counties on the north, Cherokee County on the east, Muskogee and Okmulgee Counties on the south, and Tulsa County on the west. The 591-square-mile county was founded at the time of statehood in 1907. Major Wagoner County towns include Coweta, Okay, Porter, Redbird, Tullahassee, and the county seat of Wagoner.

Wagoner County is known for its rich Ozark Highlands prairies, hills and pastures, and the waterways of the Verdigris River, the Arkansas River McClellan-Kerr Navigation System, Ft. Gibson and other streams and tributaries. The latest U.S. Census puts the county’s population at 42,391.

""Career prosecutor John P. Bennett joined District 27 in 2018. He coordinates, prosecutes and assists with major crimes cases throughout the district.

Bennett graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies in 2000. He is a 2003 graduate from the University of Denver College of Law where he was an active member of the Environmental Law Society and the International Law

Society. John is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Oklahoma.

John began his practice in Colorado working the plaintiff’s side of a multi-district litigation involving mass tort product liability. Before moving to Tulsa Oklahoma in 2007, he practiced primarily in the field of family law. John is a member of the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Bar Associations. Upon arrival in Tulsa, John worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Tulsa County in 2007 prosecuting domestic violence cases. He advanced to a position on a felony team where he shared responsibility for the prosecution
of violent crimes, sex crimes and crimes against children. John acted as lead trial counsel in over ten criminal jury trials. When he left the District Attorney’s Office to join Richards & Connor, he was in charge of sex offender registration and animal cruelty
prosecution for Tulsa County. After leaving Richards & Connor, John was a partner in the firm of Mauldin & Bennett and Bennett Law before joining the Wagoner County District Attorney’s Office in January of 2019. John is an Eagle Scout and has been awarded the Boy Scouts of America National Court of Honor Medal of Merit for Lifesaving. He collected and shipped over 35,000 books as part of a collaboration with the Liberty Bell Foundation and the United States Peace Corps designed to provide teaching materials for teachers in emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe.

John is an avid traveler having been to all 50 states (including every National Park in the contiguous United States), throughout Canada and Mexico, to Australia and New Zealand and to 14 countries in Europe. John enjoys golfing and hiking with his two dogs in his free time. He and his wife Amy have two sons, Jackson and Foster.

Assistant District Attorney Doug Dry manages the Wagoner County office for District 27. He leads a staff of three ADAs and five support personnel in the office, located in the Wagoner County courthouse. Part of his duties include advising elected officials, which requires him to participate in weekly meetings and special meetings of the Wagoner County Commission.

Dry manages the county’s criminal court dockets, which includes initial arraignments, conference dockets, preliminary hearings, district court arraignments, non-jury trials and traffic hearings, and felony and misdemeanor jury trials. He also specializes in juvenile delinquent cases, mental health cases; and coordinates with the Department of Human Services to protect children and vulnerable adults from exploitation, neglect or abuse.

Dry has also led district attorneys’ offices in Cherokee County, Latimer County and for the Muscogee Creek Tribal Court and Seminole Nation Court of Indian Offenses. In addition to his experience as a prosecutor, Dry served 17 years in private practice, specializing in civil law and criminal defense.

Dry is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Photo of Assistant District Attorney Haley Weaver

Haley Weaver is an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Wagoner office, where she specializes in misdemeanors and cases involving controlled dangerous substances.

Weaver works closely with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Office of Juvenile Affairs to staff the prosecution of juvenile crimes. She also handles cases involving deprived individuals.

Raised in Porter, Weaver is a Wagoner County native. She moved back home to serve her community after earning her law degree from  Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2017.

Photo of Will Cosner, ADA for District 27

Will Cosner has served District as an ADA for four years, prosecuting cases ranging from unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to trafficking in controlled substances, to possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. He’s also prosecuted violence against police officers in Sequoyah County.
Cosner was raised on a farming and ranching operation in Gans, Oklahoma, and went on to obtain an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University. He landed in the district shortly after graduating with his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University Law School. Will’s duties encompass Sequoyah, Adair, Cherokee and Wagoner Counties.

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