Oglesby named Yukon’s new city prosecutor

YHS grad served as assistant district attorney; succeeds Osby

Micheal S. Oglesby

By Conrad Dudderar
Associate Editor

Yukon has a new city prosecutor.

Attorney Micheal S. Oglesby, a Yukon High School graduate, was named to the post effective Sept. 5.

A former assistant district attorney, Oglesby succeeds the late Mark Osby as the City of Yukon’s prosecutor in municipal court proceedings.

The Yukon City Council made it official at its Tuesday night meeting, voting unanimously to approve a contract between the City of Yukon and Oglesby to serve as Yukon’s municipal prosecutor.

As city prosecutor, Oglesby will prosecute all alleged violations of the City of Yukon’s ordinances. He will be paid $185 per hour.

“During his tenure as city prosecutor, prosecutor agrees to devote his attention and best efforts to the position of city prosecutor and to fulfill obligations of the position of city prosecutor” as defined in Yukon city code, according to the contract.

Oglesby’s employment by the City of Yukon is for an indefinite term, subject to annual renewal based on appropriations in the annual city budget.

Yukon’s city manager appoints the city prosecutor, but his employment may be suspended or terminated by a majority vote of the city council.

The contract was signed by Yukon City Manager Tammy Kretchmar and Oglesby.

Oglesby earned his juris doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Nazarene University.

Oglesby’s predecessor served 28 years as Yukon’s city prosecutor. Osby died in July after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 54.

Osby spent 29 years as a family law attorney with Wheately, Segler & Osby in Yukon. He was a past Canadian County Bar Association president.