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 9/19/08                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Officials Search for Missing Duncan Attorney

OSBI agents and Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for Duncan attorney Charles L. Barnes.  The 57-year-old man was charged with embezzlement on September 8th.  He bonded out of jail the same day. Since then, several more people have come forward claiming Barnes had embezzled them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Agents need to question Barnes about these new allegations.

OSBI served search warrants on Barnes’ home and office Thursday.  Agents also went to his home on Lake Texoma where he was supposed to be working that day.  He was not there.

OSBI agents flew over the Alberta Creek area of Lake Texoma Thursday night searching for Barnes.  This morning, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue teams scoured the area.  Officials found signs that Barnes had been in the area.

If anyone has spotted Barnes recently, please contact either the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017 or the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 580-795-2221.

Charles Lynn Barnes