OSBI: Investigation opened after State Rep. finds tracking device on vehicle

Oklahoma State Rep. Mark McBride. (Courtesy Oklahoma House of Representatives)

An investigation has been opened after an Oklahoma State Representative discovered a tracking device on his vehicle.

OSBI Public Information Officer Jessica Brown confirmed Jan. 16 that her organization has taken over the investigation into a threat made against State Rep. Mark McBride.

McBride filed a police report last week with the Moore Police Department after discovered a tracking device on his personal vehicle. OSBI agents are running leads in the case after taking it over from Moore police. McBride was elected to the Oklahoma House in 2013. He represents portions of Moore, Norman and Oklahoma City. He is the Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the House.

Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Pam Pollard said she was "deeply troubled" by threats made against legislators.

“Emotions run high in politics but there is no place for violence and intimidation toward our elected leaders. We support the OSBI and OK County DA David Prater’s investigations of the multiple reports made by our Legislators of potential criminal behavior,” Pollard said.

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