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April 7, 2013

Snapshot: Pitts. Co. felony case filings in March

McALESTER — There were more felony case filings at the Pittsburg County Courthouse in March 2013 than there were in March 2012, an investigation of case records show. In fact, there were 50 percent more people charged in felony cases in March 2013.

In March 2013, there were 66 felony cases filed. Since multiple people can be charged in a single case, there were 74 people charged with one or more felony counts in those 66 cases.

In March 2012, there were 46 felony cases filed in which 49 people were charged with one or more felony counts.

In comparing the March felony case filings in both years, an investigation of court records reveals:

• There were 50 percent more drug and alcohol- related felonies filed in March 2012 than in March 2013.

• Theft cases increased slightly in March 2013 as compared to March 2012.

• There were five burglary felony case filings in March 2013 and only one in March 2012.

• The number of felony assault charges more than doubled in March 2013 as compared to March 2012.

• There were eight firearm and/or explosive felony charge filed in March 2013 whereas there was only one case in March 2012.

• Crimes against children increased by three cases — three were seven filed in March 2012 and 10 were filed in March 2013.

• Sex crime cases doubled — there were four sex crime cases filed in March 2013 and only two cases in March 2012.

• In March 2012 there were no felony conspiracy cases filed three felony conspiracy cases were filed in March 2013.

• In March 2013 there was one felony case involving inmate crime and one felony case involving illegal possession of a police scanner. There were no felony cases such as these filed in the same month the previous year. However, in March 2012 there was one felony case involving a crime against property — malicious injury to property valued more than $1,000 — and such a case was not filed in March 2013.

• In both March 2012 and 2013, the following types of cases were not filed: Robbery, murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, animal cruelty.

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