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Court Reports

October 14, 2012


McALESTER — The following felony and misdemeanor cases were decided in Pittsburg County District Court Sept. 28 - Oct. 5.

Dispositions include dismissed cases, suspended and deferred sentences and sentences from trials and plea bargains.

Listings do not include all court costs.

Felony cases

• Julie Ann Ketcherside, 38, of McAlester, pleaded guilty Sept. 28 to a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled drug (marijuana) with intent to distribute. She was fined $2,700 and sentencing was deferred for five years. Charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, maintaining a place for keeping / selling controlled substances and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

• Christopher Lee Kramer, 43, of Okmulgee, pleaded guilty Sept. 28 to charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined $680 and received a 10-year sentence, with all but the first 115 days suspended.

• A charge of aggravated assault and battery was dismissed Oct. 1 for Ernie Ray Holdeman, 57, of McAlester.

• William Claude Gregory Jr., 39, of Quinton, pleaded guilty Oct. 3 to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, eluding a police officer, running a roadblock, misdemeanor driving without a valid driver’s license and misdemeanor failure to wear a seatbelt. He was fined $2,800 and sentenced to serve 10 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

• Andravious Martez Taylor, 26, of Oklahoma City, pleaded no contest Oct. 5 to charges of falsely personate another to create liability and misdemeanor false reporting of a crime. He was fined $1,080 and received a 10-year suspended sentence.

• Bryce Alexander Kemper, 22, of McAlester, pleaded no contest Oct. 5 to a charge of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was fined $1,550 and sentencing was deferred for two years.

• Rodger Dean Gragg, 50, of Haileyville, pleaded guilty Oct. 5 to charges of assault and battery on a police officer, misdemeanor driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, misdemeanor attempting to elude a police officer and misdemeanor resisting an officer. He was fined $1,090, ordered to pay $496.57 in restitution, ordered to complete DUI school, ordered to complete anger management counseling and sentencing was deferred for five years.

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