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Court Reports

July 28, 2012

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McALESTER — The following felony and misdemeanor cases were decided in Pittsburg County District Court July 12 - 20.

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

Listings do not include all court costs.

Felony cases

• Kelly S. Ward, 36, Muskogee, pleaded guilty July 12 to a charge of omitting to provide for a minor child. He was fined, ordered to pay $9,516 in restitution and sentencing was deferred for seven years.

• A charge of domestic abuse assault and battery was dismissed July 12 for Joshua J. Smith, 29, of Eufaula.

• Jerry V. Buckner, 49, McAlester, pleaded guilty July 13 to an application to accelerate a deferred sentence on a charge of second degree burglary. He was ordered to complete drug court. Upon successful completion of drug court, the charge will be dismissed. However, if drug court is not successfully competed, he will be sentenced to seven years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

• Scott A. Parent, 48, Pittsburg, pleaded guilty July 17 to a charge of knowingly concealing stolen property. He was fined $300 and received a 10-year suspended sentence.

• Patrick E. Tharp, 45, Pittsburg, pleaded guilty July 17 to a charge of knowingly concealing stolen property. He was fined $300 and received a 10-year suspended sentence.

• Deangelo L. Garfield, 19, McAlester, pleaded guilty July 17 to an application to revoke a suspended sentence on charges of false impersonation, escape from custody, driving with a suspended license, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to maintain security. He was ordered to complete six months of inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

• Elmer D. Whittaker, 51, McAlester, had previously entered a blind plea of guilty to charges of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, transporting an opened container of beer, driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license, driving left of center, failure to pay taxes due state and failure to stop at a stop sign. On July 18, he was fined $2,590, ordered to complete DUI school and sentenced to five years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

• Adam W. Montana, 37, Wilburton, had previously entered a blind plea of guilty to charges of attempting to elude a police officer, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, resisting an officer, transporting an open bottle or container of liquor and transporting an opened container of beer. On July 19, he was fined $2,185 and sentenced to five years, with all but the first 20 days suspended. A charge of obstructing an officer was dismissed.

• John K. Barlow, 22, Hartshorne, pleaded guilty July 20 to a charge of taking or receiving a stolen credit or debit card. He was fined $350, ordered to pay $40 in restitution and sentencing was deferred for two years.

• Ashley Sweetin, 28, Pittsburg, pleaded guilty July 20 to charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Alprazolam). She was fined $980 and sentencing was deferred for five years.

• Rachel Ann Lovett, 25, Krebs, pleaded guilty July 20 to a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), to an amended charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and to an application to accelerate deferred sentences on charges of falsely personate another to create liability, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She was ordered to complete drug court. Upon successful completion of drug court the cases will be dismissed. However, if drug court is not successfully completed, Lovett will be sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. A charge of maintaining a place for keeping /selling controlled substances was dismissed.

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