McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

April 14, 2014

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McALESTER — New felony cases

The following felony cases were filed April 3-10 in Pittsburg County District Court.

James Anthony Holt, 27, of Hartshorne, was charged April 3 with possession of controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brittany Whorton, also know as Turnbow, 27, was charged April 3 with second-degree burglary.

Joshua Keith Brown, 35, of Eufaula, was charged April 3 with knowingly concealing stolen property.

Brown was also charged April 3 with third-degree arson.

Rafieal Sinclair Conway, 24, of McAlester, was charged April 3 with possession of controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dawn Renee Blanks, 39, of Canadian, was charged April 8 with larceny of merchandise from retailer, and misdemeanor possession of controlled dangerous substance without a prescription and possession of controlled dangerous substance.

Vernon Joe Baker, 26, of Oklahoma City, was charged April 4 with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Leslie Dawn McClure, 36, of McAlester, was charged April 4 with obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check or false pretenses.

Crissy Lynn Blanton, 34, of McAlester, was charged April 4 with two or more bogus checks together valued at more than $500.

Raja Mahmood, of McAlester, was charged April 4 with obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check or false pretenses.

Amber Pinkney, 30, of McAlester, was charged April 4 with obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check or false pretenses.

Eladio Arguelles, 25, of El Paso, Texas, was charged April 7 with aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs and misdemeanor driving with license suspended.

Jayson Andrew White, 30, of Piney Creek, was charged April 7 with possession of stolen vehicle and misdemeanor driving with license canceled, suspended or revoked.

James Ronald Meggs Jr., 32, of McAlester, was charged April 7 with possession of controlled dangerous substance.

William Jeseph Thomas, 49, of McAlester, was charged April 7 with possession of controlled dangerous substance.

Shannon Wilcox, 48, of McAlester, was charged April 7 with possession of controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

David Wayne Muzzy, 52, of Coweta, was charged April 8 with endeavoring to manufacture controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine; possession of controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marc Steven Smith, 21, of McAlester, was charged April 8 with child abuse by injury.

Cheryl Legg, 47, of McAlester, was charged April 9 with knowingly concealing stolen property and misdemeanor larceny of merchandise from retailer.

Russell Joseph Dempsey, 45, of Crowder, was charged April 9 with bringing contraband into jail or penal institution.

Richard R. Blackman, 30, of McAlester, was charged April 10 with two counts of battery or assault and battery on police officer.

Stephanie M. Williams, 19, of McAlester, was charged April 10 with battery or assault and battery on police officer and misdemeanor obstructing officer.

Madeline M. McGowan, 18, of McAlester, was charged April 10 with possession of controlled substance on school property.

Carl Jason Johnson, 34, of Hartshorne, was charged April 10 with possession of controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine; possession of controlled dangerous substance, alprazolam, and misdemeanor actual physical control of vehicle while under the influence.



Felony dispositions

The following felony cases were decided March 28 to April 10 in Pittsburg County District Court. Listings do not include all court costs and fees.

Franklin Dwayne Parent, 28, of McAlester, pleaded guilty April 10 to possession of stolen vehicle and possession of controlled dangerous substance. A five-year sentence was suspended on each charge, to be served concurrently, and he was fined $400.

Dana Rene Stewart, 38, of McAlester, pleaded guilty April 10 to possession of a precursor to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and misdemeanor transporting opened container of beer and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was ordered to enter the District 18 Drug Court, and a 10-year sentence was suspended on each felony, to be served concurrently. She was also fined $50,000 on the precursor charge, with all but $500 suspended, and $5,000 on the second felony, with all but $250 suspended. She was fined an additional $60 on the misdemeanors.

A charge of knowingly concealing stolen property was dismissed April 8 for Laci Dawn Mann, 18, of Alderson. Prosecutors requested the dismissal because the case was to be re-filed as a misdemeanor, according to court documents.

Larry Douglas Martin, 43, of McAlester, pleaded guilty April 8 to possession of controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A 15-year sentence was suspended on the felony, and a one-year sentence was suspended on the misdemeanor, to be served concurrent with sentencing in two other cases. He was also fined $5,000 on the felony, with all but $500 suspended, and was ordered to enter and complete one year of in-patient treatment. He was to remain jailed until he is transported to a treatment facility.

Acamie Decole Moton, also known as Moton-Lawrence and Davis, pleaded guilty April 8 to DUI alcohol, and misdemeanor driving with a license canceled, suspended or revoked, driving left of center, failure to carry insurance or a security verification form, and failure to wear a seat belt. A five-year sentence was suspended on the felony, and a one-year sentence was suspended on the unlicensed driving charge, to be served concurrently with each other and with sentencing in three other cases. She was also fined $310, plus the scheduled fine on the seat belt charge, and was ordered to enter the District 18 Drug Court.

Also on April 8, Moton pleaded guilty to grand larceny and a five-year sentence was suspended. She was fined $250, restitution in the case was reserved, and she was ordered to enter the District 18 Drug Court.

Two counts of knowingly concealing stolen property and two counts of obtaining merchandise by false pretenses were dismissed April 7 for James Robert Hightower, 40, of McAlester. The case was dismissed by a judge after a preliminary hearing, and prosecutors announced their intent to appeal the ruling.

A charge of possession of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school or park was dismissed April 7 for Thomas Sanchez, 51, of McAlester. The dismissal was requested by prosecutors who said the case was to be re-filed as a misdemeanor.

A charge of embezzlement was dismissed April 4 for Aaron Ray Todd, 41, of McAlester, at the request of prosecutors.

Nathan J. Barber, 37, of Jackie Brannon Correctional Center, pleaded guilty April 4 to possession of contraband cell phone by an inmate. A three-year sentence was suspended, to be served consecutive to his current sentence, and he was fined $200.

Marcus Dalanzo Curtis, also known as Weaver, 40, of McAlester, pleaded guilty April 4 to possession of controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor driving with license suspended. A 10-year sentence was suspended on the felony, and a one-year sentence was suspended on the misdemeanor, to be served concurrently with each other and with sentencing in a separate case. He was also fined $5,000, with all but $500 suspended, on the felony and $100 on the misdemeanor.

Malcolm Dwayne Ellis, also known as Herring, 37, of McAlester, pleaded guilty April 4 to possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute, possession of controlled dangerous substance, and misdemeanor possession of controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. A 10-year sentenced was suspended on each felony, and one-year sentences were suspended on each misdemeanor, to be served concurrently. He was also fined $5,000, with all but $500 suspended, on the first felony, and $600 on the other counts.

Charges of possession of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school or park and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed April 3 for Jose Adrian Castro, 19, of McAlester. Court records list the reason for the dismissal, as requested by prosecutors, is it is in the best interest of justice.

A charge of obtaining controlled substance by forgery or fraud was dismissed April 3 for LaDonna Joyce Hendrix, 47, of McAlester, at the request of prosecutors.

A charge of embezzlement was dismissed April 3 for Jesse James Spears, 33, of Muskogee, at the request of the alleged victim in the case, according to court records.

A charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon was dismissed March 31 for James Bryan Shuman, 40, of McAlester. The dismissal was requested by prosecutors due to the alleged victim’s failure to aid in prosecution, according to court records.

A charge of possession of controlled dangerous substance was dismissed March 28 for Jeffery Taylor Newport, 48, of McAlester. Prosecutors requested the dismissal because the case was to be refiled as a misdemeanor, according to court records.

A charge of assault with a dangerous weapon was dismissed March 28 for Devin Sizemore, 19, of Krebs, at the request of prosecutors.