McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

June 8, 2013

Pitts. Co. Court Reports

By Rachel Petersen
Staff Writer

McALESTER — The following felony cases were decided in Pittsburg County District Court from May 24 - 31.

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

Listings do not include all court costs.



Felony cases

• Arthur Lee Casey, 29, of McAlester, pleaded guilty May 24 to a charge of omitting to provide for a minor child. He was fined $50 and received a four-year suspended sentence.

• Richard O. Carnahan III, 30, of McAlester, pleaded guilty May 24 to charges of endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined $1,415 and received a 10-year suspended sentence.

• Andrew Shane Keltner, 27, of McAlester, pleaded guilty May 24 to charges of endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined $1,415 and received a 10-year suspended sentence.

• Taylor D. Powell, 18, of Savanna, pleaded guilty May 24 to felony charges of manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful use of a police radio or scanner. She also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She was fined $51,480 (with $45,500 suspended) and sentencing was deferred for 10 years.

• Adam David Smith, 34, of McAlester, pleaded guilty May 24 in two separate cases to charges of second degree burglary and driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was fined $950, ordered to complete DUI school and sentencing was deferred for six years.

• Ethan Miller, 23, of McAlester, pleaded guilty May 24 to a charge of second degree forgery. He was fined $525, ordered to pay $425 in restitution and sentencing was deferred for five years.

• A charge of sale of mortgaged property was dismissed May 24 for Ayla Dyan Fisk, 27, of McAlester.

• David Lee Herl, 27, of McAlester, pleaded no contest May 24 to a charge of embezzlement. He was fined $550, ordered to pay $600 in restitution and sentencing was deferred for two years.

• Robin M. Holloway, 20, of McAlester, pleaded no contest May 28 to a felony charge of assault and battery on a police officer. Holloway also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of assault on a police officer and public intoxication.

• Merton Thomas Jim, 25, of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, pleaded guilty May 29 to a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon upon a correctional officer. He was sentenced to 10 years incarceration in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

• Terry Lee Sweet, 62, of Hartshorne, pleaded guilty May 29 to a felony charge of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer, driving with a suspended license, transporting an opened bottle or container of liquor, failure to carry insurance or a security verification form and failure to pay taxes due state. He was fined $800, ordered to complete DUI school, ordered to use an interlock device for six months, ordered to complete substance abuse counseling and received a five-year suspended sentence.

• Susan Lorene Boatright, 53, of McAlester, pleaded no contest May 30 to a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine). She was fined $100, ordered to complete one year of inpatient drug rehabilitation and received an eight-year suspended sentence.

• Jesse Wade Heskett, 27, of Stilwell, pleaded no contest May 30 to charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Oxycodone) and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined $995 and sentencing was deferred for two years.

• Michael Tyler Lovelace, 20, of McAlester, pleaded guilty May 31 to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon and an amended charge of possession of a controlled substance. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of malicious injury to property valued less than $1,000 and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined $430 and received a six-year suspended sentence. A felony charge of manufacturing methamphetamine was dismissed.



The following new felony cases were filed in Pittsburg County District Court, from May 31 - June 5.



• On May 31, Natalie Jean Edwards, 51, of McAlester, was charged with financial exploitation of the elderly.

• On May 31, Shambri A. Sewell, 26, of McAlester, was charged with financial exploitation of the elderly.

• On May 31, Brian Christopher Pierce, 31, of McAlester, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, misdemeanor domestic abuse assault and battery and misdemeanor obstructing an officer.

• On May 31, Phillip Thomas Wesley, 33, of McAlester, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse assault and battery, public intoxication and obstructing an officer.

• On June 3, Nathaniel Dewayne Meashintubby, 30, of McAlester, was charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

• On June 3, Sasha Renee Conklin, 26, of McAlester, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a prescription.

• On June 3, Benjamin Seth Anderson, 30, of Eufaula, was charged with larceny of an automobile.

• On June 4, Sarah Constance Meyer, 18, of Friendwood, Texas, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (psilocybin mushrooms).

• On June 4, Lucas Stephen Steidley, 28, of McAlester, was charged with second degree burglary. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of malicious injury to property valued less than $1,000, protective order violation and public intoxication.

• On June 5, Christopher L. Carter Jr., 63, of McAlester, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a prescription and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.