A McAlester man charged with multiple felonies after he was caught on camera and later arrested for stealing Christmas packages left on a porch entered a guilty plea and received suspended sentences for multiple charges.
Evan James McGee, 21, of McAlester, entered a guilty plea Feb. 8 for charges against him — including three felony counts of knowingly concealing stolen property, one felony count of uttering forged instrument, one misdemeanor count of obstructing officer and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest — and received suspended sentences and probation as part of a plea agreement, according to documents filed by the office of District 18 District Attorney Chuck Sullivan.
McGee was also charged Jan. 3 with one count of petit larceny, according to documents filed Jan. 3 that accuse him of taking by stealth children’s pajamas, red hotel napkins, silver pants, ceramic plates, a Poulan Pro chainsaw, two black coats and an Amazon shipping box with a value not exceeding $1,000 dollars” on Dec. 18, 2017.
During the Feb. 8 preliminary hearing, McGee entered a guilty plea and Pittsburg County Judge Mike Hogan ordered the following:
• On the three felony counts of knowingly concealing stolen property — five years suspended sentence, two years probation and parole, drug and alcohol evaluation, victim impact panel, mental health assessment, 34 days in Pittsburg County Jail as credit for time served, $200 fine and $50 court fee.
• On one misdemeanor count of obstructing officer and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest: one year suspended sentence.
• On uttering forged instrument charge: five years suspended sentence, $200 fine, $50 court fee.
• On the petit larceny charge: six months suspended sentence, $200 fine, $50 court fee.
As part of the plea agreement, McGee’s bond was exonerated and three charges against him from 2015 were dismissed without costs, court documents state.
McGee was originally charged Dec. 19 with three felony counts of knowingly concealing stolen property, one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, court documents state.
He failed to appear Dec. 21 for a court date for multiple felony charges against him and Pittsburg County Judge Mindy Beare ordered forfeiture of bond and a bench warrant on that date, according to court documents.
McGee was caught on video taking eight Christmas packages from a doorstep in McAlester on Dec. 18 before he was found and arrested later that afternoon.
He was arrested in connection with the thefts and later taken to the hospital for medical treatment after being briefly unresponsive in the back of a law enforcement vehicle, according to an affidavit.
McGee was also charged with uttering a forged instrument in a separate case for trying to cash an $1,800 check belonging to someone else on Dec. 12 “with intent to cheat and defraud” knowing the check was forged, altered or counterfeit, according to court documents.
Court documents show McGee was previously charged with uttering forged instrument, knowingly concealing stolen property and unauthorized use of a debit card, and burglary in the second degree all in 2015.
According to court documents filed Feb. 12, 2016, McGee entered a guilty plea for the 2015 charges as part of plea deal, in which he was to complete a Regimented Inmate Discipline program for “the district attorney’s office to recommend a deferred sentence.”
McGee completed the delayed sentencing program at Bill Johnson Correctional Center on Dec. 12, 2016, but received a misconduct for battery on Dec. 20, 2016, and was required to repeat the program, according to court documents.
Court documents state McGee was “demoted back into the Regimented Treatment after being released from the Restricted Housing Unit” for the misconduct before he showed continuous progress through the program.
McGee received a three-year deferred sentence April 7, 2017, with 2 years of supervised probation, according to court documents.
However, Probation and Parole Officer James Baber stated in court documents dated Oct. 31, 2017, that McGee violated several probation conditions.
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