Pittsburg County Jail

Three local individuals were sentenced this week in connection with a May contraband bust at the Pittsburg County Jail.

Michael Ray Crawley, 40, of McAlester was sentenced July 3 to 10 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections with four of the 10 years being suspended after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to possess contraband and possessing contraband in the Pittsburg County Jail.

Christopher Wayne Cacy, 24, of McAlester, was sentenced to 15 years in the ODOC with five-years suspended for his role in the conspiracy. The sentence is to run-concurrently with prior felony cases after Pittsburg County Special District Judge Brian McLaughlin granted applications to revoke suspended sentences.

Court documents also show Rachelle Wooten, 33, of McAlester, who investigators said conspired with the two inmates to deliver a cell phone into the jail was also sentenced to a five-year deferred sentence with the first two years to be supervised by the District 18 District Attorney’s Office after accepting a plea deal.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, jail employees found a clear plastic baggy containing suspected methamphetamine, a baggy containing marijuana, and a cell phone with its charger in Crawley’s property following a search.

A review of phone and video calls to and from the inmates found that Crawley and Cacy were attempting to get narcotics and a cell phone into the jail, a report filed in the case states.

According to the affidavit, investigators who reviewed the phone and video call records alleged Crawley was making arrangements with Wooten for her to leave the items in certain places for Cacy to pick up while he was out on an inmate work crew. One of the recorded conversations called for Wooten to wrap a part of a cell phone charger in toilet paper and leave it in the women’s bathroom, the affidavit states.

Jail records show Crawley re-entered the jail Jan 4. to await a new trial for charges of first-degree murder and eluding or attempting to elude a police officer after two or more prior convictions and will remain in the custody of the jail until his new trial which is scheduled for the September trial docket.

Cacy was booked into the jail on May 4 for numerous charges and was on a hold for two other Oklahoma counties, jail records state.

Contact Derrick James at djames@mcalesternews.com