The Pryor Times

January 11, 2014

Court Records 1/14/14

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — Jordan Liggins, Chouteau, appeared in Mayes County District Court Wednesday on an application to revoke his suspended sentence. Judge Rebecca Gore stated that the state alleged Liggins had violated the terms of his probation and that the case can carry a sentence of up to life in prison. The defendant was originally charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent to distribute and was sentenced to five years probation. Liggins, who appeared in court accompanied by his mother, was told his case was continued to Feb. 10 and bond was set at $10,000. As he was not able to post the $10,000 bond he was remanded to the custody of the Mayes County Jail. The defendant's mother attempted to speak to the judge on her son's behalf.

“He's an adult, he can handle it,” Gore informed her as the defendant was escorted to the jail.

Liggins has a prior criminal record in Mayes County that includes second degree burglary.

Salina resident Brittney Vanbuskirk, 24, appeared in court as well. Vanbuskirk is charged with five separate counts including both felony and misdemeanor charges. She is charged with child endangerment by driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to use child restraint systems. Information filed in the case alleges the defendant was driving her 2003 Toyota pickup near the 2200 block of East Graham Street in Pryor while transporting a one and a half year old child. It further alleges she had in her possession Oxycodone, a controlled dangerous substance, and rolling papers. The final count alleges she had a child, weighing under 60 pounds, in the vehicle not in a child passenger restraint system. Her case was continued to Feb. 13 and bond was set at $10,000.

Diana Shelton, Wagoner, appeared on drug related charge as well. Shelton is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and failure to stop at a stop sign. Information filed by law enforcement in the case allege she had methamphetamine and scales in her possession. Shelton's case was continued to Feb. 13 and bond was set at 450,000. In addition Gore informed the defendant she had several charges of failure to pay. The total amount owed was listed as $6,534 and bond was set at ten times that amount. Shelton has a prior criminal record that includes possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, bail jumping and driving under the influence.

Lewis Thompson Jr., Salina, was picked up on an outstanding warrant for his failure to appear for sentencing. Thompson, 49, was scheduled to appear in court for sentencing Oct. 15, 2013. The sentencing occurred after the state alleged he violated the terms of his probation.  The defendant was originally charged with first degree burglary, knowingly concealing stolen property and assault. Thompson appeared in Mayes County District Court Tuesday. Judge Gore set his case for sentencing Jan. 14 and ordered Thompson to reappear on that date with an attorney. Because the case is set for sentencing the defendant is being held without bond.