The Pryor Times

August 23, 2013

Court Notes: Smith, Turley, Skipper, Marshall and Griffith

— Dylan Ray Smith, Afton, appeared in the Mayes County District Court Monday, Aug.19 after being arrested over the weekend.

Smith is charged with eluding an officer, escape from arrest and driving under the influence of drugs. The assistant district attorney said due to the nature of the charges Smith is a flight risk, therefore bond was set in the amount of $25,000. The case was set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket Sept. 26.

Smith has another felony charge in Mayes County, filed earlier this year, for burglary in the second degree. He has one count of forcible entry and detainer.

Bobby A. Turley, Chouteau, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after former felony conviction, transporting an open container of beer, failure to carry security verification, failure to pay taxes, two counts of defective vehicle, driving without a driver’s license and improper tags. Turley's bond was set at $5,000 and his case was continued to Sept. 26 on the preliminary hearing sounding docket. Turley is remanded to the custody of the Mayes County Jail until bond is posted.

Jeremy Skipper, Chouteau, appeared before Judge Rebecca Gore for his initial appearance in Mayes County District Court on multiple felony charges including three counts of burglary in the second degree, larceny and  larceny of an automobile. As the infractions were filed in three seperate charges, bond was set at $10,000, $15,000 and $15,000. All three cases were set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket Sept.9.

Terry Marshall, Sand Springs, appeared in  Mayes County District Court Aug. 20 after receiving felony charges in Pryor. Marshall is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), knowingly concealing stolen property and possession of a firearm, all after prior felony convictions. The charges included three traffic infractions, bringing the total to six counts.

Marshall appeared before Gore who told him that possession of a controlled dangerous substance can carry between four and 20 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and knowingly concealing stolen property can carry from four years to life. His case was continued until Sept. 26. Per the state's recommendation, bond was set at $10,000.

Karen Sue Griffith, Pryor, was arrested by the Pryor Police Department and charged with uttering a forged instrument.

When Griffith appeared via video conferencing for her initial court appearance, Gore  asked her why she had failed to appear for a prior court date. Griffith said she could not afford to come to court and that she “was supposed to be picked up today to receive psychiatric treatment.”

Gore continued the case to Sept. 26. Bond on the original felony charge was set at $20,000 and bond for the failure to appear was set at $20,000.