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Crimes and courts

April 27, 2013

Court Records 4/24/13

Judge Rebecca Gore issued just over $100,000 in bonds at Wednesday's Mayes County District Court arraignments.

Arthur Gillum Jr., Locust Grove, had an initial court appearance April 24. Gillum was charged with possession of firearms after conviction or during probation, possession of controlled dangerous substance after former felony conviction and possession of surveillance equipment in the commission of felony.

The court ordered his case set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket May 23. Bond was set at $25,000. He will remain in the Mayes County Jail until bond is posted.

Thomas Chasteen, Locust Grove, appeared on charges of grand larceny and knowingly concealing stolen property.

Assistant District Attorney Ron Dresback suggested a $5,000 bond. A special condition of the bond was that he have no contact with his grandmother, who was the victim.

When asked if he had any questions about the preceding, Chasteen said he understood his grandmother was dropping the charges. Judge Gore told Chasteen his grandmother does not have the ability to dismiss or bring charges. The state decides whether to charge an individual with a crime or dismiss charges.

Chasteen’s case was set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket May 23.

Pryor resident Zachary Vanbuskirk made his initial appearance after being charged with falsely impersonating another to create liability, after former conviction of a felony. His bond was set at $25,000 and the case was set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket May 23. Gore said he was also appearing on a motion to revoke a suspended sentence. In 1999, Vanbuskirk was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 15 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. All but seven years of that time was to be suspended. Gore set this case for a motion to revoke hearing May 9. Bond on the motion to revoke was set at $20,000. Vanbuskirk has several failures to pay, which were set for May 9 as well.

Rafael Mata, Locust Grove, appeared in court for a motion to revoke a suspended sentence. In December 2010, he was charged with robbery by force or fear and was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections, all suspended except for six months. He appeared before Judge Gore after violating the terms of his probation. This case was continued until May 9 and bond was set at $25,000.

Records showed that Mata also has failure to pay $2,606 owed to the state. Bond on the failure to pay was set at 10 times the amount owed, to total $26,060.

On Nov. 5, 2012, Jay Furnas, Pryor, was charged with dumping trash on public/private property without consent. He was picked up on the outstanding warrant the week of April 24. Furnas pleaded guilty. The court accepted the plea and ordered him to pay a $200 fine and $470 in court costs.

Earl George, Adair, and Patrick Misener, Salina, both appeared for failure to pay hearings. George's initial charges were public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia. Misener was originally charged with failing to register as a sex offender, after former felony conviction.  Neither defendant has made any payments. George owes $1,113 and was ordered to sit out his fines and costs in the Mayes County Jail at $25 per day. Gore told him that if he could arrange to pay $250, she would order him released.

Misener owes $2,414 in fines and costs. He will also sit out his fines in the Mayes County Jail at $25 per day. Should he pay $500, Gore will order him released.

Wednesday's initial appearances concluded with David Emery surrendering himself on an outstanding warrant. Emery, Pryor, was wanted for domestic assault and battery. He pleaded not guilty and his attorney requested a bond be set. The attorney said Emery lives with his wife, the alleged victim.

Bond was set at $1,000. Dresbeck said a no contact order is standard procedure in a domestic assault and battery case. He requested a no contact order be issued until the wife appears in court to state the order is unnecessary.  

 Dawson James appeared in court for the Mayes County District Court arraignments April 26. James appeared on charges of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor. He first appeared in court April 17 at which time Judge Gore continued his case, set bond in the amount of $1,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the victim. Having not posted bail he remained in the custody of the Mayes County Jail and appeared via video.

James entered a plea of not guilty and the case was set on the jury sounding docket June 14. Again, the defendant is to have no contact with the victim. The bond amount remained at $1,000.  

Devin Lee Jumper , Salina, made his initial appearance in court April 26 on charges of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) within 1,000 feet of a school or park, and possession of paraphernalia. The court entered a plea of not guilty on the defendant’s behalf as it is a misdemeanor count. He was allowed to remain free on present bond and ordered to return May 23.


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