PRYOR, OK —
William Fidel Stewart Jr., Salina, is held on a $500,000 bond after allegedly crashing his car into the Pryor Liquor Store.
Saturday night Pryor Police Department responded to the call of a motor vehicle accident. Arriving at Pryor Liquor Store, officers found a 2002 Saturn had driven into the building, engine still running. Officers located Stewart, who was then taken into custody.
Stewart appeared in Mayes County District Court for arraignment Monday afternoon. He is charged with one felony and four misdemeanor counts. Court records filed in the case allege Stewart had in his possession two controled dangerous substances, methamphetamine and clonazepan, a felony. He is charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of paraphernalia, a pipe, and driving without a driver’s liscense.
The assistant district attorney informed the court that, in the state’s opinion, the defendant has no regard for public safety. The ADA listed the defendant’s prior convictions, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and escape from jail. For that reason, the ADA said there was no bond amount that would ensure the safety of the public and therefore requested Stewart be held without bond. Judge Rebecca Gore denied the request and the state requested $1 million bond. Gore’s set the bond at $500,000.