The Pryor Times

Crimes and courts

May 8, 2012

Court notes

Rusty Gene Willhite, Jr. 27, Chouteau, was in district court April 27, charged with domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor. Whillhite pleaded not guilty. The preliminary hearing is May 24. Bond was set at $10,000. Willhite is ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. Willhite is alleged to have slapped, hit and stomped his sister-in-law Kela Gregory in the presence of an 8-year-old on Thursday. Willhite was convicted in 2007 in Tulsa county of two counts domestic assault and battery and interference with an emergency telephone call.

Rita Jo Wickliffe, 57, Pryor, was in Mayes County District Court April 30, charged with burglary in the second degree and knowingly concealing stolen property in concert with Casey Malone LIghtfoot. Wickliffe pleaded not guilty. The case was set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket June 7. Bond was set at $10,000. Wickliffe is alleged to have broken into a building owned by Barry Yaffe with the intent to rob. Wickliffe is alleged to have concealed a stereo and another electrical items belonging to Yaffe.

Ginger Nicole Beach, 29, was in Mayes County District Court May 1, charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and a misdemeanor count of petit larceny. Beach pleaded not guilty. Bond was set at $10,000. The case was set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket June 7. Beach is alleged to have had methamphetamines on her person taking a can of spray tan from Wal-Mart in Pryor. Beach is charged with obtaining merchandise by bogus check in a different case.

Kenneth A. Chavez, 41, Pryor, was in Mayes County District Court Wednesday, charged with public intoxication. Chavez pleaded not guilty. Bond was set at $500. The case was set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket June 15. Chavez changed his plea to guilty and had to pay a $50 fine plus the court costs. Chavez was arrested for public intoxication on Tuesday.

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