The Pryor Times

February 27, 2014

Thrown can ends in felony charge

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — A Pryor man threw an energy drink out the window and was charged with a felony.

Kyle Sanders, 26, was the front-seat passenger in a sport utility vehicle traveling northbound in the 1500 block of South Oklahoma Street, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

The affidavit states Sanders threw an energy drink in an aluminum can out the vehicle window, hitting another vehicle.

The vehicle that was hit, according to the affidavit, was a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Pryor’s Mayor Jimmy Tramel.

Pryor Police Sgt. Kevin Tramel said Sanders was located shortly after in the parking lot of Twin Villa Apartments, according to the affidavit.

Sanders had “a strong odor of alcoholic beverage about his breath and person and spoke with slurred speech.”

Sgt. Tramel attempted to place the man in custody. Sanders allegedly refused to cooperate and had to be physically placed in the back seat of the patrol car.

The affidavit continues, “Sanders continued to be uncooperative and had to be physically removed from the patrol car once at Mayes County Jail and carried inside.”

Sanders is charged with a felony count of throwing/dropping objects onto a moving vehicle, public intoxication and obstructing an officer.

Sanders has been arrested on alcohol-related charges in Mayes County before.

In fact, Sanders’ prior criminal record shows at least 10 charges of public intoxication.

His charges begin in 2005, when he was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of assault and battery and driving under the influence of alcohol. In 2006, he was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and driving under suspension. He was charged with public intoxication and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in 2008 and the same two charges in 2009. He was charged with domestic assault and battery in 2010 and breaking and entering in 2011. Records show he was charged with domestic assault and battery and petit larceny in 2012.

Sanders was released upon posting a $2,000 bond according to the Mayes County Jail.

He was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. His failure to appear in court, combined with the felony after former feloy conviction charge, resulted in a new bond of $50,000 and a new bench warrant for his arrest.