The Pryor Times

October 19, 2013

Court Notes: Miskell, Armer, Peck, Yates and Christmas

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — Lisa Miskell, Chouteau, was arrested on charges of larceny of a controlled dangerous substance Nov. 28, 2012. Miskell appeared on the Mayes County District Court felony motion docket Wednesday.  Before Judge Terry Mcbride, Miskell, waived her right to have her district court arraignment within 30 days. Her case was continued until Nov. 13.

According to information filed at the court clerk’s office Miskell is charged with eight counts of larceny of a controlled dangerous substance. Miskell allegedly took morphine and hydrocodone from the Mayes County Medical Center. Each of the eight counts is a felony offense. At the time the charges were filed, bond was set at $20,000 with a special condition that Miskell not see any patients while out on bond.

Leonard Armer, Disney, is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a felony. Court records allege that on Oct. 12 he arrested while knowingly having in his possession methamphetamine. During arraignment Armer informed the court that he was unable to read and write the English language. Once identifying information was read to him he stipulated that it was all true and correct. Judge Rebecca Gore informed the defendant that his charges can carry from two years to life in the department of corrections. His bond was set at $10,000. The case was continued to the preliminary hearing sounding docket Nov. 21.

Justin Peck, Claremore, appeared on Mayes County District Court’s felony motion docket Wednesday.

Peck is charged with malicious injury to property. Council informed Judge Terry Mcbride that there is some concern Peck’s cases should be in Rogers County but that they are still awaiting confirmation. Peck waived his right to a jury trial and entered a plea of not guilty. His case was continued until Nov. 14. Peck’s criminal record includes several counts of malicious injury to property, both misdemeanor and felony.

Steven Yates, Tuttle, appeared on the felony motion docket Wednesday. Charges were filed in May by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Charges include possession of a controlled dangerous substance after former felony convictions, driving under the influence of drugs and possession of paraphernalia. Bond was originally set at $40,000 which Yates posted one day after arrest. Last month Yates was found mentally competent to waive his right to a preliminary hearing. Wednesday, Yates’ attorney announced that pursuant to a plea agreement with the state he would like to waive his right to a jury trial. His case was continued until Nov. 12 at 9:30.

Charges were filed Thursday against Steve Christmas for failing to register as a sex offender, a felony offense. The offense is currently listed as an outstanding warrant and the agency involved is listed as the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Bond on the warrant is set at $25,000. Information filed in the court clerk’s office stipulates that “on or between July 31 and Sept. 23, said defendant did fail to register as a sex offender with the Mayes County Sheriff” Office.” The information continues in saying that Christmas resided in Mayes County for more than the allotted three days before registering. Christmas was convicted of first degree rape in Tulsa County in 1991. Other than the felony count Christmas’ criminal record  contains only traffic infractions.