The Mayes County District Court initial appearances Monday, presided over by Judge Rebecca Gore, saw upwards of ten individuals charged with possession of drugs and/or paraphernalia
Rodney Minchue was among them. He appeared via video conference from the Mayes County Jail. His name was called several times before he made his way to the camera at which point he was seen making faces and pointing into the camera.
He appeared on a motion to revoke a suspended sentence he was serving. The state filed the motion to revoke alleging that Minchue violated the terms of his probation. He was serving probation after being charged with failing to register as a sex offender and resisting an officer. On this charge Judge Rebecca Gore set his application to revoke hearing for May 30 and bond was set at $10,000.
During the same court appearance Monday Gore stated that the court needed to address another charge, failure to appear for a preliminary hearing sounding docket on a felony case. That felony was for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, attempting to elude and driving without a driver's license. For this failure to appear his case was continued until June 20 and bond was set at $30,000. Lastly, Gore said he was present on an outstanding warrant for a felony count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an officer. Gore continued this case until June 20 as well. Representing the state Assistant District Attorney Nick Codding said due to Minchue's history of eluding an officer as well as his habitual failing to appear the state recommends bond be set at $100,000.
Among those ten was Dayna Shafer, Pryor. Charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, oxycodone, and possession of paraphernalia, a syringe. She was found in possession of these items with no lawful or medical need. She was informed that possession of oxycodone can carry up to 10 years in the Department of Corrections. Gore continued her case to the preliminary hearing sounding docket on June 20 and bond was set at $5,000. She was remanded until the following day when she was released after posting said bond.
Tory Williams, Wagoner, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, hydrocodone and driving with license suspended. He appeared via video from the Mayes County Jail and was advised of his rights. His case was set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket June 20. As the charge included a misdemeanor count, the court entered a plea of not guilty on the defendant's behalf for that charge. Bond was set at $5,000.
Robert Little, Perry Oklahoma, was charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana which can carry up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. When asked for his plea, he said no contest. When asked if he understood that upon entering said plea he could begin serving up to a year in jail beginning immediately, he changed his plea to not guilty. His case was set for the September 6 jury sounding docket and bond was set at $1,000.
Henry Hayes Jr., Tulsa, appeared via video from the Mayes County Jail where he was brought in on a bench warrant for failing to appear in court. His original charges are possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license, to which he plead not guilty in November 2012. Gore set his failure to appear charge on the preliminary hearing sounding docket June 20 and set bond at $18,000.