Several defendants appeared in Mayes County District Court Feb. 22.
Jason Jones appeared before Judge Rebecca Gore. He was found competent to waive his right to a jury trial. He entered a plea of guilty to possession of A controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.
“I got caught with a controlled dangerous substance. The paraphernalia was a little bitty pipe in my pocket,” said Jones in explination of his guilt. Gore asked which controlled dangerous substance he had, and Jones said he had “The Devil,” which is synthetic marijuana.
The assistant district attorney suggested a six-month deferred sentence and fines. He was ordered released Friday.
Rodney Lee Guynn, Pryor, waived his right to a jury trial and entered a plea of guilty to charges of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor. The incident occurred in November of 2012.
He was given a one-year suspended sentence, probation, fines and community service.
Steven Fleming, Pryor, pleaded guilty to all charges, which included: resisting and obstructing an officer, assault and battery, and possession of paraphernalia.
“I hit my friend and when the cops came I resisted the officer. I wouldn’t get into the car. I had the paraphernalia in my pocket,” said Fleming.
Despite admission of being diagnosed with psychosis, he was found competent to plead. The state reccomend a one-year suspended sentence and fines. Fleming was eligible for release.
Harold James Stroud was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and public intoxication in January. His attorney, Jacqueline Rhodes, found him competent to plead and waive his right to a jury trial, though he has not properly taken his medication for bi-polar disorder in 30 days. He was ordered released with a one-year deferred sentence plus fines and assessments.