The Pryor Times

Crimes and courts

March 6, 2013

One in, one out

Dalton Jordan and Christopher Ward appeared before JudgeTerry McBride Tuesday.

Jordan was previously sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections on charges of possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and possession or selling of paraphernalia.

“I got a report from DOC that says you’ve done well, you’ve been compliant,” said McBride. “If you remember, a deferred sentence was pending a good report from the DOC.

“Rather than four years in the State Penitentiary, you’ll get a deferred sentence, March 5, 2017,” said McBride.

McBride read Jordan the rules and conditions of DOC supervised probation.

“The good news is, if you’re able to complete the deferred sentence, it will all go away. You have the keys to the jailhouse in your own pocket so to speak,” said McBride.

Ward appeared before the judge on some of the same charges. Ward is charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, speeding, endeavor to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance after former conviction of a felony, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession or selling of paraphernalia.

McBride read Ward the plea of guilty summary of facts before finding him competent to enter a plea of guilty to all counts.

“I was driving home from a bar and got pulled over for speeding. My passenger threw a bag of marijuana out the window,” said Ward, regarding two of the counts.

He was ordered to pay fines and court costs on each of the charges and remanded to the custody of the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office to begin serving two concurrent seven-year sentences in the Department of Corrections. The sheriff’s office will transfer him at its earliest convenience.

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