The Pryor Times

May 11, 2013

Court Notes

May 2, 2013- May 6, 2013


Gary Henning Jr., Pryor, appeared before Judge Rebecca Gore for his initial appearance in the Mayes County District Court, Thursday, May 2. He was charged with larceny of merchandise from a retailer, a felony offense, April 2.  

Henning also appeared on charges of resisting an officer, a misdemeanor offense.  

In count one, Gore set the case on the preliminary hearing sounding docket May 23. Bond on that charge was set at $10,000.

On count two, the defendant pleaded not guilty. His bond was set at $3,000 and the case continued to the sounding docket June 14. Gore told Henning that he also had a motion to revoke a suspended sentence. In that case, she found he had violated probation and bond was set at $2,500.

Henning had a failure to pay in the amount of $2,766. Gore set bond at 10 times that amount, totaling $27,660, and set his failure to pay hearing for May 13.  

Josue Espinoza, Pryor, appeared before Judge Rebecca Gore in Mayes County District Court for an application hearing, Thursday, May 2.

In 2010, Espinoza was charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation. At that time his bond was set at $100,000 and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Thursday, at the defendant's request, Gore ruled the hearing be continued until Monday, May 6.

Espinoza has a criminal record in Mayes county beginning in 2004. His record includes possession of a controlled dangerous substance, placing body fluid upon city/government employee, assault on a police officer, two counts of public intoxication and a protective order.

Kevin Newman, Pryor, appeared in Mayes County District Court with an application to reduce bond. Newman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia, all after former felony conviction. Bond on the case was originally set at $75,000.

Newman's attorney told the judge the defendant has lived in Mayes County his entire life and he had a job lined up should he be released. He said Newman also had plans to live with his mother after his release. The attorney said Newman would agree to wear an ankle monitor as a condition of release, to prove he is not a flight risk.

As far as being a safety risk, he said, the defendant would immediately seek drug and alcohol assessment. On behalf of the state, Assistant District Attorney Nick Codding said Newman has had several opportunities and failed to abide by the law at each opportunity. Newman has eight prior felony convictions and numerous misdemeanor charges. He has jumped bail twice in Mayes County.

His charges include forcible entry and detainer, burning a public building, grand larceny, two counts of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor/child, three counts of domestic assault and battery, obstructing an officer, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and a number of traffic  and driving violations.

“I do believe he is a flight risk, and $75,000 in bond is appropriate,” said Codding.

Gore agreed to reduce the $75,000 bond to $25,000 but on the application hearing set an additional bond of $30,000. His application hearing was set for

May 9.    

Jessie Lee Ary, Eucha, was out on bond when he made  his initial appearance in the Mayes County District Court, Monday.

Ary is charged with child endangerment, driving under the influence while a child was in the vehicle and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Court records say Ary was driving in Disney with his four-year-old child in his Toyota truck with him. He had marijuana in his possession.  

Gore set his case on the June 6 preliminary hearing sounding docket. He was allowed to remain free on a $10,000 bond. On behalf of the state, Assistant District Attorney Marny Hill made a special condition condition of bond.

“Law enforcement has requested that we require Mr. Ary to surrender his passport within 24 hours,” said Hill.