Jackie Rogers Jr. made his initial court appearance, via video conferencing, in Mayes County District Court Monday, after receiving a fit for confinement release from a Tulsa Hospital over the weekend.
He was charged with the stabbing of two Pryor men Thursday. After fleeing the scene of the stabbing, Rogers drove to Salina where he was spotted by a Salina Police Officer.
Upon seeing the officer approach his vehicle, Rogers slit his own throat and was transported to the hospital.
Judge Rebecca Gore presided over the initial apearances. Rogers is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, which carries a penalty of no less than 20 years and no more than life in prison for each count.
As Rogers has prior felony convictions, and because of the severity of this crime, the state reccomended a cash bond be set at $45,000 per charge. He was remanded to the Mayes County Jail. Rogers may only be released if the full $90,000 is paid. In addition, Gore ordered Rogers have absolutely no contact with the victims. His case was set on the June 26 sounding docket.
Gore told the defendant he has two additional cases pending. The first was a 2004 case in which Rogers was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and domestic assault and battery. The second case, shooting with intent to kill, delivery of controlled drug and first degree burglary, was filed in 2005. He is on probation for both of these cases. Gore told him the new case is a direct violation of the terms of probation and he could be facing up to five years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for each of these violations. Bond was set at $10,000 for each case, which were placed on the preliminary hearing sounding docket for May 20.