The Pryor Times

January 18, 2014

Mayes County residents charged with sex crimes

Cydney Baron
Staff Reporter

PRYOR, OK — Wednesday’s felony motion docket included three individuals charged with sex crimes.

First on the docket was James Wesley Anderson, Chouteau. Charges were filed against Anderson May 31, 2013,  accusing him of sexual battery. Anderson, 54, posted a $25,000 bond in the case and was ordered to have absolutely no contact with the alleged victim. After his release from the Mayes County Jail, a new warrant was issued in July for his failure to appear for preliminary hearing. Bond on the failure to appear was set at $75,000.

Anderson appeared on the felony motion docket Wednesday before Judge Terry McBride to receive a jury trial date. The defendant waived his right to have a trial within 20 days and his case was passed to Feb. 12.

Bobby Lee Johnson, Pryor, is charged with three counts of sexual battery. Johnson, 42, was present in court still in custody of the Mayes County Jail as he has not posted his $100,000 bond. Johnson was one of six inmates present

in the courtroom Wednesday. Johnson’s attorney entered a not guilty plea and waived his right to a jury trial pursuant to a plea agreement with the state. Per his attorney’s request, Johnson’s case was continued to Jan. 23 at

9:30 a.m.

Pryor resident Rodney Minchue appeared, charged with a felony count of failing to register as a sex offender.  Minchue entered a plea of not guilty. His attorney, Jacqueline Rhodes, announced he would like to waive his right to a jury trial pursuant to a plea agreement with the state involving a three-year sentence in

the Department of Corrections. Minchue’s case was continued to Jan. 23. He appeared with two additional felony cases, both filed in 2013. In the first, he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and attempting to elude an officer, in the other he was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an officer.