The Pryor Times

June 15, 2013

Couple arrested on drug charges

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

— June 10 Rowdy and Kendal Summerlin were arrested on drug charges in Chouteau near Fiesta Mart.

Both are Pryor residents, but were taken into custody by the Chouteau Police Department.

Rowdy Summerlin was charged with four separate counts, a felony count of endeavoring to deliver/manufacture/possess controlled dangerous substance as he had a “reaction vessel, tubing, rubber gloves and salt” all of which are necessary in manufacturing methamphetamine.

He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

At that time of arrest, he had a .45 caliber handgun which resulted in two additional felony charges, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and possession of a firearm after prior felony convictions.

Co-defendant Kendall Summerlin was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer.

Court records say she had methamphetamine and a weighing scale in her possession.

Both were remanded to the custody of the Mayes County Jail and made their initial court appearance June 10 before Judge Rebecca Gore.

Gore told Rowdy Summerlin that endeavoringg to manufacture a CDS after a prior felony conviction can carry no less than 20 years and up to a life sentence in the department of corrections and that possessionn of a firearm after a prior felony conviction can carry no less than 10 years and up to a life sentence. Both defendants had their cases continued to the preliminary hearing sounding docket July 11. Rowdy Summerlin's bond was set at $50,000 and Kendall Summerlin's was set at $15,000. Both will remain in the custody of the jail until bond is posted.

Kendall Summerlin has no prior criminal record while Rowdy Summerlin has prior felony and misdemeanor charges.

He received a felony charge of transporting a loaded firearm in 2005. In 2009, he was charged with possession of items to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance and sentenced to 15 years in the DOC with all but the first five years suspended. That same year, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to two years in the DOC, to run concurrent with the previous sentence. Both of those cases occurred in Rogers County.

He was charged with injury of a minor child (child beating) in Mayes County in 2010. For that charge he was sentenced to two years DOC to run concurrent with other sentences being served.