The Pryor Times

January 7, 2014

Traffic stop results in felony

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — Cydney Baron

Staff Writer

Matthew Crabtree, Spavinaw, was pulled over for a traffic infraction by a Salina Police Officer Saturday.

The result was Crabtree being charged with eight separate criminal charges; driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, transporting an open container of beer, driving under suspension, failure to pay taxes due the state, failure to carry insurance and resisting an officer.  Crabtree, 28, appeared in Mayes County District Court for arraignment Monday. He appeared via video conference from the Mayes County Jail. Judge Rebecca Gore informed the defendant that his felony count, driving under the influence of alcohol, can carry up to five years in jail.

Gore said the controlled substance in question was marijuana and the paraphernalia was a smoking pipe and rolling papers. Information filed in the case alleges Crabtree was driving his black 1999 Mercury without a valid license or insurance. Upon arrest, he refused the officer’s repeated commands to place his hands behind his head. The court entered a plea of not guilty on the defendant's behalf for the misdemeanor charges and his case was set for Feb. 15. Bond was set at $40,000.

Crabtree was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and child endangerment in July 2013. In 2008, he was charged with his first DUI offense and in 2008 he was charged with public intoxication.

David Addington, Pryor, appeared on the docket with an application to accelerate a suspended sentence. According to the assistant district attorney, the defendant violated the terms of his probation.

The original charge was possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia for which Addington was sentenced to four years probation. Addington was ordered to appear in court with an attorney Feb. 10. Bond was set at $25,000. Gore stated the defendant was also present having failed to pay fines and court costs as ordered. The amount owed totaled $4,635. Bond on the failure to pay was set at 10 times the original amount.

The court recognized Tyler Langston for preliminary hearing. In June 2013, Langston, Pryor, was charged with forcible sodomy and lewd molestation. Langston, now 25, is classified as a youthful offender because he was 15 at the time the alleged incident occurred. Court records state that in the fall of 2003 Langston forced an eight-year-old girl to perform oral sex by threatening her with a knife. At that time, records state he intentionally looked upon/touched the body or private parts of the eight-year-old girl in a lewd and lascivious manner by force and against her will.

Langston appeared in court with his attorney and was granted a continuance in the case to Feb. 20. Langston had previously posted a $45,000 bond on which he was allowed to remain free.

Bench warrants were taken under advisement for Mark Pait and Willie Turner until Wednesday.