The Pryor Times


February 25, 2014

Pryor man sentenced to three years in DOC

PRYOR, OK — A Pryor man was sentenced to three years in the department of corrections.

Rodney Minchue appeared in Mayes County District Court Thursday for sentencing before Judge Terry McBride. Minchue, after stating he had been diagnosed with “bi-polar, homicidal, and schizophrenia”  was found competent to appear in court as he had taken his prescribed medication.

He appeared on two cases, both filed in 2013. In the first case hew as charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine, attempting to elude and driving without a valid drivers license. The state made a motion, that was granted, to dismiss the first charge. He was sentenced to one year in the department of corrections on the remaining charge. He was ordered to pay a total of $350 plus court costs in this case.

In the second case, he was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an officer. McBride accepted the guilty plea on both counts. He was sentenced to three years on the assault charge and one year for obstructing an officer. In the latter charge, he was ordered to undergo one year of post-incarceration supervision. In this case he was ordered to pay a total of $1,250 plus court costs.

Minchue has prior felony convictions that include assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting an officer and failure to register as a sex offender. He will be held at the Mayes County Jail until transport.

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