Man Admits Attacking Stillwater Police Officer
(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Stillwater man has pleaded guilty to attacking Stillwater Police Officer Elliot Blakey, obstructing the officer by fighting him and being intoxicated in public on the day after Thanksgiving – three weeks after he was ordered into the Payne County Drug Court program.
Shawn Thomas, 41, was ordered to continue his mental health treatment in a plea bargain for a six-month jail term followed by six and one-half years of probation approved by Payne County District Judge Phillip Corley last week.
Thomas must pay $380 in fines and assessments for the felony attack, along with serving concurrent jail terms for his misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer and being intoxicated in public on methamphetamine and beer, the judge ordered on May 12.
Thomas had failed to report to the Drug Court program on Nov. 8, state Department of Corrections Community Sentencing Local Administrator Dee Miller wrote in a violation report filed in court records on Nov. 16.
On Nov. 8, “Stillwater police observed Mr. Thomas to be extremely angry with his sister, as he accused her of taking $350 million from him. It appeared that Mr. Thomas was under the influence,” on Nov. 8, Miller wrote in her report.
When Thomas listed a Perkins address, he was convicted of possessing methamphetamine twice in rural Stillwater — in 2016 and 2015.
For those drug crimes, Thomas was given two concurrent 180-day jail terms Friday as part of a plea bargain with the prosecution.
Thomas must also comply with the methamphetamine registry, have a substance abuse evaluation, follow any recommendations, undergo random drug tests, and pay a $960 prosecution fee, along with $750 in other assessments.
According to the state Department of Corrections, Thomas was convicted of second-degree burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property in Lincoln County in 1995 when he was sentenced to 837 days in prison. He was released in 1998 after serving two years and three months, DOC records show.