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Published on: 06/19/2017

Stillwater Man Jailed On Burglary Charges

Patti Weaver


(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Stillwater man on probation for attacking a Perkins police officer and two Perkins emergency medical providers has been jailed on felony charges of committing two burglaries in Prairie Acres in rural Stillwater.

Due to his criminal record, Clayton Theo Jones, 21, could be given a prison sentence of eight years to life if convicted of both burglaries on which he remains held on $5,000 bond pending a July 3 appearance before a Payne County judge, court records show.

Jones was arrested about 11 a.m. on June 4 in Prairie Acres after Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Hopper received a 911 call of a man walking out of a garage on Prairie Road, according to his affidavit.

“The reporting person took a picture of the suspect who sent that picture to my phone,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit filed Monday.

“The reporting party stated to me that the suspect walked south on Prairie until walking southbound into a field from 19th,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

“I tracked the suspect’s trail south through the woods while Deputy Edwards patrolled the area in his vehicle,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

“While doing this, Deputy Edwards received reports from (another location on Prairie Road) that an unknown male matching the same description of the first call had been spotted going through vehicles at their address,” the affidavit said.

“Deputy Edwards and I again started to follow the trail when we received another report that the same suspect had entered into a garage/workshop at this location,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

After receiving a report the suspect was “spotted walking west on Erica Avenue towards Gregory Lane,” at the intersection the deputies saw Jones in wet clothing and covered in mud, the affidavit alleged.

Jones had active Payne County warrants for his arrest, according to the affidavit.

“During the course of a pat down due to arrest, we found several lighters, rolls of black tape, a box of .22 shells, two small flashlights and a military-style bayonet. When asked about all the items, Clayton (Jones) stated that he had been going into houses and cars along Prairie Road and stealing things,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

At the time of his June 4 arrest, Jones was being sought on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court four months ago on an application to revoke the two-year probationary sentence he received in 2015 for assault and battery on Perkins Police Officer Kyle Howard and assault and battery on Perkins emergency medical care providers John Konrad and Rob Hill, on Jan. 11, 2014, court records show.