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Published on: 08/08/2017

Cushing Man Gets 90-Day Jail Term for Stolen Guns

Patti Weaver


(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Cushing man has been given a 90-day jail term followed by nine and one-half years of probation for concealing a relative’s stolen assault rifle and shotgun in May of 2016, while on probation for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute in 2014, a court official told KUSH today.
    Verldon Patrick Boles, 55, was sentenced on Aug 2. by Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler, who gave him a concurrent 90-day jail term for violating his probation in the methamphetamine case, the court official said.
    Boles was ordered to pay a total of $6,191.25 in costs and assessments at the rate of $55 per month beginning on Sept. 2, court records show.
    In February of 2016, Boles, whose home in the 1200 block of E. 9th Street was searched by the Payne County Sheriff’s Office, was placed on 10 years’ probation on a charge reduced from drug trafficking to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, court records show.
    In that 2014 drug case, Boles was ordered to have a substance abuse evaluation, follow any recommendations, undergo random drug testing, comply with the methamphetamine registry and perform 50 hours of community service.
    Boles was also ordered to comply with recommendations in a background report for the court including residential substance abuse treatment if his drug use continues, and counseling for anger management as well as cognitive behavior. Boles was also ordered to obtain and maintain full-time employment.
    His wife and co-defendant, Melissa Leigh Boles, 43, accepted a plea bargain in May 2015 for 10 years of probation after her drug trafficking charge was reduced to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute at the couple’s then-home in the 1200 block of E. 9th Street in Cushing.
    She was given concurrent probationary terms of five years and three years for possessing a gun with a defaced serial number and operating a mobile radio scanner in the commission of a crime.