By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 40-year-old ex-convict from Cushing, who remains on probation for methamphetamine possession, was arraigned Tuesday from the Payne County Jail on a charge accusing him of attempting to break into a Toyota Camry that was parked in the 400 block of E. Maple Street in Cushing.
Brandon Michael Ray Thompson, who has also been known as Jason or Mike Reactor, could be given a prison term of four years to life if convicted of third-degree burglary after multiple prior felony convictions. Thompson was given a court-appointed attorney Tuesday.
Thompson was sitting next to a shed in the backyard of the car owner’s residence when Cushing Police Officer Garvis Scott Thomas arrived at 1:42 am on Sept. 26, his affidavit alleged.
“While I was exiting my vehicle, Thompson stood up and started walking towards me. Thompson ignored commands of stop walking towards me and to stop putting his hands in his pocket,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“Thompson verbally gave me permission to search his person. I located a capped needle in his left front pocket. Thompson advised he forgot he had it, but has not used the needle yet,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
The victim said he had observed a man on his camera system attempt to get into his car, but was unable to because it was locked, the affidavit alleged.
On the recorded footage, the Cushing officer alleged, “I observed Thompson walked up next to the driver side and attempt to open both driver side doors. After being unsuccessful, Thompson is seen walking to the shed and sitting down in the back yard.”
According to Payne County court records, Thompson had been given three concurrent five-year suspended sentences in 2004 on two counts of assault and battery on a Cushing police officer and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon on the condition that he participate in Drug Court, but his probationary sentences were revoked in 2008 to five years in prison — with the balance suspended on completion of the Bill Johnson Drug Offender Work Camp.
In 2007, Thompson had been given two concurrent 12-year suspended sentences for assault and battery on a Cushing police officer and attempted first-degree burglary with the condition of participation in Drug Court, but they were also revoked in 2008 to five years in prison — with the balance suspended on completion of the Bill Johnson Drug Offender Work Camp.
In 2014, Thompson had given a one-year jail term for unauthorized use and molesting a vehicle, as well as breaking and entering in Cushing, court records show.
In 2016, Thompson had been given two concurrent 10-year suspended sentences except 274 days in jail for possessing methamphetamine in Cushing and also for having marijuana in jail, both in 2015. In 2020, Thompson was found in violation of his probation in his methamphetamine case and given a one-year jail term, court records show.