By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man — on probation for seven property crimes and methamphetamine possession — was charged today with committing one count of third-degree burglary and three counts of attempted third-degree burglary in Cushing on Sunday — a year after he was released from the state’s Regimented Inmate Discipline (RID) prison boot camp program to probation.

Justin Taylor Cress, 21, was being held in the Payne County Jail today pending his arraignment Tuesday when his bail was expected to be set on his new charges.

According to Payne County court records, District Judge Phillip Corley had ordered Cress into the RID program in June of 2018 on his guilty pleas to:

* concealing a stolen bank debit card in Cushing on March 26, 2018;

* possessing methamphetamine in Cushing on May 17, 2018;

* possessing a stolen 2004 Ford Explorer and the owner’s laptop computer in Cushing on May 5, 2018;

* breaking into four vehicles in the 1000 block of E. Cherry, the 700 block of E. Broadway, the 500 block of S. Harrison, and the 400 block of E. Cherry, all in Cushing on May 22, 2018, when he also possessed methamphetamine.

After Cress completed the RID program in prison in March of 2019, the judge placed him on six years of probation on his felony charges and one year of probation on his misdemeanor charges with an order to comply with the methamphetamine registration act, undergo random drug testing and show proof of employment or full-time student status, along with paying total costs of $6,347 at the rate of $74 per month, court records show.

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