By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man pleaded guilty Friday to breaking into a house in the 800 block of E. Cherry Street from which a safe containing jewelry was stolen and burglarizing a pickup truck at the Pipeline Crossroads Clinic where a diaper bag was taken, both on Jan. 15 in Cushing.
Curtis Jackson Mosley Jr., 21, whose surname has been spelled on some court documents as Mosely, was released Friday from the Payne County Jail on a personal recognizance bond under the Delayed Sentencing Act for Young Offenders. Mosley was ordered to return to court on Feb. 14, 2020, for sentencing by District Judge Phillip Corley.
Mosley, who has an eleventh grade education according to his written guilty plea, was arrested on Jan. 16 at Little Avenue and Cherry Street in Cushing by Cushing Police Officer Matthew Hensley, court records show.
The Cushing officer had been sent to a house in the 800 block of E. Cherry Street at 4:47 p.m. on Jan. 15 on a burglary call, his affidavit said.
The homeowner said that his black Sentry Safe was missing that had about $10,000 in diamonds and miscellaneous family jewelry, extra checks from his banks, three I phones, about $150 in silver coins and dollars, and spare keys to his house and rent house, the affidavit said.
“He further stated he observed a black and blue diaper backpack that was outside on his back steps and did not belong to him,” the affidavit said.
“Inside the diaper bag, I discovered numerous baby bottles, a bottle of water, diapers, changing pad, baby spoon and fork,” as well as medication prescribed to a woman, the Cushing officer wrote in his affidavit. When the officer went to a house in the 600 block of E. Cherry Street, a man said “they went to the Pipeline Clinic in Cushing to take their sick child to the doctor,” the affidavit said.
Security camera footage at the Cushing hospital verified that the couple had arrived in a silver Chevrolet at the Pipeline Crossroads Clinic at 2:51 p.m., the affidavit said.
“I continued observing the surveillance video and in the video I observed a male, later identified as Curtis Mosley, walk inside HHC (the Cushing hospital) and walk out. Mosley then walked through the parking lot and proceeded westbound until he got to where the parking lot opened up in between a house and a building.
“Mosley then went northbound and walked towards parked vehicles at Pipeline Crossroads Clinic, located at 1002 E. Cherry Street and took the black diaper bag out of their pickup truck,” the Cushing officer wrote in his affidavit.
“I then printed two still shots of Mosley. I alerted Sgt. Piatt and MPO Haywood to be on the lookout for this individual,” the Cushing officer wrote in his affidavit.
After Sgt. Piatt spotted Mosley in the 400 block of E. Cherry Street, “I asked Mosley his name and he took off running east to Little Avenue and then south on Little Avenue, before he was apprehended after a brief foot chase, the Cushing officer wrote in his affidavit.
“I asked Mosley to identify the male in my still shot photographs I retrieved from the video surveillance from HHC,” the Cushing hospital, the officer wrote in his affidavit.
“Mosley positively identified himself. I asked him ‘who is this in these pictures,’ and he stated ‘me,'” the Cushing officer wrote in his affidavit.
When Mosley was questioned, “He stated that he took the bag out of the truck by the hospital and walked westbound down Cherry Street,” where he decided to break into the house in the 800 block, the affidavit said.
“Once inside, Mosley stated he went to the bathroom and then the north bedroom and then the south bedroom. He further stated once he made it to the south bedroom, he spotted a Sentry safe and took it and left the residence. Mosley stated he carried the safe to the abandoned house next to the house that we caught him at. Mosley further stated that he was in the hospital and the pictures from the video surveillance were of him,” the affidavit said.
Mosley said he walked down the alley with the safe, went inside an abandoned house and used a hammer to open the safe from which he took coins to a store to cash them, got $100, and $100 from pawning rings, the affidavit said.
“Mosley stated ‘all I want to do is get the stuff back to the guy.’ Mosley further stated ‘this is not me, this is not what I do,'” the affidavit said.
The homeowner “first identified the safe and then positively identified all other items,” that were recovered, the affidavit said.
“I asked if anything was missing and he stated about eight rings were missing. I advised (him) that there were still seven rings at Mike’s Cash and Pawn,” that had been pawned by a woman, the Cushing officer wrote in his affidavit.
At the pawn shop, “Mike presented the seven gold rings,” to the homeowner, who said that he was still missing one ring covered in diamonds that was worth about $6,000, the affidavit said.
The homeowner “advised he wanted to press criminal charges due to the one ring still missing and his safe being destroyed,” the affidavit said.