(Stillwater) — A Cushing teenager has pleaded guilty to possessing a pickup that was stolen from Ausbrooks Auto, attempting to elude a Cushing police officer and driving without a license.
Benjamin Andrew Littlesun, 19, who had been jailed on $10,000 bail since his arrest, was released on a personal recognizance bond on Feb. 6 and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service by his Aug. 7 sentencing date.
Littlesun was committed to the Delayed Sentencing Program by District Judge Donald Worthington, who ordered the state Department of Corrections to prepare its Specialized Youthful Accountability Plan.
Littlesun and his passenger, James Dylan Gonzales, 21, of Pawnee, were arrested at 3:33 a.m. Jan. 13 at 2601 N. Linwood Avenue by Cushing Police Officer Matthew Piatt, a police affidavit said.
The officer was on patrol eastbound in the 1300 block of Main Street when he saw a white Chevolet extended cab truck matching the description of a vehicle stolen from Ausbrooks Auto on Jan. 12, a police affidavit said.
After the officer initated his emergency lights, the vehicle began to increase speed and continued northbound on Linwood Avenue, the affidavit said.
The officer continued to follow the vehicle until it pulled into the parking entrance of the Deep Rock School located at 2601 N. Linwood Avenue, the affidavit said.
“I then held the driver, Littlesun, and passenger at gunpoint until Officer Evans arrived. The passenger, identified as James Dylan Gonzales by self-admission, was then removed from the vehicle and placed facedown on the ground and restrained in handcuffs by Officer Evans,” Piatt wrote in his affidavit.
Gonzales, who appeared to have slurred speech and an odor associated with alcohol and marijuana according to the affidavit, was not charged with possessing the stolen pickup.
“I removed Littlesun from behind the driver’s wheel and placed him face down on the ground,” before handcuffing and searching him, Piatt wrote in his affidavit
At 4 a.m. the vehicle was released to David Feeback, manager of Ausbrooks Auto, the affidavit said.
Littlesun and Gonzales were transported to the Cushing city jail, the affidavit said.
Although Gonzales was not charged with possessing that stolen pickup, he had already been charged in December with possessing a vehicle stolen in Pawnee, obstructing a Cushing police officer, leaving the scene of an accident involving damage in Cushing and driving without a license, all in Payne County.
Gonzales has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and been ordered to appear Feb. 27 for his trial court arraignment before Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler. He remains free on $7,500 bail, court records show.