(Stillwater, Okla.) – An ex-convict from Tulsa has been ordered to appear in Payne County District Court Thursday on a felony charge accusing him of possessing burglary tools in Cushing after having been convicted of two burglaries in Tulsa County.
Aaron Michael Stone, 28, remains free on a personal recognizance bond, court records show.
Stone was arrested by Cushing Police Officer Jerrod Livergood in the 800 block of E. Main Street in Cushing at 7:21 a.m. on Feb. 7, court records show.
“At 6:19 a.m., Sgt. Piatt advised he observed an individual wearing dark clothing wearing a backpack run from the south alley of the 1000 block of E. Main running to the north,” the Cushing officer wrote in an affidavit.
When Livergood responded to the area, “The individual was standing close to some vehicles at Mufflers, Brakes, Etc., and started walking westbound on the south side of the road,” but he did not have a backpack, the affidavit said.
In front of Coop’s Lube and Tire at 803 E. Main in Cushing, “I asked Stone where he put his backpack and he advised that he left it at his house. I asked what he had in his bag and he advised it was just tools.
“I requested other officers to search the area around Mufflers, Brakes, Etc.,” Livergood wrote in his affidavit.
“At 6:25 a.m., MPO Sappington advised that he located a black and grey backpack next to a vehicle at Mufflers, Brakes, Etc.,” that the Cushing officer brought to Livergood’s location, the affidavit said.
“I showed the backpack to Stone and he advised it was not his. The backpack contained multiple tools that included bolt cutters, hacksaw, a glass punch and a glass cutter,” located just past a hole in the fence next to a vehicle, Livergood wrote in his affidavit.
“Stone initially denied the backpack was his. Stone then said that it was his backpack, but he wasn’t doing anything wrong.
“Stone said that he was arguing with his girlfriend and he left the house with everything that he owned.
“I asked Stone where he got the bolt cutters and he advised he bought them at Lowe’s a couple weeks ago and that they have never been used.
“Stone said that the hacksaw in the bag was in there because he used it to fix his kitchen sink.
“Stone said the screwdriver he had, so he always has extra tools.
“I pointed at the red glass cutter and he advised that he didn’t know what it was.
“Stone said that he even had condoms in the side pocket of the backpack,” where four were located, Livergood wrote in his affidavit.
According to state Department of Corrections records, Stone was originally ordered into Drug Court in Tulsa County in 2011 for two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of possessing stolen property.
After Stone was terminated from Drug Court in 2013, he was given two concurrent five-year prison terms for second-degree burglary and two concurrent four-year prison terms for possessing stolen property, DOC records show.
Stone apparently served about one and one-half years in prison before he was released in October 2015, DOC records show.
If convicted of the felony charge of possessing burglary tools in Payne County after two convictions for second-degree burglary in Tulsa County, Stone could be given a two-year prison term and a $10,000 fine, court records show.