(Stillwater, Okla.) – A former Cushing man who admitted possessing a stolen truck in Cushing — that was taken from R.K. Oilfield Services of Ponca City — has been ordered to pay $3,700 restitution as a condition of a five-year deferred sentence requiring him to perform 50 hours of community service within nine months and pay a $500 fine, along with the cost of his incarceration.
Logan Drake Leon Ramsey, 22, who reportedly now lives in Sand Springs, pleaded guilty Friday to that felony charge in Payne County, as well as a misdemeanor count of stealing most of the clothes in a woman’s closet in Cushing in June 2014, for which he was ordered to pay restitution if determined.
In the felony case, Cushing Police Officer Matt Piatt said that on Aug. 17, 2014, he was advised by off-duty Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Nack about an anonymous tip regarding a possibly stolen white GMC truck without a license tag being in the area of Greenlee and Highland Streets, an affidavit said.
When the Cushing officer went to the area, he found a white GMC truck without a license plate located behind a residence in the 1000 block of E. Greenlee Street, according to Piatt’s affidavit.
“The VIN was removed from the dash. I also noticed the steering column was dismantled and the key switch had been broken so it could be started with a screwdriver. I then raised the hood that was already opened to obtain the VIN and saw the VIN plate that should be on the dash.
“The VIN plate was sitting on the air breather box on the driver’s side of the engine compartment. I then confirmed the vehicle was stolen from Ponca City, R.K. Oilfield Services,” Piatt wrote in his affidavit.
When the officer talked to the homeowner, “he stated the vehicle belonged to Logan Ramsey,” and that he helped Ramsey move the vehicle to his house to work on it,” the affidavit said.
The homeowner said “Ramsey told him he was purchasing the vehicle from his brother-in-law for $4,000,” the affidavit said. According to Creek County court records, a month after the Cushing incident, Ramsey was charged with possessing a stolen vehicle in Drumright, to which he pleaded guilty.
In that Creek County case, Ramsey was placed on five years’ probation under a deferred sentence in October 2014, with an order to pay $1,000 in fines and assessments, court records show.
Five months later, Ramsey was charged with concealing stolen property in Drumright, to which he pleaded guilty. In May, Ramsey was placed on five years’ probation with an order to complete the Creek County Drug Court program. On June 5, Ramsey failed to appear in court there since he was in the Payne County Jail. A bench warrant was taken under advisement until June 18, court records show.
Also, Ramsey was charged in Osage County in January with possession of a stolen vehicle, to which he pleaded guilty in May. Ramsey was placed on five years’ probation in Osage County with an order to complete the Creek County Drug Court program, court records show.