By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A former Drumright man with a ninth grade education has pleaded guilty to felony charges of unauthorized use of two trucks, as well as multiple drug and property misdemeanor charges — all of which he has been scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 5.

Jared Daniel Samone Mick, 23, who had been jailed since his latest arrest on Oct. 1, listed a Stillwater address when he was released last week on a personal recognizance bond by Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler with an order to report to the Payne County Drug Court program immediately.

In his Oct. 1 case, two officers were sent to a mobile home park about 2 pm on a report that a 2008 Toyota Tacoma truck stolen that day from an OSU student was spotted there, Stillwater Police Officer Damian Neiswanger wrote in an affidavit.

“I observed a male sitting in the driver’s seat digging around. The male looked up at me and started to get out of the vehicle. I told the male to stop and stay where he was. The male began to look around nervously and I asked him if the truck was his. The male paused for a second and did not answer me,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.

“I asked Jared where he got the truck. He stared at the ground and would not answer me,” before eventually saying he got it from another man, the officer wrote in his affidavit. “I told Jared that I did not completely believe his story,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.

After the truck was verified as the one stolen from the OSU student, “I noticed on the driver’s seat of the truck there was a wallet that belonged to Jared. I located cards belonging to Jared, and multiple cards that did not belong to him. I was looking through Jared’s wallet, and I located eight bank cards, a social security card, and two checks that did not belong to him,” all of which were seized as evidence, the officer wrote in his affidavit.

“At this time, Jared said that he had a needle on his person. Det. Moore pulled a syringe out of the pocket of Jared’s hoodie. Inside was a clear liquid, which I believed to be methamphetamine,” that later tested positive as the drug, the officer wrote in his affidavit.

“Det. Moore said that while interviewing Jared, he admitted to stealing the Toyota, and was involved in other incidents where vehicles were stolen,” the affidavit said.

In that Oct. 1 case, Mick was originally charged with larceny of the truck, but the case was reduced to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle before he pleaded guilty to that felony count, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of methamphetamine and a syringe with residue, court records show.

Mick also pleaded guilty last week to unauthorized use of a 2015 Ford truck on April 23 in Stillwater in a case in which Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Nack located it tucked into some trees and covered with cedar branches, Stillwater Police Officer Shawn Millermon wrote in another affidavit.

“While processing the vehicle, we located three items that we confirmed did not belong to the victim,” a ball cap, an energy drink, and a lottery ticket, the affidavit said.

“Mick stated that even though he knew the vehicle was stolen, he continued to drive it around for several hours before returning it.” to another man, from whom he claimed he had received it, the affidavit said.