(Stillwater) — A Pawnee man who was arrested in Cushing last year for possessing a Pawnee woman’s stolen car, obstructing a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident involving damage and driving without a license was charged Tuesday with possessing a pickup stolen from a Cushing car lot.
James Dylan Gonzales, 22, was apprehended last month after he failed to appear in Payne County District Court on Oct. 9 for sentencing in his first stolen vehicle case, court records show.
Gonzales, who remains in the Payne County Jail, now wants to withdraw his former guilty plea, to which the state objected on Oct. 23, court records show. Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler said that he would rule on the matter Nov. 13, court records show.
In his latest charge in Payne County, which was filed Tuesday, Gonzales is accused of possessing a 2002 Chevy 1500 pickup on Jan. 13 that had been stolen the previous day from Ausbrooks Auto in Cushing.
In his earlier case in Payne County that was filed last year, Gonzales was arrested in Cushing five hours after a car stolen in Pawnee was reported to police there on Dec. 7, according to an affidavit by Cushing Police Officer Adam Harp.
Gonzales fled the scene of an accident involving the stolen vehicle that morning in Cushing and gave a false name to police when he was later located at a Cushing residence, the affidavit said.
The owner of a 2000 Pontiac, Whitney Nuttle of Pawnee, spoke to Cushing police by phone about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and said that she last saw her car at about 3 a.m. that day, the affidavit said.
“Nuttle said that she turned off her Christmas lights and that the vehicle was still at her house. Nuttle said that she reported the vehicle stolen to the Pawnee Police Department around 11 a.m.,” that day, the affidavit said.
Nuttle said that she noticed that her spare key to the car was missing from her house, the affidavit said.
Nuttle told Cushing police that she believed James “JD” Gonzales took her vehicle, the affidavit said.
She said that she had not given him permission to use her vehicle, the affidavit said.
Gonzales appeared intoxicated when he was interviewed by the Cushing officer, the affidavit said.
Gonzales pleaded guilty in April to possession of the Pawnee woman’s stolen vehicle, obstructing an officer, leaving the scene of an accident involving damage and driving without a license, court records show.
He was then released from the Payne County Jail by the judge under the Delayed Sentencing Program for Youthful Offenders and ordered to return to court on Oct. 9 for sentencing, court records show. When he failed to do so, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest, court records show.
Gonzales now faces up to 12 years of incarceration and more than $11,000 in fines if convicted on all charges, court records show.