By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man on probation for multiple burglaries has been jailed on $35,000 bail on a charge of breaking into a neighbor’s rural residence and possessing methamphetamine.

Connor Pete Prickett, 26, could be given a prison term of six years to life if convicted of second-degree burglary after five prior felony convictions. Prickett could be given a one-year jail term if convicted of possessing methamphetamine.

Prickett’s security system video, which was examined on a search warrant obtained by Payne County Sheriff’s Investigator Brandon Myers, was allegedly instrumental in identifying him as the burglar of his neighbor’s home, according to an affidavit by Deputy Justin Henninger.

When the deputy went to Prickett’s rural residence on Feb. 14, “I told Connor that I had received the video from the incident on Feb. 11. Connor told me that he knows that it looks bad,” Henninger wrote in his affidavit.

“Investigator Myers showed Connor a video of him entering the east side of the door of his residence with the stolen property,” the affidavit alleged.

On Feb. 11, Prickett’s neighbor’s home had been burglarized after he left at 7:30 a.m. to work out, the affidavit said.

A backpack, his wedding ring, an iPad mini 3, a MacBook Pro, a leather portfolio, a MacBook Air, a black camera with equipment, and a small camo bag containing shotgun shells were all stolen, the affidavit said.

Since the two computers and iPad were connected to the victim’s cell phone, he was able to track down last locations of them, the affidavit said.

“He showed me where both MacBooks were showing in the dumpster area of the neighborhood, which is on the east end by the highway. The iPad showed to be at the north end of his neighbor’s trailer house,” which was Prickett’s residence, the affidavit alleged.

When Prickett’s home was searched on a warrant, the deputy found a leather portfolio and a gray laptop case, which the victim identified as his own, under a bedroom mattress, the affidavit alleged.

“On the south wall, I observed a TV sitting on the dresser, which had security system pointing at the victim’s residence,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

In the bathroom, a soft case was found that had three syringes, one of which field-tested as positive for methamphetamine, and a small baggy containing a small rock-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, the affidavit alleged.

According to Payne County court records, Prickett had been previously convicted of:

* second-degree burglary in Perkins in 2019, for which he was given a nine-month jail term followed by four years and three months of probation;

* second-degree burglary in Stillwater in 2017, for which he was given a six-month jail term followed by four and one-half years of probation;

* grand larceny in 2016, for which he was given a concurrent six-month jail term followed by four and one-half years of probation;

* second-degree burglary in Perkins in 2016, for which he was given a concurrent six-month jail term followed by four and one-half years of probation;

* false pawn declaration in Perkins in 2014, for which he was given three years of probation.

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