(Stillwater) — A Stillwater man who had been sought for two weeks on a felony charge alleging that he stole a trailer from a Cushing business was arrested Monday.
Edward Eugene Parrett Jr., 47, whose bond was set at $5,000, remained in the Payne County Jail on Tuesday, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Parrett had worked for 11 years at the Oklahoma State University Student Union until he was fired last August, court records show.
About six months ago, he was placed on five years’ probation with an order to pay $4,397 restitution for passing bogus checks last year in Payne County, court records show.
In a probation violation report filed Monday, Department of Corrections Community Sentencing Specialist Dee Miller said that Parrett had not reported for supervision in the past 30 days. She recommended that he serve a 15-day jail sanction pending the outcome of his latest charge.
If convicted of grand larceny of a 2009 16′ Parker trailer valued at $1,600 that belonged to R & M Race Trailers in Cushing, Parrett could be given a five-year prison term and a $5,000 fine, court records show.
Cushing Police Officer Matthew Piatt was sent to the Main Street business about 11 a.m. July 18 on a report of a trailer theft, according to his affidavit.
Owner Richard Moline said he had left about 9:15 a.m. to get breakfast at a fast-food restaurant and then returned to his business to a waiting customer, the affidavit said.
About an hour later, he noticed that he was missing a 2009 16-foot Parker trailer valued at $1,600, the affidavit said.
The officer viewed surveillance video from both Continental Concrete, which was pointed at the R & M Race Trailer lot, and R & M Trailers, the affidavit sad.
“The videos showed a white Chevolet pickup pulling into the R & M lot, and the driver, a white heavyset male subject wearing red clothing, exit the vehicle.
“The driver then returns to the vehicle and leaves the lot pulling the missing trailer,” the affidavit alleged.
“R & M owner Richard Moline said the driver was in the lot the previous day, but didn’t purchase anything,” the affidavit said.
“Moline noticed several bags in the rear of the vehicle that were traced to Walmart located in Cushing.
“The loss prevention officer, Kyle Henry, provided video of the same suspect on the same day wearing the same clothing and driving the same vehicle returning several items without a receipt,” the affidavit said.
The Cushing police officer was able to obtain a receipt that had a driver’s license number and signature matching the name on the driver’s license, the affidavit said.
“The clerk that gave the return to Parrett also identified him by photo as the person she received the Oklahoma license from and as the individual who signed the receipt,” the affidavit said.