By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man on probation for multiple burglaries, who admitted breaking into a neighbor’s rural residence and possessing methamphetamine, has been given a five-year prison term followed by five years of probation.

Former Perkins resident Connor Pete Prickett, 27, who has a 10th grade education, was sentenced to prison last week for the burglary, by District Judge Phillip Corley in accordance with a plea bargain that included a $100 fine for drug possession, court records show.

Prickett’s security system video, which was examined on a search warrant obtained by Payne County Sheriff’s Investigator Brandon Myers, was 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 said.

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 Mac Books 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 said.

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 said.

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

Methamphetamine and syringes were found in Prickett’s bathroom, the affidavit said.

According to Payne County court records, Prickett had previously been convicted of two second-degree burglaries in Perkins in 2016 and 2019, for which he was given jail terms followed by about four years of probation. Prickett had also been given three years of probation for false pawn declaration in Perkins in 2014.

Prickett had also been convicted of grand larceny in 2016 and second-degree burglary in 2017 in Stillwater, for which he was given jail terms followed by four and one-half years of probation.