By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man has been given a five-year prison term for burglarizing a relative’s apartment and shoplifting about $3,000 worth of items from Walmart on Perkins Road in Stillwater this year — while he was on felony probation for possessing drugs and stolen property.

After Cody William Strider, 26, said in court, “My drug addiction led to me doing things I’m not proud of,” District Judge Phillip Corley replied, “We did try to help you in Drug Court,” four and one-half years ago, and urged him to seek drug treatment in prison.

Strider was sentenced last week as part of a plea bargain with the prosecution after admitting he broke into a relative’s upstairs apartment from which tools and an I-pad were reportedly taken shortly after midnight on July 19. Strider also admitted stealing about $3,000 worth of equipment from the Walmart on Perkins Road on Sept. 16.

Strider was given two 30-day jail terms for shoplifting on two occasions and a year in jail for driving under suspension this year, all to run concurrently.

Strider’s probation was revoked concurrently in three felony cases — possessing methamphetamine and heroin in 2017, concealing stolen property in 2014, and possessing a forged instrument as well as drugs in 2012.