By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A former Stillwater man and a teenaged girl, who lives with him in Tucson, Arizona, have been charged with drug and gun offenses following their arrests by Stillwater police on March 31.
Darren Burns Harmon, 32, was arraigned Thursday from the Payne County Jail where he was being held on $100,000 bail on charges of possessing a chamber-loaded Ruger 9 mm handgun after a prior felony conviction, and having heroin along with drug paraphernalia.
Kira Jean Jones, 19, was also arraigned Thursday from the Payne County Jail where she was being held on $50,000 bail on charges of possessing the drugs, black tar heroin and oxycodone with the intent to distribute, and having a Raven Arms .25 caliber handgun during the commission of a drug crime.
The pair were ordered to appear in court on Monday when they can seek a preliminary hearing on their felony charges.
At the time of his March 31 arrest, Harmon was already on probation for stealing a Stillwater man’s set of wedding rings worth $3,584 and then pointing a pistol at him in 2017, court records show. When Harmon pleaded guilty to both charges in 2018, he was given a five-year suspended sentence for the theft and an eight-year suspended sentence for pointing a gun at the ring owner.
Harmon was ordered to pay restitution, have a substance abuse evaluation and undergo random drug tests as conditions of his probation, which a Payne County judge ruled he violated before revoking his sentence to 90 days in jail in 2019.
According to court records, Harmon had violated his probation by testing positive for amphetamines on Dec. 7, 2018, failing to report to his probation officer in Arizona where he had been allowed to transfer his Payne County case, failing to provide his current address, place of employment and phone number to his probation officer, and failing to pay restitution and other assessments.
A report from his probation officer in Arizona said that Harmon told him on Jan. 19, 2019, he had moved out of his mother’s house and was staying with friends. But when the probation officer in Arizona spoke with Harmon’s mother, “she indicated she had kicked him out of her house because of drug usage,” court records show.
If convicted of his new Payne County charges, Harmon could be incarcerated for as long as 12 years. If convicted of her Payne County charges, Jones could be incarcerated for as long as 17 years, court records show.