(Stillwater) — An ex-convict from Tulsa who admitted taking a Cushing woman’s Jeep was placed on five years’ probation this week with an order to pay $3,500 restitution and a $100 fine, along with enrolling in and successfully completing the Tulsa County Drug Court program.
    The Jeep was found the following morning in Pawnee County where it was involved in an accident, Cushing Police Officer Bill McCarty wrote in an affidavit.
    As part of a plea bargain in the Payne County case approved Monday, the five-year probationary sentence for Benjamin Dover, 27, will run concurrently to a 2009 Tulsa County burglary case for which he was ordered into Tulsa County Drug Court last month, court records show.
    Dover previously spent about two years in prison for a 2001 Tulsa County burglary after his probation was revoked in 2003, court records show.
    While incarcerated, Dover was convicted of carrying drugs into a penal institution in Tulsa County and given a three-year prison term, which he discharged in November 2006, state Department of Corrections records show.
    In his Cushing case, the victim, Sarah Fadling, told police that on May 17, 2008, she was in Sapulpa when she got a call from Dover — then drove to Sand Springs to pick him up and bring him back to Cushing, according to McCarty’s affidavit.
    She said that when she got up the next morning, Dover and her Jeep were gone from her residence in the 900 block of East Walnut Street, the affidavit said.
    Fadling said that Dover did not have permission to take her vehicle, the affidavit said.
    On a restitution form, Fadling listed her loss as $3,500 for her car along with clothes, jewelry, DVDs, guns and tools, court records show.
    Dover pleaded guilty Monday to unauthorized use of a vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.