(Stillwater) — A Yale man has been jailed on $10,000 bond on charges of fraudulently obtaining $1,159 in merchandise from Napa Auto Parts in Cushing and possessing a .22-caliber rifle after being convicted of escape in Ocala, Florida, in 2003.
    Myron Arthur Grant, 29, has been ordered to appear in court Friday for arraignment on both felonies that were filed last week.
    If convicted in both cases, Grant could be given as much as a 20-year prison term and a $5,000 fine, court records show.
    Napa Auto Parts employee Bruce Lair reported on Oct. 2 to Cushing police that a man, later identified as Grant, “has been fraudulently purchasing items from Napa under the Cushing Truss Plant name,” Cushing Police Officer Justin Sappington alleged in an affidavit.
    “Lair stated that some of the things that he was purchasing were unusual for the Cushing Truss Plant. Lair stated that he called the owner, Harry Sneed, and asked if the purchases were authorized.
    “Lair stated that Sneed did not authorize the purchases. Lair handed me a sales receipt and a surveillance image of Grant,” who, he said, was charging the unauthorized merchandise to Cushing Truss Plant,” the affidavit alleged.
    Sneed later came to the Cushing Police Department and identified the man in Napa’s surveillance image as Grant, who he said had been fired from Cushing Truss Plant about two months ago, the affidavit alleged.
    The Cushing officer said he was unsuccessful in his attempts to find a contact number or address for Grant, who was subsequently arrested on an unrelated weapons charge on Oct. 16 by Master Patrol Officer Bill McCarty.
    Following his arrest, Grant agreed to talk to Sappington and “admitted to purchasing items on the Cushing Truss Plant account at Napa Auto Parts under the false name of ‘John Townsend,"” between Aug. 18 and Oct. 2, the affidavit alleged.
    Grant claimed that a relative had “threatened the lives of his chiildren and made him purchase all these items,” the affidavit alleged.