Police give guilty pleasA former sheriff and undersheriff pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement by an officer and conspiracy after McIntosh County Associate District Judge Jim Pratt refused to accept their plea agreements. Former McIntosh County Sheriff Terry Alan Jones, 36, and former Undersheriff Mykol Travis Brookshire, 38, admitted to splitting $5,000 taken from a motorist during a traffic stop. Jones was sentenced to 14 years on the two counts, Brookshire 13 years. MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE McALESTER
Abuse case hearing setA preliminary hearing for convicted child rapist David Harold Earls, 65, will start Jan. 13 before District Judge George Butner. Earls was indicted by a grand jury and is charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child younger than 16. Earls pleaded no contest in May to first-degree rape and forcible sodomy of a 4-year-old girl. SONYA COLBERG, STAFF WRITER OKLAHOMA CITY
None injured in line breakA power line broke free Tuesday morning and damaged several vehicles on Interstate 44 near Western Avenue. No injuries were reported in the incident. MATT DINGER, STAFF WRITER ALTUS
Woman will stand trialA Jackson County judge has ordered an Altus woman to stand trial in the May shooting death of a man during a robbery. After a preliminary hearing on Monday, District Judge Brad Leverett ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold 34-year-old Michelle Calvert. Calvert is accused of helping arrange the robbery and shooting of 34-year-old Hai Phan in Altus. Four co-defendants in the case were ordered to trial earlier this month. ASSOCIATED PRESS
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