Judge agrees to release Edmond man accused of threatening another judge, two attorneys

Christopher A. Durham, 42, of Edmond, was being held without bail on the misdemeanor charge.
by Tim Willert Modified: February 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm •  Published: February 2, 2013

Klingenberg was appointed by McGuire to assist with the sale of the home Durham shared with his ex-wife and two children.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Durham was distraught after learning his court case was “a lost cause.” He told his attorney that McGuire, Daniel and Klingenberg “do not realize what he is capable of and need to be careful,” a deputy sheriff reported.

Durham's attorney at the time told investigators Durham said he was “capable of doing all kinds of things and is capable of doing things along the line of what just happened in Newton, Conn.,” according to the affidavit.

Outside of court, Durham denied making any references to the school shootings.

“The charges are completely false, and I am confident I will be exonerated,” he said as he was led away in handcuffs and jail clothes.

Assistant Public Defender Tim Wilson, who is representing Durham in the criminal case, said his client took exception to the way Klingenberg was handling the sale of the house.

Durham was accused of interfering with the sale and pleaded guilty Dec. 19 after being cited for contempt, court records show.

He was jailed on a $50,000 cash bond, but another judge lowered that amount to $10,000 on Thursday, court records show.

Unless Durham can raise $10,000 or the judge modifies the bond amount, he will remain in jail, attorneys said.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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