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
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A judge agreed Friday to remove a no-bail hold against a man accused of threatening another judge and two attorneys during a contentious domestic case.

But Christopher Arthur Durham, of Edmond, will stay in the Oklahoma County jail until he can raise a $10,000 cash bond required to gain his freedom in a related case.

Oklahoma County District Judge Donald L. Deason agreed to release Durham on his own recognizance with conditions that include a GPS monitor and instructions to stay away from those he's accused of threatening.

Durham, 42, is accused of threatening Oklahoma County Special Judge Lynne McGuire and attorneys Tom Daniel and Ken Klingenberg.

Durham was charged Monday with a misdemeanor in the case.

Deason said holding him without bail amounts to an “ongoing constitutional violation of the law.”

Prosecutors did not object to Durham's release.

“We had originally asked that he be detained without bond until such time as we could arrange for an evaluation and to consult with his lawyer and fashion a set of restrictions to both allow his release pending trial and protect the named victims and the public,” First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland said.

McGuire presided over Durham's divorce and Daniel represented Durham's wife.

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


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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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