NORMAN — Cleveland County prosecutors say they will ask for a rehearing in front of a different judge on a motion that asks District Judge Tom Lucas to disqualify himself from hearing any of their cases. Lucas took less than a minute Thursday to deny the state’s motion for him to recuse, thwarting the prosecution’s plan to call witnesses in support of allegations that the judge is biased. “I’ve read the motion. Motion denied. Court is in recess,” Judge Tom Lucas said, before exiting a courtroom packed with spectators, most of them attorneys curious about the motion. Assistant District Attorney David Brockman said the state will ask for a rehearing in front of District Judge Lori Walkley. If she upholds Lucas’ ruling, the state then can file an appeal with the state Court of Criminal Appeals. The motion was filed under seal this week in a child molestation case against Randall David Arnold and asked that Lucas recuse from Arnold’s case specifically and all criminal cases in general in which District Attorney Greg Mashburn or his staff are involved. The motion accuses Lucas of being prejudiced against prosecutors because of an active child molestation case involving a member of Lucas’ family. No charges have been filed in that case, but it was referred to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation about July. Since that time, prosecutors allege Lucas has made derogatory comments about them, failed to cooperate in the investigation involving a family member of his and ruled against them contrary to evidence in a first-degree murder case involving the death of a child. In February, Lucas suspended all but 17 years of a life sentence for Jonathan Trask, 28, who was convicted in 2008 in the beating death of his 6-month-old daughter. The judge initially sentenced Trask to life in prison based on a recommendation from the jury that convicted him. At the time, Mashburn expressed anger over what he called the judge’s “reversal” and said he had never heard of a judge substituting his judgment for a jury’s decision. Mashburn was not in court Thursday. After the brief hearing, Brockman said he couldn’t comment since the motion was sealed, but added: “We are just doing what we think we have to do to protect the people of Cleveland County.” Arnold’s attorney, Elton Jenkins, said the motion had little to do with the case against his client. “They were just using it as a way to argue for the judge’s disqualification in all cases,” Jenkins said. The law requires that a judge recuse on a case-by-case basis, he said. “I don’t see a basis for the motion,” he said.