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ABATE of OKLAHOMA & DOWNED BIKERS ASSOCIATION

rev. 01/08/2021


Out of a great need, a movement was born. In 2017, a member of ABATE of Oklahoma was contacted by a concerned citizen inquiring if we could lend support to the family of a victim killed in a motorcycle crash. The young victim was hit and killed by a driver; the driver was facing criminal prosecution. Members of ABATE of Oklahoma and other community-minded riding associations wrote over 200 letters to the District Attorney requesting that justice be served, and the defendant not be allowed to negotiate a plea to lesser charges. We proudly and respectfully attended the pre-trial conference, subsequent change of plea hearing (where the defendant plead guilty to all charges) and the sentencing hearing. Since that time, the “Court Watch Oklahoma Team” has lent support to other families facing similar tragedies.


It is not our intention to influence the prosecution of a case; we want it to be known that the motorcycling community is watching cases involving the alleged negligent injury death of a motorcyclist.


The Court Watch Oklahoma Team is currently tracking the following court cases pending in Oklahoma. Criminal charges were filed, by the respective District Attorney, in cases where a driver is charged with causing serious injury or death to a motorcyclist. *


CASE NUMBER

COUNTY

CHARGES

NEXT COURT DATE

CF-2019-4202

Oklahoma County

Count 1: Manslaughter in the First Degree

Count 2: Causing an Accident Resulting in Great Bodily Injury While Driving Under the Influence

Pretrial Conference

01/20/2021 @ 9:00 AM

Oklahoma County Courthouse

Oklahoma City, OK

CF-2019-4935

Tulsa County

Count 1: Manslaughter, First Degree – Automobile

Count 2: Failure to Yield While Making a Left Turn

Count 3: No Valid Driver’s License

Count 4: Driving Under Suspension

Preliminary Hearing

01/21/2021 @ 9:00 AM

Tulsa County Courthouse

Tulsa, OK

CF-2020-0154

Canadian County

Count 1: Murder in the Second Degree

Count 2: Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Count 3: Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Defendant plead guilty to all charges on 12/18/2020

Sentencing

02/10/2021 @ 1:30 PM

Canadian County Courthouse

El Reno, OK

CF-2019-1882

Oklahoma County

Count 1: Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injury

Count 2: Causing an Accident While Driving a Vehicle Without a Valid Driver’s License

Plea Hearing

03/31/2021 @ 9:00 AM

Oklahoma County Courthouse

Oklahoma City, OK

 

The Court Watch Team has resumed tracking case CF-2018-011 in Tillman County. In July 2019, the defendant plead guilty to Count 1, Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident and Count 2, Negligent Homicide. The defendant caused the death of a motorcyclist by leaving the scene of the crash, with the motorcycle and the victim on fire. The defendant was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years with 2 years suspended sentence. Having served less than 18 months of his sentence, the defendant recently filed a motion to modify his sentence and be released from custody. The Court Watch Team has contacted the District Attorney in this case, strongly opposing the defendant’s early release from custody.

The Court Watch Oklahoma Team monitors court cases and communicates with the District Attorneys’ offices to let them know that the motorcycling community is watching and urging the District Attorney not to engage in plea negotiations to lesser charges.

For more information on the Court Watch Oklahoma Team please visit abateofoklahoma.org

If you know of a case pending in Oklahoma, which the Court Watch Oklahoma Team is not currently tracking, please contact courtwatchok@yahoo.com

*Any case mentioned in this statement is a matter of public record. All case information was obtained from OSCN.net. For more information on upcoming hearing dates, please search for the case number on OSCN.net.


*Any case mentioned in this statement is a matter of public record. All case information was obtained from oscn.net