(Stillwater, Okla.) -- Three members of a rural Agra family have been charged together with breaking into a building in the 10000 block of S. Perkins Road in a July 25 incident investigated by the Payne County Sheriff's Office after a call from a rural Perkins woman.
The defendants, Oren Odell Harkey, 55, his daughter, Sheyenne Jude James, 21, and her husband, Issac Leon Hickman, 19, could each receive a seven-year prison term if convicted of second-degree burglary.
All three family members were released from the Payne County Jail on $5,000 bond each pending their arraignments this week.
Payne County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Myers wrote in an affidavit that at about 9 a.m. on July 25, he made contact with a Perkins woman and her husband in the 10000 block of S. Perkins Road regarding a report that people were stealing property at that location.
The woman, who had called the Sheriff's Office, pointed to a pickup parked near the northeast corner of the residence, the affidavit said.
The deputy then contacted Hickman and James, who were standing in front of a green Ford pickup loaded with scrap metal and other items, the affidavit said.
"I asked Issac what was going on. Issac said they were loading up scrap metal. I asked Issac if he had permission to load up the scrap and he said 'no.' I asked Issac if he knew who lived here and he said 'no,'" the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
When the deputy asked who the woman standing next to him was, Hickman identified James as his wife, the affidavit said.
The husband of the Perkins woman, who had called the Sheriff's Office, then came over to the rear of the pickup and said, "Where did the other guy go?" according to the affidavit.
He told the deputy, "There was another man who was just right over there when you pulled up," and pointed to the west of the pickup, before adding, "He must have left walking west when he saw you," the affidavit alleged. He described that suspect as "a skinny older man with no shirt," the affidavit said.
When the deputy asked the woman who else was out there with them, James started crying and said it was her father, but gave a false name for him, the affidavit alleged.
"I then placed both Issac and Sheyenne in handcuffs. I had both of them sit on the ground near the back of the pickup," while he looked for the other man, the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
"It was later determined that Sheyenne gave me a false name. Her dad's name is Oren Harkey," the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
Her husband told another deputy that the man's first name was spelled Brian, the affidavit alleged.
For their alleged acts of giving false information, the couple were each charged with an additional count of obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of a one-year jail term on conviction.
"Other deputies arrived on scene and were advised to search for the shirtless man," the affidavit said.
"During my interview with Issac and Sheyenne, it was discovered that they all made entry into outbuildings and an attached carport to gather scrap metal and other items," the deputy alleged in his affidavit.