(Stillwater, Okla.) – A 22-year-old Tulsa man has been given a one-year jail term, followed by nine years of probation with extensive conditions, for the armed robbery with two unknown males of an Oklahoma State University student of money and Nike shoes in his room at IBA Hall in 2015.
When Calvin Ward pleaded guilty, a second count of robbing the 19-year-old victim’s roommate was dismissed by the prosecution, court records show.
At his sentencing last week, Ward was ordered by District Judge Phillip Corley to pay $800 in restitution plus the cost of his incarceration along with $1,460 in other assessments, as well as to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and random drug tests.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2015, a 19-year-old student said that he had received a text message from Ward asking for his money, according to an affidavit by OSU Police Officer Michael Galbraith.
The student said he “advised Calvin Ward he could come to his room and get the $10 he owed him,” the affidavit said.
“Mr. Ward replied back he would be there in 10 minutes,” the affidavit said.
Ten to 15 minutes later, after hearing a knock, the student “went to the door and looked through the peep hole and recognized the person at the door to be Calvin Ward,” the affidavit said.
When the student opened the door, Ward along with two unknown males with guns rushed into the room, the affidavit said.
The student, who backed up and put his hands up, said “Calvin Ward asked where the money was,” the affidavit said.
The student said “his money wasn’t worth his life, so he gave Calvin Ward his wallet that contained $600 cash,” the affidavit said.
The student said that one of the males “pointed his gun directly at him,” the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, the student said one of the unknown males also took $75 out of his roommate’s wallet. That armed robbery count was dropped against Ward, court records show.
The student “provided me with a copy of the text messages between him and Calvin Ward,” the OSU officer wrote in his affidavit.
“In one of the text messages from Calvin Ward, it states ‘its on I got a pistol now…if I see u IMA pop u on my dead brother,’” the affidavit alleged.