By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 20-year-old Cushing man accused of committing six burglaries within two months’ time has been jailed on $25,000 bail pending his arraignment today on his two latest charges, which were filed last week.
Brandon Windell Hill was arrested Friday and could face as much as a 32-year prison term if convicted of all of his burglary counts, court records show.
A Cushing woman reported at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 29 that items valued at $4,799 were stolen from her husband’s truck parked in the 1300 block of S. Highland, according to an affidavit from Cushing Police Officer Garvis Scott Thomas.
Her husband said “the suspect also got into his wife’s vehicle, but nothing was missing from it,” the affidavit said.
Surveillance footage showed “a male with a backpack looking through the (wife’s) vehicle,” the affidavit said.
“The male looked up and I recognized the male from previous contacts as Brandon Hill,” who in the video was holding a purse, the Cushing officer alleged in his affidavit.
“It should be noted that Sgt. Jack Ford took another larceny from vehicle report in the general area of this location where a purse was stolen out of the vehicle,” the affidavit said.
The Cushing officer attempted to make contact with Hill at a residence on Fourth Street where he was unable to locate anyone, the affidavit said.
Hill had already been charged with breaking into three vehicles in Cushing, a Nissan on Aug. 12, a truck on Aug. 13, and another truck on Aug. 14, court records show.
In that three-count burglary case, Hill was not arrested, but instead sent a letter to appear in court by Sept. 18 for arraignment, court records show.
In an earlier burglary of a building on July 4 in the 700 block of E. 3rd in Cushing, Hill had been freed on a personal recognizance bond after pleading guilty on Aug. 6 before Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler, who scheduled his sentencing for Feb. 4, 2020, after the Department of Corrections prepared a Youthful Offender Accountability Plan, court records show.
DOC Probation Officer Jason Nixon subsequently recommended in a report to the judge that Hill be sent to the Regimented Inmate Discipline (RID) boot camp program for young adults, due to his having additional burglary charges in Payne County, court records show.