(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Cushing man accused of stealing a truck in Yale was arrested Wednesday in El Reno and remains in the Payne County Jail on $40,000 bail, court records show.
    Tommy Lee Oberbeck Jr., 46, who was placed on probation a year ago for possessing methamphetamine in Cushing, could be given as much as a 20-year prison term if convicted of larceny of a motor vehicle after a former felony conviction, court records show.
    In 2012, Oberbeck was given a five-year suspended sentence for obtaining property by false pretense from a Cushing oilfield services business, court records show. Oberbeck was ordered to pay $500 restitution and a $250 fine, along with performing all recommendations in a background report and 25 hours of community service, court records show.
    A year ago, Oberbeck was given a five-year deferred sentence for possessing methamphetamine in Cushing in 2016, with an order to have a substance abuse evaluation, do any recommended follow-up treatment, undergo random drug tests, comply with the methamphetamine registry, show proof of employment or WorkForce enrollment, perform 50 hours of community service and pay $810 in assessments, court records show.
    In Oberbeck’s latest case, Yale Assistant Police Chief Ken Moore investigated a report of a stolen truck on May 3 that was headed toward Norfolk Road, his affidavit alleged.
    The truck was described as a 2005 white Chevrolet missing the tail gate and passenger mirror, according to Moore’s affidavit.
    “I was told that the guy had been over at a house…pointed out to me,” Moore wrote in his affidavit.
    “Two of the people there told me it was one of the Oberbeck brothers; a third person there told me it was Tommy Oberbeck Jr. None of these people would go on the record or write a statement,” Moore alleged in his affidavit.
    Another witness said “she heard a vehicle peeling out from the trailer park, looked over and saw a white truck leaving at a fast rate followed by the same gray SUV that had passed her home,” Moore alleged in his affidavit.
    The truck, which was entered as stolen in N.C.I.C., was recovered the next day by the Payne County Sheriff’s Office, the affidavit said.