STILLWATER — A Cushing teenager has been given a five-year prison term for violating the terms of the probationary sentence he received last year when he took an Agra man’s car that was parked at a Cushing residence and struck a mailbox, as well as a parked car, in Cushing.
Dustin Michael Cook, 19, had pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a 2007 Ford Mustang, leaving the scene of an accident involving damage and driving without a driver’s license, court records show.
The damaged Mustang, owned by Justin Tanner of Agra, was found parked at the Cushing Youth Center, Cushing Police Officer Chuck Claxton wrote in an affidavit on April 8, 2007, when Cook was arrested.
The Mustang’s windshield was broken, the passenger side mirror was missing, a piece of plastic molding was missing and the vehicle was scratched along both sides and the front bumper, the affidavit said.
Cook had driven into a yard in the 400 block of East Cherry Street and hit a mailbox and parked car, the affidavit said.
In court Friday, Cook admitted that he had violated the terms of the probation he was given by former Associate District Judge Robert Murphy Jr. last year.
District Judge Donald Worthington on Friday ordered Cook into the Bill Johnson Drug Offender Work Camp in state prison. If Cook successfully completes that program, Worthington said he will suspend the balance of his prison sentence.
Cook was also ordered to begin paying his $729 restitution, when he is released from prison.
Less than a month after Cook was placed on probation last year, Cook admitted to a probation officer in January that he had smoked marijuana within the previous two weeks and would show positive on a test for marijuana, court records show.
Cook also admitted to Probation Officer J.C. Wood in February that he had smoked marijuana within the previous two weeks, Wood’s report to the court said.
Cook had been ordered in January to obtain a substance abuse evaluation at Payne County Counseling, but he failed to attend his scheduled appointments, accordin to Wood’s report.
Cook was ordered in February to attend the ACTS substance abuse program in Cushing after he admitted continued marijuana use, the report said.
Cook attended three ACTS meetings, but failed to attend the majority of his weekly classes, Wood’s report said.
Cook had also failed to pay his probation fees and to make monthly payments on his $729 restitution, Wood’s report said.