(Stillwater, Okla.) A man has been given a two-year prison term for making a false pawn declaration that he owned a saw — which had been stolen from an RV park on W. 6th Street in rural Stillwater where he was then living.
When Jimmy D’Wayne Heath, 47, pleaded guilty to the felony charge last week, he said that he wanted to be transported to state prison as soon as possible.
Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Rockford Brown had been dispatched to Cowboy Guns and Gold pawn shop in Stillwater at 3 p.m. on Sept. 29 regarding a stolen saw, according to an affidavit.
The victim, who resided at the RV park at 6403 W. 6th in Stillwater, said that when he arrived home the previous night about 6:30 p.m., he left his Stihl saw in his truck bed, but found when he went to work at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 it was missing, the affidavit said.
He said that he checked at Cowboy Guns and Gold that afternoon, identified his saw by its serial number, and paid $200 to get it back, the affidavit said.
According to the pawn ticket, the saw was sold by Heath, who had also pawned an RV trailer hitch on Sept. 17, the affidavit said.
The man whose saw was stolen said another resident of the trailer park also had a hitch stolen, the affidavit said.
The following day, the deputy contacted the owner of the RV park and asked if he had anyone renting from him with the last name of Heath, the affidavit said.
The identification for “James Heath” at the RV park matched the identification for “Jimmy D’Wayne Heath on the pawn ticket,” the affidavit said.
Heath was arrested that day on an outstanding warrant from Creek County, the Payne County deputy wrote in his affidavit.
“During the interview, Heath admitted that he took both items in question (B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch and the Stihl Quickie Saw) and sold them at Cowboy Guns and Gold,” the affidavit said.