By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man, who was on probation for car burglary when he was charged with multiple property crimes, was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of probation as part of a plea bargain with the prosecution that was approved in court by District Judge Phillip Corley last week.
Tyler Zachery Zane Flint, now 20, was 19 when he was arrested at 1:26 a.m. on April 2 by Stillwater Police Sgt. David Duncan, who found him in a room adjacent to the garage of a burglarized house in the 2700 block of Mar Vista, according to his affidavit.
“I retrieved Flint’s backpack and inside of it was medical marijuana and associated paraphernalia,” that the home’s occupant, who had a medical marijuana card, identified as his, the sergeant wrote in his affidavit.
As part of a plea agreement, that first-degree burglary charge was amended to attempted larceny from a house, a felony to which Flint admitted last week. For that crime Flint was also ordered to pay $1,560 in fines and assessments.
Flint also pleaded guilty to breaking into a 2005 Chevrolet and a 2001 Dodge, both in the 2700 block of S. Quail Ridge on April 2, for which he was given two concurrent five-year prison terms followed by five years of probation last week.
Another charge against Flint of breaking into a 2004 Toyota Highlander in the 2800 block of W. 27th on April 2 had been dismissed by the prosecution.
When Flint was interviewed by Stillwater police, “He admitted to breaking into cars in the area, but he refused to tell us where. Officer Merrill took off his glove and inside of the glove was $45 in denominations of two $20 bills and one $5 bill,” the affidavit alleged.
Police then canvassed the neighborhood and located eight ransacked vehicles, the affidavit alleged.
In court Friday, Flint was also given a concurrent two-year prison term for violating the probation he was given a year ago in a 2017 car burglary case, and a concurrent six-month jail term for violating the probation he was given last year on a misdemeanor charge of possessing stolen sunglasses and cash, for which he had been ordered to pay $1,186 restitution.