By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Tryon man, who was incarcerated for violating his probation in two methamphetamine-related cases, has been jailed on $15,000 total bail pending an Aug. 5 court appearance in Payne County on charges of stealing a four-wheeler and being a convicted felon in possession of a 9 mm Glock pistol, both in Stillwater in June.
Kyle Jacob Munier, 27, who got out of prison last year, has also been charged with shooting with intent to kill in Tryon, but he has not yet appeared on that case, Lincoln County court records show.
Munier was arrested at a rural Stillwater residence on June 24 after authorities were advised by Tryon police to be on the look-out for Munier as a suspect in a shooting, according to an affidavit by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Nack.
“Munier also possessed two outstanding municipal warrants from the city of Perkins,” the affidavit said.
Munier was a passenger in a red truck and looked at the deputy before going into the rural Stillwater house, the affidavit alleged.
The driver allowed Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Lawson to search the truck where the deputy found a 9 mm Glock pistol tucked into the crack in the passenger back seat, the affidavit alleged.
“Kyle advised that the gun was his. I asked if it was the same gun from the incident in Tryon,” that generated the notice to be on the look-out for him, Deputy Nack alleged in his affidavit. “He said that it was,” the affidavit alleged.
Sheriff’s Investigator Brandon Myers interviewed Munier in the Payne County Jail on June 26 about the theft of a 2014 Polaris Sportsman 800 four-wheeler valued at $5,500 that was stolen from the north side of a Stillwater man’s residence on June 21, an affidavit said.
Deputy Nack had received information that the four-wheeler was in Tryon at Munier’s relative’s residence, where it was recovered on June 26, the affidavit alleged.
Asked by the sheriff’s investigator where the key to the vehicle was, Munier said they “found the four-wheeler with the key in the ignition south of Stillwater,” and that another man had the key, the affidavit alleged. Munier said that he and the other man, who has not been charged, stole the four-wheeler and took turns riding it to Tryon, the affidavit alleged.
If convicted of both of his current felony charges, Munier could be given as much as a 30-year prison term, court records show.
According to court records, Munier had been convicted of possessing methamphetamine in Perkins in 2015 and given a six-month jail term followed by nine and one-half years of probation with an order to enroll in and complete the Payne County Drug Court program. But after he was terminated from Drug Court in 2016, Munier was given a seven-year prison term with the balance suspended on his completion of drug treatment in prison. However, a year after he got out of prison, Munier admitted that he had again violated his probation in that case, which remains pending.
Munier had also been convicted of endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine in Stillwater in 2010, for which he was originally given probation that was revoked in 2016 to a concurrent seven-year prison term with the same condition of drug treatment while incarcerated, court records show.