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Local THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, July 8, 2010 - A3, Stillwater man to stand trial on terrorism charge By Patti Weaver Joumal Correspondent A Stillwater man who was ordered to stand trial on a charge of calling the Sheriff's Office with a terrorism hoax was released from jail last week -- after a judge reduced his bail from $100,000 to $10,000 at his July 1 prelimi- nary heating. Layne Lester Kent, 52, who has ahistory of alcohol-related arrests, was ordered by Special District Judge Phillip Corley to refrain from using alcohol as a condition of his lowered bail. "You are not to consume alcohol. You are not to call the Payne County Sheriff s Office for any business unless there is a reason for them to be out there," the judge admonished Kent Thursday. "It appears to the court that when you start drinking, problems occur. You need to refi'aln from alcohol," the judge told Kent after ordering him to stand trial on a terror- ism hoax charge. Kent had been jailed since his April 24 arrest at his residence by Payne County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Fox, court records show. Sheriff's Dispatcher Joe Henniger, who previously worked as a detention officer, testified at the preliminary hearing last week that he rec- ognized Kent's voice when the dispatcher answered the phone at 2:45 a.m. on April 24. "I heard Mr. Kent say, 'There's a low-flying plane inbound for the Sheriff's Office.' I said'excuse me.' He hung up the phone. I notified Deputy Fox. He went to Mr. Kent's house," the dispatcher testified. On cross-examination from Kent's court-appointed attorney Debra Vincent, the dispatcher admitted that he did not notify the FBI, Home- land Security, or the OSBI. He said that no effort was made to evacuate the building. The dispatcher testified that he thought that Kent was under the influence of alcohol when he made the call, but the dispatcher said that he was afraid that there could be a low-flying plane bound for the SherifFs Office. The defense lawyer sought the dismissal of the felony charge by pointing out to the judge, "I understand Mr. Kent presents a problem, but terror- ism is not one." She noted, "He didn't say he had the plane under his control," as the charge alleged. After prosecutor Tom Lee argued to the court, "The issue is not whether he could carry it out," the judge said, 'H'he witness did say he had some fear he could carry it out," and ordered Kent to stand trial. Deputy Fox wrote in an affidavit that after the phone call to the Sheriff's Office, "I responded to Mr. Kent's residence and observed Mr. Kent to be very agitated and intoxicated, and we talked Today's Weather 79169 Scattered thunder- storms. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 60S. Sunrise: 6:19 AM Sunset: 8:47 PM F 719 7/10 , .,,-, "-'. 80169 85171 Partly cloudy Mostly with a stray sunny. Highs thunder- i h the mid storm. 80s and tows in the low 70s. Sunrise: 6:19 AM Sunset: 8:47 PM Sunrise: 6:20 AM Sunset: 8:47 PM 71i 1 88174 Times of sun and.clouds. Highs In the upper 60s and lows in the mid 70s. Sunrise: 6:20 AM Sunset: 8:47 PM : Mort ' 7/12 90173 Partly cloudy with a stray thunder- storm. Sunrise: 6:21 AM Sunset: 6:46 PM Oklahoma At A Glance Area Cities ILJ' -'rmer Antlers 83 71 t-storm Ardmore 81 72 t-storm Bartlesville 79 67 t-storm Broken Bow 85 73 t-storm Claremore 61 70 t-storm Cordell 62 66 t-storm Duncan 80 69 t-storm EtReno 81 68 t-storm Elk City 81 65 t-storm Enid 80 69 t-storm Guymon 75 60 rain Lawton 80 68 t-storm McAlester 81 72 t-storm Miami 81 69 t-storm Muskogee 81 69 t-storm Okmulgee 83 70 t-storm Pauls Valley 81 70 t-storm Perry 80 69 t-storm Sallisaw 84 71 t-storm Sapulpa 81 69 t-storm Shawnee 83 71 t-storm Snyder 81 69 t-storm Stillwater 80 69 t-storm Tahlequah 82 70 t-storm Tulsa 82 71 t-storm Watonga 80 66 t-storm Weatherford 81 67 t-storm Wewoka 80 70 t-storm Wbodward 78 67 t-storm National Cities IBm, I Atlanta Boston Chicago Dallas Denver Houston Los Angeles Miami -" rl Ircl'd/Tfl 98 75 rest sunny 89 69 pt sunny New York 88 74 pt sunny 82 69 t-storm Phoenix 105 84 mst sunny 83 76 t-storm San Francisco 74 56 pt sunny 71 57 t-storm Seattle 90 63 sunny 85 76 t-storm St, Louis 84 74 t-storm 72 60 pt sunny Washington, DC 91 75 t-storm 88 80 t-storm Moon Phases Last New Full Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 26 First Jul 18 UV Index Thu Fri Sat Sun Men 7/8 7/9 7/10 7/11 7/12 Very High Very High Extreme Extreme Extreme The. UV Index is measured on a 0 - 11 number scale, with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater 0 J)'; :I 11 skin protection: 2010 American Profile Hometown Content Service through the door for several minutes. "I could hear him banging items in his residence and due to his agitation, I left his front porch and returned to my patrol car. "Mr. Kent then came out- side with a camera and began taking pictures and invited me inside his residence. "Mr. Kent was still very agitated and had a strong odor associated with alcoholic beverages about his breath and person. "Mr. Kent began looking for items in his residence, and at one time, he said he lost his balance and grabbed hold of me. "I forceably removed Mr. Kent from me and placed him onto his couch where I then placed him under arrest for terrorist threats," the deputy wrote in his affidavit. If convicted of a terrorism hoax, Kent could be given as much as a life prison term, court records show. His latest alleged crime came two weeks after he was freed from jail on $20,000 bail on a misdemeanor charge of using a telephone to make a threat of physical injury to StiUwater police on March 29. Last fall, he was charged with misuse of the 911 emer- gency telephone service by calling the Stillwater police dispatcher on the emer- gency line several times for nonemergency use on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, 2009, court records allege. A year ago, he was charged with petty larceny for alleg- edly taking several items that belonged to the Stillwater Medical Center on March 24, 2009, COtLrt records show. MTC Nursing Graduates Meridian Technology Center recently held a graduation ceremony for students completing the Practical Nursing Program. Licensed practical nurses (LPN's) provide a unique combina= tlon of care to patients throughout their lifespan. Their care is based on the knowledge and application of principles and skills in the prevention of illness, and the promotion, mainte- nance, and restoration of health. Those graduating on the front row from left to right are: Kim Denton, Stillwater; Carroll Nichols, Stillwater; Marie White, Guthrie; April Condit, Stillwater; Beverly Conner, Stillwater; Kerri Fielder, Stillwater; Erin Bass, Tulsa; and Meliah Wilson, Perry. Back row left to right: Cheryl Morse, Cushing; Kathy Cain, Glencoe; Brittany Morton Stillwater; Kerry Mick, Perry; Lisa Abbott, Stillwater; Elizabeth lves, Oklahoma City; Clirit Phillips, Stillwater; Ashley Mitchell, Stillwater; Santana Beier, Perry; and Sherry Rorabaugh, Perry. These students are now eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Two years ago, he was charged with falsely report- ing a crime to Payne County Sheriff's Deputy Fox on April 20, 2008, court records allege. Wehr, Hill are the gest losers TOPS OK013 met on Thursday, July 1st with 15 TOPS and 2 KOPS in attendance. The Biggest TOPS Loser was Wilma Wehr, the best KOPS loser was Gayle Hill! The net loss for the group was 1 pound. Gayle Hill shared the "monkey" each day with a positive join us and find out more thought - - before you crawl out of bed. The program speaker at our next meeting, July 8th will be the lady who leads the Senior Citizens through exercises at the Perkins Senior Center. You are welcome to items that she has pur- chased for the August Fun HCE Day theme decorations. Continued from Page A1 Betty Murie presented Lion's Club dinner at 6: the program based on 30. We have been invited having a "Positive Atti- by Pine Vale HCE to attend tude". To help alleviate an"Apron Story Luncheon" some of your stress and get back into to a happier mood - "give yourself a timeout". Take a walk, call a friend, move away from the thing that is causing you stress - when you come back to it - it will be easier to handle and take care ot[ Start Hattie's Main Place 3071[z N. Main St., Perkins Custom Sewing & Alterations Dry Cleaning/Laundry Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-I p.m. (405) 547-5429 about TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly): For meeting time and location and other infor- mation contact Kathy Albright at 405.624.9995 or visit either of these websites www.tops.org or www.TOPSWonders.com reminded us to still bring ! our prescription bottles for the school. Our State HCE meeting is coming up on July 18-20. This will be the on July 10, 2010 at 1:30. 75thanniversaryofOHCE. Bring your favorite apron and share your apron sto- ries. Callers need to call mem- bers and let them know about the party and then to RSVP to Carla Westfall. We discussed postpon- ing our Sister Club party until the fall. We need to check on the fair kitchen meeting time and members discussed what they are planning on entering in the fair. Lorayne Hughes Cimarron Valley HCE will be responsible for decorations for Summer Council meeting so we need to be thinking about what we will use on the tables. Our next month's meeting will be a work day at the church at 10 a.m. Bring sewing machines, scis sors, sewing notions, etc.' to make our bonnets, dolls; stocking and tooth pillows. Our hostesses will be Edna Westfall and Mary Norrie. - C]oa,. Jim Arthur Payne County Commissioner District 3 at Salop000000i e, 10 6:300 ) S t0!00 a.m le Count on us for conveniencel. Register online today! paynecountybank.com You Can Payne Countv Bank oH Usl www. paynecou nlybank.com Main Bank. 202 S. Main Convenience Branch . 417 E. Hwy 33 . Perkins, OK FI