405-778-4800
Criminal Attorney Oklahoma Defense Lawyer Adam R. Banner OKLAHOMA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AT LAW
This Attorney is Lead Counsel Rated. Click here for more Information.

Ex-Police Chief Accused of Violating Bond Conditions

26-Sep-2014

Being released on bond is not just a matter of paying the bail money and getting out of jail pending the outcome of a case. Often, bond is accompanied by certain conditions of release, and violating those conditions will likely land a defendant back behind bars, regardless of bail.

That's exactly what prosecutors in Mayes County want to happen to a former Spavinaw police chief accused of felony sex crimes against two girls. Janice Steidley, district attorney for District 12 encompassing Mayes, Rogers, and Craig counties, says that 75-year-old Clarence Gregory, Sr., has violated the terms of his release, and she is asking the court to revoke his bond.

In virtually any assault case, including sexual assault or lewd molestation, one of the conditions of release is that the defendant is to have no contact with his or her alleged victims. That is true in Gregory's case as well.

Gregory is accused of molesting two girls over several years. After his arrest in July, he was released on $100,000 bond with the conditions that he have "absolutely no contact" with the alleged victims or their families. Prosecutors say that Gregory has violated those terms by sitting in his car outside the girls' school and watching them. While watching someone from one's own car may not involve physical or verbal contact, Oklahoma's stalking, harassment, and VPO laws include coming within a certain distance of the victims, leaving items for the victims, being within a victim's line of sight, or otherwise making oneself know to those the defendant is barred from contacting.

If Gregory's bond is revoked, the elderly ex-law enforcement officer will be sent back to jail to await his trial.

The accusations against Gregory shocked those that knew him in the town of Spavinaw, where he was chief of police until he was arrested by the OSBI. He was considered an upstanding citizen and active church member, serving as school board member and volunteer basketball coach before becoming the police chief. In July, when the allegations became public, the town terminated him as chief of police, and they have since appointed an interim chief.

In any case, it is important to adhere to the conditions of release. These conditions may include GPS monitoring, house arrest, and prohibition from contact with victims or accusers. In allegations of sexual assault, a defendant may be barred from contacting his or her own friends and family members. This can be difficult to endure, but violating the bond conditions will likely end up with the defendant having the bond revoked and being put back in jail.

If you have been released on bond pending the outcome of your case, speak with your attorney to make sure you understand and comply with the conditions of your release.



All News

More News

As Oklahoma County Jail Deaths Continue, Detention Officers Could Face Charges
15-Sep-2017

In May of this year, we examined deaths at the Oklahoma County Jai..

Canadian County Man Accused of Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography
01-Sep-2017

Acting on a tip received by the National Center for Missing and Ex..

Goodwill Employee Accused of Embezzling Deposits
21-Aug-2017

Police say the former assistant manager of a Goodwill store locate..

Stillwater Bail Bonds Agent Arrested for Murder
14-Aug-2017

A Stillwater bail agent who claimed she shot a client in self defe..

Tulsa Massage Parlor Owner Accused of Human Trafficking
11-Aug-2017

A Tulsa massage parlor owner has been arrested on human traffickin..

State Reaches Settlement with Former Death Row Inmate
07-Aug-2017

A former Oklahoma death row inmate whose conviction was later over..

Mother, Grandmother of Recovered Missing Children Arrested
04-Aug-2017

On July 3, David Corsaut texted his ex-wife to make arrangements t..

Couple Sentenced in Child Neglect Death of Infant
31-Jul-2017

A Tulsa mother and her boyfriend were sentenced last week in the c..

No Charges in MWC Home Invasion Shooting
24-Jul-2017

The Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office has announced that ..

Couple Arrested after Reportedly Abusing Child and Making Him Shoplift
21-Jul-2017

A man and woman in Rogers County, Oklahoma, have been arrested on ..

×