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A former Caddo Police Chief convicted of embezzlement has been sentenced to one year in jail.
During a trial last month, a jury found Troy O’Neal Glover, 39, guilty taking a revolver from the Caddo Police Department’s evidence room. The jury recommended Glover serve one year in prison and be fined $5,000.
During a sentencing hearing Friday, Bryan County District Judge Mark Campbell sentenced Glover to one year in jail, to be served in Atoka County. Glover was given credit for time already served and he also was fined $5,000.
Glover was charged in December after the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation looked into allegations that he removed a .44 magnum revolver from the evidence room and then traded it to a man for a 9mm pistol.
According an affidavit, Glover confiscated the revolver during an arrest after a traffic stop in 2007. He was a police officer at that time.
The gun did not belong to the man it was confiscated from and the original owner was entitled to its return, according to the affidavit.
Upon questioning, Glover said he did remove the gun from the evidence room and allowed someone to use it, but he denied trading it, the affidavit states.
The Caddo Town Council fired Glover after the charges were filed.
In other crimes, Richard Dewayne St. Clair Jr., 27, Durant, was charged last week with felony first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, plus misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct with a firearm while under the influence of drugs and carrying a firearm while under the influence.
According to an affidavit by Bokchito Police Officer Kevin Pointer, St. Clair entered the Metro Outlet Warehouse in Bokchito and pulled a woman aside. He then began to pull out a revolver and fired it inside the store. He then ran toward the front of the store, saying that he just wanted to sell the gun.
The affidavit states St. Clair then went to a residence on East Roberts Street and tried to sell guns to the residents. The resident had a video tape and it showed St. Clair walk up to the house, knock on the door and walk in. He was pushed back out and left when the tenant told him to.
St. Clair was arrested later that evening. Police said he was intoxicated at the time he had the gun.
In other arrests, William David Ulm, 49, and Jason Wayne Cooper, 33, both of Durant, were charged with knowingly concealing stolen property and grand larceny.
They were arrested Oct. 24 after Durant Police responded to the area of B.J.’s Tires after rims and tires stolen from a lot behind the business had been found at a creek near there.
An affidavit by Durant Police Patrolman Buddy Faulkner states that Bo Bishop found his property that had been stolen from a fenced lot behind B.J.’s Tires. He caught the suspects with the property and called police.
Ulm and Cooper were taken to the Durant Police Department where they were questioned by Detective Brandon Laxton, and according to the affidavit, they both admitted to taking the property because they needed money.
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