Clipped From The Lawton Constitution
Talk i Burglary Forum 1 |} on( | Doubled In Court Here Â·:Â· the Â£ Al- x S the S" the x x :Â·: :Â·: u a l Â·:Â·: 8 Ina S ;X ij: :Â·:Â· :Â¥ :Â· be :Â£ |:ji Â£Â· By MIKE RAY Bond for Everett Gaines -a Lawton man who has compiled a lengthy record of burglary convictions and now stands accused of the second degree burglary last Friday a Lawton club -- has been doubled. Il has been learned t h Gaines, 47, faces trial April in Stephens County District Court on felony charges of armed robbery, second degree burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle as a result of one alleged incident. Bond there has been set at $5.000 on each of the charges. Robert Barker, 35, Lawton, is scheduled for Stephens County Â£: jury trial April 14 before at cuts the reviewing the c t s re.' pro- a council serv- fiscal oth- such $6.1 approve has Authority h e v e r s i t y a n d eye the section trict Judge Hegel Branch as co-defendant on the burglary charge. Bond has been set at $5,000. Charges Detailed T h e S t e p h e charges against Gaines and Barker stem from an alleged incident Sept, 1, 1974, in Duncan. Herbert Strachan, a retired jeweler, told Duncan police that on returning home he discovered his house had been burglarized. While checking inside, he confronted the burglar. S t r a c h a n claims pulled a pistol and robbed him of jewelry and a substantial amount of cash, then stole his car. Duncan police said Gaines drove t h e c a r a b blocks, then abandoned the vehicle and joined an accomplice. The pair was pursued throughout Duncan For some lime by police and others. Barker Arrested Detective Capt. P. B. Foster and Detective Mike Blades arrested Gaines while he was walking in rhe north-central sector of the town. Barker later was arrested by Lawton police on a Stephens C o u n warrant. Blades said a .38-caliber pistol was recovered from Gaines at the time of his arrest, as well as several items identified as belonging to Strachan. Gaines currently is charged with the Feb. 2S burglary of The Latin Lounge, 2106 W. Lee. Lawton Patrolmen Roy Dock and Paul Willis said they saw a man attempting to pry ductwork from an air conditioner un the b u i l d i south side, and Gaines was arrested following a chase. A three-foot pry bar was found at the scene, the officers said. Bond i n i t i a l l y was Â£5.000 but has been increased to $10.000. Trials Pending Gaines faces jury trials here on charges of d r i v i n g u n d r r t h e i n f l u e t o x i c a n t s and possessing driver's license at the time of his arrest Aug. 2-1, 1974, by Oklahoma Highway Patrolman Robert Hill. Barker was charged Dec. 23, 1974, with the shooting two days earlier of William Horse, Rl. 3 Carnegie. Horse was shot iwice while standing outside the Purple Bunny, 4B-15 W. Gore. Horse was. treated at the PHS Indian Hospital here and later released. The charge against Barker -- assault with a deadly we;ip- on -- was dismissed Feb. 10 because Horse could not be found. RÂ«ord Recounted Gaines was convicted Aug. 8. 1950, of a second degree burglary charge in Comanche County and received a suspended three-year prison sentence, which was revoked March 8, 1951, records show. On Nov. 21, 1958, Gaines was convicted of burglary in Canon City, Colo., and was sentenced to serve three to five years. He was paroled Dec. 3, 1960. On Feb. 2, 1961, Gaines was convicted in Comanche County on another second degree burglary charge and was sentenced to serve three years. On March 4, 1969, a Comanche Couniy jury f o u n Gaines guilty of burglary and sentenced him to serve 10 years.