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8/22/2013 11:29:00 AM
Stillwater man admits running Cushing roadblock, drug delivery
By Patti Weaver

A Stillwater man who remains jailed on $150,000 bail has pleaded guilty to an eight-count charge including running a roadblock at Highway 33 and Kings Highway in Cushing in May. Rusty Alan Faires, 24, also pleaded guilty to delivering marijuana to a state narcotics bureau agent last year at his then-Cushing residence.

Faires told the judge in court Friday that he is bi-polar, but both of his defense attorneys, Sherry Boyce and Jodie Gage, said that they believed he was mentally competent to enter his pleas. Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler ordered a background report on Faires and scheduled his sentencing for Sept. 20.

Faires admitted Friday that he was guilty on May 18 of: * attempting to elude an officer while driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer on Grandstaff Road near the intersection of Highway 18 and continuing to elude multiple officers from the Payne County Sheriff's Office, Cushing Police Department and Oklahoma Highway Patrol by driving close to 90 m.p.h. and drifting in and out of his lane -- causing other motorists to take evasive action; * running a roadblock set up at Highway 33 and Kings Highway by OHP Trooper Anthony Harper and Cushing Police Officer Matt Piatt; * operating his vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance; * possessing marijuana; * resisting arrest from Payne County Sheriff's Deputy Nick Myers; * operating his vehicle without a driver's license; * operating his vehicle with an expired license tag; * failing to carry a security verification form.

At the time of his arrest three months ago, Faires was free on $5,000 bail on a felony charge of delivering 3.4 grams of marijuana at his then-residence in Cushing for $20 to a state narcotics bureau agent on April 11, 2012, court records show.

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