8/22/2013 9:28:00 PM Perkins man gets probation
in theft of TV from hotel
By Patti Weaver, Journal Correspondent
A Perkins man who admitted stealing a 32- inch flat screen television from the Stillwater Plaza Hotel -- that was later recovered in Perkins -- has been placed on three years' probation as part of a plea bargain approved in court on Aug. 9.
Jaycob Dean Garrett, 20, was ordered by District Judge Phillip Corley to have a drug and alcohol evaluation, perform any recommended treatment, and complete 75 hours of community service in 12 months.
The Stillwater Plaza Hotel general manager reported last year that a 32-inch Samsung flat screen TV was stolen from an unoccupied hotel room between 8: 34 p.m. May 26 and 2: 15 p.m. May 27 of 2012, Stillwater Police Detective Richard Alley wrote in an affidavit.
"The hotel surveillance video showed a white male walking in and out of the room where the television was located.
"The same white male is seen looking into the surveillance camera before placing tape over the camera lens," the affidavit said.
"On June 7, 2012, I viewed several still images from the surveillance video as well as the surveillance video itself. The suspect looked like someone I had seen in Perkins, Oklahoma, before," the Stillwater detective wrote in his affidavit.
"I later showed the images to several people in Perkins, as well as Perkins police officers. I was told the white male was possibly Jaycob Garrett and he possibly lived in Stillwater," the detective wrote in his affidavit.
The detective located a Stillwater address where the landlord said Garrett used to live, but was evicted the previous month, the affidavit said.
The following day, the detective contacted Garrett's father, who said his son was seeing a girl -- whose first name he gave police -- that lived on the east side of Perkins.
"I met with Perkins Police Officer Gene Morris and Perkins Police Chief Bob Ernst," the Stillwater police detective wrote in his affidavit.
Officer Morris knew a girl by that name who lived on the east side of Perkins, the affidavit said.
When the officers went to her residence, she said she was pregnant with Garrett's child and that he stayed at her residence, "but comes and goes without telling her where he is going," the affidavit said.
She later put the stolen television on her front porch and dialed 911 -- telling the dispatcher that the TV the detective was looking for showed up on her front porch, the affidavit said.
When the Stillwater police detective talked to her again, "she told me Jaycob Garrett brought the television to her house on May 29, 2012," the affidavit said.
"He told her a friend gave it to him. Garrett stored the television in the garage," the affidavit