Miscommunication may have led to complications in the case of Angela Gray, 39, of Muldrow. Gray was due in district court at the Sequoyah County Courthouse Thursday, when a trial date was to be set for her on various charges. Neither Gray nor her attorney, Gary Buckles of Poteau, appeared for the hearing. Consequently a bench warrant was issued for Gray's arrest and her $15,000 bond was ordered forfeited. But a spokesman for Buckles' office said he was in Oklahoma City on Thursday, and was told that the assistant district attorney handling Gray's case was on maternity leave and the hearing postponed. A spokesman for the district attorney's office said they were checking on phone records to see if miscommunication had taken place.
Kyle Lewis Brannon, 19, of Muldrow is charged with accessory after the fact in the same case, and did appear for his hearing in district court Thursday. His trial date was set for April 2. A motions hearing was set for Jan. 29. Brannon pleaded innocent to the charge.
Gray is charged in district court with failure to stop-accident resulting in non fatal injury, contributing to the delinquency of minors, and selling or furnishing alcoholic beverage to a minor. Gray pleaded innocent to the charges. The charges are related to an ATV accident on Sept. 1, 2013, when Christian Mayberry, now 17, of Muldrow was found to have suffered a severe brain injury in the crash. Mayberry is now in a rehabilitation facility in Florida trying to overcome the paralysis which affected his left side. His family reports he is doing well. Gray is alleged to have been driving the ATV when the crash occurred on a rural road south of Muldrow. She and Brannon, 18 at the time, are alleged to have left Mayberry lying injured and unconscious while Brannon and another teen cleaned up the crash scene by removing beer cans and a cooler. According to the investigator's report filed with the charges, Gray fled the scene and did not report the injured Mayberry. Consequently it is believed Mayberry lay for hours before medical help was sought for him. The charges allege Gray was driving the ATV and was drunk at the time of the crash. By Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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