Kyle L. Brannon, 21, of Muldrow, one of three persons charged with conspiracy in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, was arrested Saturday evening for public intoxication.
Sheriff Ron Lockhart said Brannon was arrested at about 7 p.m. Saturday after a deputy saw Brannon standing outside his pickup truck, getting a beer out of an ice chest. Brannon was on a county road in the Belfonte area, and his eight-month-old child was in the vehicle, Lockhart said. Lockhart said Brannon was intoxicated. The child was released into the custody of a relative.
Brannon and a Muldrow teen, Joey B Gray, 19, and Gray’s mother, Angela Gray, 41, both of Muldrow, also face conspiracy charges in district court in relation to the Sept. 1, 2013, ATV crash that critically injured Christian Mayberry. Mayberry, 17 at the time, suffered a traumatic brain injury. His family has also filed civil lawsuits against Brannon and Gray. The prosecution argues the trio tried to cover up the crash, and left Mayberry lying in a ditch without medical help.
Brannon and Angela and Joey Gray were all bound over for trial on the charges at the conclusion of their recent preliminary hearing. Their next court appearance will July 21 when they will be formally arraigned in district court and a trial date may be set. All three are free on bond.
Angela Gray also faces child endangerment and furnishing alcohol to a minor charges.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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