Saturday, June 4, 2016

Father Pleads Not Guilty to Intimidating a Witness

The father of a man charged with murder has been arrested and charged with a felony count of intimidation of a state’s witness

Richard David Major, 54, of Muskogee entered a not guilty plea to the charge on May 24. His next court appearance is set for June 29 on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters disposition docket. Major is free on a $5,000 bond.

Richard Major is the father of Kyle Reece Major who is charged with second-degree murder in Sequoyah County District Court, and who was in his preliminary hearing on May 13. He was bound over for trial on the charge.

According to the arresting officer’s report, Richard Major was attending the preliminary hearing when he passed a witness in the courthouse. He was heard to say to the witness, “Did you enjoy telling a couple lies,” the report indicates.

When confronted by the arresting officer, according to the officer’s report, Richard Major said he did not believe he threatened the witness. Asked if he was trying to intimidate the witness, Major said, “Yeah I guess that’s what it was,” according to the report.

Major was then arrested and booked into the county detention center. He was released the same day on a $5,000 bond.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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