Friday, October 27, 2017

Gray Case Continued

The setting of a trial date for three persons charged with covering up the circumstances of an ATV crash that left one man injured was reset for Dec. 18 in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw.

Angela Gray, 42, of Muldrow is charged with conspiracy, child endangerment by driving under the influence and selling or furnishing alcoholic beverage to a minor

The charges resulted from a Sept. 1, 2013, ATV crash south of Muldrow that left a young man, Christian Mayberry, 16 at the time, with severe brain trauma.

Gray, her son, Joey, now 21, and a friend of his, Kyle L. Brannon, now 22, are accused of allegedly covering up the ATV crash. They have all entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

The trial date was scheduled to be set on Thursday in district court, but District Attorney Jack Thorp asked for a continuation.

He said, “We reset the jury trial sounding docket as we look for a new prosecutor.”

The original prosecutor of the case, Mike Ashworth, is no longer with the District 27 District Attorney’s office.

Thorp said Ashworth has expressed an interest in being assigned to that one case.

“He has a knowledge of that case,” Thorp said. “I am looking into if we can appoint him as prosecutor.”

Gray’s first trial on a separate set of charges related to the same ATV crash ended with a deadlocked jury in 2015. Ashworth had a new set of charges filed against the Grays and Brannon on Aug. 31, 2015.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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