Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Young Charged in Burglary

Roger Dale Young

A Gans man is accused of second-degree burglary and grand larceny, court records show.

Roger Dale Young, 55, faces seven years in prison on the burglary charge and eight years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $1,000 on the grand larceny count. His bond was set at $15,000 and his court date is set for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

On Jan. 17, a Sallisaw police lieutenant was dispatched to a residence in reference to someone breaking into a home and also stealing a truck, trailer and tractor.

Cassie Dawn Kioski Webster, 36, was arrested Jan. 24 and Jeffrey Todd Gentry, 53, was taken into custody on Jan. 27 related to the incident.

At 1:14 a.m. on Jan. 19, Sallisaw police spotted the stolen maroon 1998 Chevrolet GC1 pickup leaving the EZ-Mart store without working tail lights. The vehicle eluded officers, who had activated their emergency equipment. They eventually located the vehicle, abandoned, at Badger Lee Road, just west of J.T. Stites Boulevard.

Security footage of the truck at the Cherokee Casino taken at 12:20 a.m. revealed that Gentry was driving the truck and Webster was a passenger.

Later on Jan. 19, a Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputy spoke with Gentry’s aunt, who wrote in a statement that “Jeff came up here in a maroon truck by himself.” Law enforcement then spoke with Nelson Hobbs because they had been told he had slit the tires on the stolen truck because of an argument between him and Gentry. Hobbs is also Webster’s former partner. Hobbs stated that Gentry said the truck was his and that he got it over by the casino and Webster was just a passenger.

On Jan. 20, a detective made contact with Cody Worst at the Motel 6 in Sallisaw. He advised the detective that Webster told him she had a flat-screen television, still in the box, for sale. Worst said he posted it online and as he was leaving the motel, a maroon Chevrolet pickup with a flatbed trailer pulled up.

Worst further stated that the next Monday, Webster called him and said they needed help with a flat on the truck. Worst said Webster also had a porcelain doll worth $5,000, which is believed to have been stolen in an August 2020 burglary.

In an interview at the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, Webster said a man named Harold had come to her apartment while Roger Young and Gentry were there discussing the trailer and tractor. Harold said he wanted them and would trade the two men 4 ounces of methamphetamine for the items. The next night, she said, Gentry was driving a maroon GMC truck they had allegedly stolen. Gentry ran from police and they got away by running into a field after dumping the truck. Webster said Young rode in the truck and had a part in stealing it.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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