The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 28, 2013

Enid man arraigned for felony theft

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — An Enid man arrested by sheriff’s deputies Monday after being followed from Grant County by a farmer reporting a theft was arraigned on a felony charge.

Jerry Wayne Seward, 30, appeared Thursday before Special District Judge Brian Lovell on a felony complaint of knowingly concealing stolen property.

The charge is punishable by up to five years imprisonment, a year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was in contact with a farmer who said he was following a silver four-door Dodge pickup that just left a farm, after loading a motorcycle into its truck bed.

The caller said the pickup did not belong at the farm and left in a hurry, according to the affidavit. The caller followed the Dodge as it drove from Grant County through Garfield County, losing the motorcycle from the bed of the truck at an intersection. The caller said the truck stopped at Boomer and Phillips.

After interviewing two occupants of the vehicle, Deputy Laura Roberts placed Seward under arrest on a complaint of knowingly concealing stolen property.

Seward initially said another man loaded the motorcycle into the truck, but then said he loaded the motorcycle into the pickup and lost it when he tried to get away, according to the affidavit.

Seward is being held in lieu of $2,500 bond, and was ordered to return to court May 6 for a bond appearance.