Former Commissioner Schieber found guilty

February 14, 2020 | Courts|Featured

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NEWKIRK — Former Kay County Commissioner Dwight Dee Schieber, 66, is now convicted of six misdemeanor charges of willful violation of law regulating official conduct. He was found not guilty on the seventh count.

A jury of four men and two women took nearly 90 minutes to reach the verdict. The jury recommended a sentence of six months in the county jail on five of the six charges, and nine months in jail on the other charge for a total of three- years and three months.

They also recommended a $500 fine on each of the charges.

Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler scheduled sentencing for 2 p.m. on March 6. Schieber’s attorney Jarrod Stevenson asked that Schieber be allowed to remain free on bond. 

Kistler allowed Schieber to execute a personal recognizance bond.

Closing arguments

The jury spent most of Thursday afternoon listening to closing arguments from Canadian County Assistant District Attorney Austin Murrey and Schieber’s defense attorney Jarrod Stevenson. At 5 p.m. Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler allowed the jury to break for the day. Thursday morning, Murrey gave his final closing statements which took 30 minutes. The jury started deliberations at 9:30 p.m. and reached a verdict shortly after 11 a.m.

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