Court date held for Blackwell mayor

December 6, 2021 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A status docket was held in Kay County District Court for Blackwell mayor Thomas J. Greenfield, 42, on Friday.

Greenfield is facing three felony charges of embezzlement, one count of fraud and one count of conspiracy.

Also charged in the case is Tonkawa city manager, Kirk Eugene Henderson, 61, who is facing felony charges of conspiracy and fraud and former Blackwell city manager Thomas Lynn “Chip” Outhier, 67, Tonkawa, who faces the same charges as Greenfield.

According to the information filed by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent Richard Brown, Greenfield is accused of profiting $129,489.50 from transactions involving G&C Concrete, the City of Tonkawa and the City of Blackwell. The transactions spanned three years. (see related stories)

Greenfield appeared before Judge Bandy on Aug. 24 and his bond was reduced from $25,000 to $500. (To see how Greenfield’s bond reduction compares with others charged with embezzlement click here.)

During Friday’s status docket, a preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 28. Greenfield is represented by attorney Eddie Wyant of Enid.

Henderson is scheduled for a status docket on Dec. 17. During his initial appearance, bond was reduced from $5,000 to $1,000. He is represented by Ponca City attorney Grace Yates.

A warrant remains issued for Outhier with bond endorsed at $5,000. According to the Oklahoma voting registration records, Outhier now lives in Okeene.