Former Blackwell city manager free on bond

January 4, 2022 | Courts

NEWKIRK — Former Blackwell city manager, Thomas Lynn “Chip” Outhier, 67, is free on $5,000 bond after being booked in the Kay County Detention Center on felony charges of conspiracy and fraud.

Outhier, Blackwell mayor T.J. Greenfield, 42, and Tonkawa city manager Kirk Eugene Henderson, 61, were charged last year with conspiracy and fraud.

Greenfield is also facing three felony charges of embezzlement.

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 story)

Outhier was booked in the county jail on Dec. 30 and is scheduled for an initial appearance on Jan. 14.

Henderson is set for a preliminary hearing on March 3.

Greenfield is set for a preliminary hearing on March 28.

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