Blackwell mayor enters guilty pleas to felony charges; Sentencing deferred for seven years

July 29, 2022 | Courts

NEWKIRK — Blackwell mayor Thomas J. Greenfield, 43, agreed to a plea deal in Kay County District Court Thursday and is now a convicted felon who must resign his mayoral seat by Saturday and be on probation for seven years.

Greenfield entered guilty pleas to felony counts of conspiracy, fraud, and three counts of embezzlement that were filed on Aug. 24, 2021, by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

In addition to a seven year deferred sentence and having to resign, Judge David Wilkie ordered Greenfield to pay $500 in fines and an undetermined amount in restitution.

He was represented by attorney Eddie Wyant.

According to the Kay County Court Clerk’s office the amount of restitution will be determined by the City of Blackwell and Greenfield has reportedly agreed to pay whatever amount the city determines is owed.

Greenfield is accused of profiting $129,489.50 from transactions involving G&C Concrete, the City of Tonkawa and the City of Blackwell over a span of three years.

Also charged in the case is Tonkawa city manager, Kirk Eugene Henderson, 62, who is facing felony charges of conspiracy and fraud and former Blackwell city manager Thomas Lynn “Chip” Outhier, 68, Tonkawa, who also faces conspiracy and fraud.

Henderson is represented by Grace Yates and is set to return to court on Aug. 22.

Ouithier is set to return to court on Sept. 19 and is represented by Enid attorney David Henneke.

District Attorney Brian Hermanson and assistant Billie Chrz are prosecuting the cases.

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