Perkins resident wanted in Kay County on stolen property charge

March 27, 2023 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A Perkins resident convicted in Creek and Payne counties on grand larceny charges is wanted in Kay County on a felony count of knowingly receiving and or concealing stolen property after a felony conviction.

The charge was filed against Jeffery Thomas Roberts, 44, Perkins, by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture on May 23, 2022.

Agent Ryan Hensley reports that on Nov. 15, 2021, he assisted the Osage County Sheriff’s Department investigator Jamie Wilson with a stolen property case.

Jeffery Thomas Roberts

During which, agents were informed that Roberts allegedly stole a large aluminum four horse slant trailer from a location in Logan County.

On Nov. 25, 2021, Hensley executed a search warrant at Roberts’ home in Perkins.

Officials report that multiple stolen items were located including a 2005 Fleetwood Prowler Camper reported stolen in Osage County.

Wilson reportedly learned of a fifth wheel reported stolen in Payne County. It was reportedly later located in Newkirk.

On Dec. 1, Roberts was interviewed at the Kay County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials report that he confessed to stealing multiple items including the 2015 Keystone Fusion 44 foot fifth wheel. He reportedly stated that he took the fifth wheel to a location on Gate Road However the camper was no longer there.

On Dec. 2, Roberts messaged authorities and said he found the camper and that he left it at the Newkirk Livestock Auction parking lot.

Officials report it was recovered there and that it is valued at $55,000.

In 2019 Roberts was charged in Creek County with grand larceny.

He was convicted of that charge on April 7, 2021 and given a five-year suspended sentence.

That sentence was revoked on July 19, 2022.

He was also charged with grand larceny in Payne County.

On March 21, 2023 he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to five years in prison with the last two years being suspended. He was also ordered to serve one year in the Payne County Jail on a misdemeanor drug charge.