GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – The Logan County District Attorney is asking a judge to revoke the bond of a former council member Guthrie, who was accused of shooting his employee dead.
Mack has was found buried under the septic tank on October 22.
Surveillance footage shows both Triplett and Mack driving to the work site last September, but only Triplett left the scene.
On October 25th, Triplett has been charged with first degree murder and disposing of a body.
He was released from custody after he was handed over $500,000 bond on December 7.
“Everybody has the right to a bond hearing, no matter what crime they are charged with,” said attorney Ed Blau. “And in this particular case, I understand that the judge heard the evidence and the judge, based on the totality of the circumstances, made his decision.”
Attorney Blau was not involved in Triplett’s case, but offered his expert advice on the terms and conditions of the bond.
Triplett is only allowed to leave the house to get medical care, see a lawyer, or attend court dates.
However, Attorney Laura Austin Thomas of Logan Co., claimed Triplett violated the conditions of his bond.
According to court documents, Triplett visited Oklahoma City Waffle House on December 15, a convenience store and Guthrie bank on January 4.
One of the bank’s employees called the police when they spotted him.
Court documents also reveal Triplett’s movements were tracked by a GPS monitoring device.
Cleveland County Court Service, who oversees the ankle device, sent an email to Guthrie Police Lieutenant Mark Bruning, who is also the lead investigator in this case, an email about Triplett’s movements. This fulfills the request of Lieutenant Bruning.
Part of the email read: “He (Triplett) has been informed that he only goes to approved appointments. I just talked to him about stopping at the bank on my way home from an appointment with (attorney). He knows that his breakpoint is being reported back to the DA and that he is violating his constraint. I told him to contact his attorney immediately.”
“You know, for him to be somewhere he shouldn’t be, that represents a pretty blatant disregard for the judge’s order,” Blau said. “And I don’t expect the judge to stand up for that. The judges are very harsh when a defendant does not follow their orders about what they are allowed to do in this particular case.”
According to court documents, DA Thomas wants his bond called for “risks to the community and willful violation of a court order.”
Triplett is scheduled to return to court on Friday, January 14 in the presence of the judge who issued Triplett’s bail.
https://kfor.com/news/local/logan-county-da-seeks-to-revoke-bond-of-oklahoma-murder-suspect-accused-of-killing-employee/ Logan County DA seeks to recover bond of Oklahoma murder suspect accused of employee murder