DETAILS: Sgt. Brett Barnett, of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, was driving west on 43rd Street North on Dec. 18, when he noticed a pickup truck in front of him had no functioning taillights.
Deputy Barnett pulled over the pickup and made contact with the driver, who was identified as Kyle Ryan Hodges. Deputy Barnett asked Hodges for his driver’s license and Hodges reportedly said he did not have it with him and provided an Oklahoma ID card.
Barnett did a records check and found that Hodges’ driver’s license had expired in 2018. Barnett also reportedly learned that Hodges had two felony convictions in the state of Oklahoma, one in 2015 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and another in 1994 for second-degree burglary.
Barnett additionally learned that Hodges was on a seven-year deferred sentence arrangement for allegedly bringing contraband into a penal institution in Grady County, and he appeared to have outstanding warrants from Caddo County.
Barnett had Hodges step out of the pickup and informed the motorist of his driver’s license status and the possibility of Caddo County warrants. Barnett reportedly asked Barnett if there was anything in the pickup that would be considered illegal, and asked for and received consent to search the vehicle.
During a search of the pickup, Barnett reportedly found a black zippered bag that contained suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, and a glass smoking pipe with a grayish residue. Barnett also reportedly found a pistol in a leather holster. The pistol was reportedly loaded with a clip containing .22-caliber long rifle ammunition.
In a hearing Dec. 19 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Hodges and set his bail at $10,000.
CHARGES: Possession of firearms after conviction or during probation; possession of a controlled dangerous substance (two counts), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; and improper tail lamps/tag lamps
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