The Norman Transcript

April 18, 2014

Crime briefs

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Man charged with embezzlement again

An Oklahoma City man previously convicted of felonies related to embezzlement was charged again Thursday in Cleveland County District Court.

Randy Scott Hicks, 37, was charged with embezzlement after fraudulently appropriating about $1,300 that had been entrusted to him to repair floors but never performed the job, the felony information states.

A warrant request filed Thursday states that in December, Hicks made an agreement with a man to replace flooring in the man’s house. Hicks received two checks from the man totaling $1,341.81 to purchase materials, the document states.

Hicks cashed the checks and received the funds but in January decided not to perform the job and did not returned any money to the victim, the warrant request said.

Most recently, Hicks was convicted in 2011 for three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. In 2008, he was convicted of embezzlement of rented property and, in 2007, two counts of uttering a forged instrument.

Hicks also was convicted of six felony charges in 2001, including bail jumping, embezzlement by employee, two counts of false and bogus check and embezzlement of rented property.

Assault on two juvenile affairs employees

A Norman teen was charged with three felonies Thursday after an alleged assault at the Southern Plains Treatment Center in January.

Madison Kourtney Payne, 18, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery on an employee of the Office of Juvenile Affairs and one count of a prisoner placing body fluid on a government employee or contractor.

Two juvenile affairs employees were trying to restrain Payne, who was a juvenile at the facility, after Payne had been involved in an assault with another juvenile resident earlier that day, according to the affidavit filed with charges.

Both employees advised deputies that Payne was “out of control and violent.” They were trying to calm and restrain Payne and place her in a room by herself in an attempt to calm her down, the affidavit said.

Payne began punching the walls and doors. Payne then pulled the hair from one of the employee’s head, punched her in the face and then kicked her in the chin, the affidavit said.

Once confined in the room, Payne still was being violent and out of control, and as another employee attempted to restrain her, she bit his right wrist and spit on him, the document states.

Injuries to both victims were photographed by deputies, as well as the shirt that contained the spit.

Employee charged with selling alcohol to minor

A Das Boot Camp employee was charged Thursday for selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Joshua Azzam Rehanek, 26, of Norman, also faces a misdemeanor charge of selling liquor without a license.

An underage confidential informant and an agent with the State of Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission were doing compliance checks in January when the underage informant ordered a drink from Rehanek, according to the affidavit filed with the charges.

Rehanek did not ask the informant for her identification or ask for her age and brought the drink to her, the affidavit said.

–– By Jessica Bruha, Transcript Staff Writer

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