Local, State briefs
BY Staff Reports
Saturday, December 29, 2012
12/29/12 at 2:59 AM
Tulsa man handed 25-year term in child-porn case
A Tulsa man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes involving child pornography.
Shawn Edward Neihart, 48, recently pleaded guilty to separate counts of possession of, distribution of and aggravated possession of child pornography.
He also pleaded guilty to possessing obscene material involving bestiality.
As part of a plea agreement, Tulsa County District Judge Kurt Glassco imposed a split 25-year sentence that requires Neihart to spend five years on probation after completing the 20-year prison term.
A Tulsa police investigation started after Neihart reportedly distributed child pornography to an undercover Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent in May.
Neihart said he had downloaded child pornography for three or four years and said his computer hard drive had "a bunch of bad stuff on it," according to a police affidavit.
A forensic examination of the computer and hard drive indicated that Neihart had 267 image files and 675 video files that were immediately recognized as child pornography. He also had images and videos of bestiality, the affidavit states.
The charge of aggravated possession involves possessing 100 or more images of child pornography.
Neihart has been in the Tulsa Jail since Oct. 15.
- BILL BRAUN, World Staff Writer
Tulsan jailed on peeping Tom charged filed in July
Deputies on Thursday arrested a Tulsa man who is accused of watching his neighbor change clothes through a window in June.
A resident in the 5100 block of East 25th Street called police after seeing a man looking through the window of a neighboring house for two to four minutes just before midnight June 19, according to court documents.
Police determined that a 22-year-old woman in the home had just gotten out of the shower and was changing clothes as the man peered inside, Detective Eric Leverington wrote.
The caller identified Charles Dennis McNamar, 57, who lives in the same block as the caller and the victim, as the man seen peeping into the woman's home, the report states.
Investigators then questioned McNamar, who "admitted that he knowingly looked into the victim's window with the intent of trying to observe her changing clothes," Leverington wrote.
The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office filed a misdemeanor peeping Tom charge against McNamar in July, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
He was arrested about 7:30 a.m. Thursday and was released after posting $1,000 bond.
- AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writer
Driver jailed for DUI after driving into crash scene
OKLAHOMA CITY - A Shawnee woman was arrested Wednesday night on a complaint of driving under the influence after she drove her car over a curb and through the scene of a fatal accident.
Police were blocking off the scene of the crash in southwest Oklahoma City about 9:30 p.m. when a Mercury Sable hopped the curb to get around a police car and then continued driving through police tape, almost striking an officer, according to a police report.
Thomasine Nicole Harjo, 25, ignored several officers who were yelling at her to stop before she eventually put the car in park, the report says.
When police tried to talk with Harjo, she appeared disoriented and stared into the distance, the report says.
Harjo reportedly told officers she had not been drinking and was simply following the car in front of her, but police said no cars were in front of her.
- Adam Kemp, The Oklahoman