BY C.L. Harmon/Publisher

A Stroud man who was arrested on a First Degree Burglary charge last September in a Mannford residence, has pleaded guilty to an amended charge and others recently in a Creek County court.

Colby Dane Pitts’ Count 1 charge was amended to a Misdemeanor Breaking & Entering from the arresting charge of First Degree Burglary. He received a two Year Deferred judgement, a $250.00 Special Assessment cost and $150.00 Victims Comp cost.

On Count 2, Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, he also received a two Year deferred sentence, $150.00 Special Assessment And court costs . As for Count 3, Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, it was dismissed with cost.


A phone call to Mannford Police Department reported a burglary in progress. A unit was dispatched. Upon arriving, Officer Waltman of Mannford PD made contact with Aubrey Tiemey and Arvid Aadah. Tiemey was pointing a loaded firearm inside her residence at a young male who was later identified as Pitts. Bagwill entered the residence and noticed that Pitts was resting on a bar stool inside the kitchen and dressed in shorts, a t-shirt only and wearing socks without shoes. His hands were resting in his lap and he appeared to be unarmed so Bagwill placed him in handcuffs. While escorting Pitts to his patrol car, Pitts allegedly made the statement that they (residents of the home) owed him $60 and he didn’t “like it when people owe him money. An inventory of the vehicle, which was registered to Pitts, produced marijuana and a smoking pipe with a smell of burnt weed, reports indicate.