, Muskogee, OK

Local News

February 23, 2013

Warner man admits string of crimes

— A Warner man pleaded guilty Friday to a crime spree last spring that involved burglaries and arsons.

Jonathan David Castleberry, 34, pleaded guilty to:

• First-degree arson.

• Third-degree arson.

• Three counts of second-degree burglary.

• Grand larceny.

• Larceny of an automobile.

• Larceny from a house.

• Escape from arrest or detention.

Castleberry was sentenced to 20 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, with eight years of incarceration and the rest of the time on probation, Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore said.

Castleberry was arrested April 3, 2012, after he left a trail of destruction through Warner.

Warner Police Chief Terry Thompson said Castleberry stole a motor vehicle and then burglarized another. He then crashed the stolen vehicle into a ditch.

Then, Thompson said, Castleberry stole items from a shed at 402 Third Ave. and set the back porch of a house at the address on fire. The blaze spread to the house.

Castleberry then burglarized and burned another vehicle, then burglarized three more houses. Thompson said that when a homeowner confronted Castleberry, he ran away. He was arrested about two hours later. He resisted officers and was subdued by a Taser.

Moore said Castleberry is set for a March 27 restitution hearing, where prosecutors will request he pay back the damage he caused to his victims.

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2903 or

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.