When the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board meets this month, two killers and a rapist will be considered for parole.
• David H. Johns, 59, was convicted in May 1983 of the Dec. 7, 1981, murder of Thomas Crossland. Crossland died after Johns shot him three times outside Crossland’s home on Summit Street. The shooting was the result of a robbery attempt.
• John Henry "Blowpop" Oliver, 63, was convicted in 1978 of the Sept. 5, 1977, execution-style slaying of Bob Bearfield during a robbery.
Bearfield managed a recently opened Dairy Queen at 30th Street and Okmulgee Avenue. He was shot twice in the head, and approximately $1,400 was taken from the store. Bearfield had just moved to Muskogee and had gotten married two weeks before his murder.
• Donald W. Logsdon, 44, was given two consecutive life sentences for raping and brutally beating a 10-year-old girl before leaving her for dead on railroad tracks near North York Street on July 25, 1995.
The Pardon and Parole Board will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 12-14, at the Kate Barnard Correctional Center in Oklahoma City.
Victims or victims’ representatives may testify before the board. Video conferencing is used to conduct personal appearance hearings.
A victim or victim’s representative who wishes to appear at a hearing may notify the board.
Information: Pardon and Parole Board, 2915 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 405, Oklahoma City, OK 73106, or call (405) 521-6600.
JOHNS, David H. First-degree murder. Life. Sentence began July 1983.
LEMLEY, Sean W. Possession of controlled dangerous substance. 20 years. Sentence began February 2017.
LOGSDON, Donald W. First-degree rape. Life. Sentence began January 1996.
OLIVER, John H. First-degree murder. Life. Sentence began June 1978.
PIERCE, Bobbie J. Possession of controlled dangerous substance. 20 years. Sentence began July 2018.
PRATER, Aaron L. Possession of controlled dangerous substance. 15 years. Sentence began January 2017.
RUIZ, Alberto M. Eluding a police officer. Four years. Sentence began March 2019.
CHRISTLE, Edward L. Jr. Possession of controlled substance in the presence of a minor or within 1,000 feet of a school or park. 20 years. Sentence began January 2018.
ALEXANDER, Christopher D. Failure to notify address change as sex offender. Three years. Sentence began August 2018.
MURRAY, Roy N. Possession of firearm after former conviction. 10 years. Sentence began September 2017.