Zigler honors Robinson plea bargain, 5 years adjudicated, 90 days concurrent on two charges, larceny, conspiracy

by C.F. David

District Judge Greg Zigler on Thursday agreed to a deal made between Attorney George Leach, for defendant Matt Robinson, and District Attorney Mike Boring. In exchange for Robinson's plea of guilty to two counts of consealing stolen property and conspiracy, Zigler agreed to restitutions, fines, a five year adjudicated sentence and 90 days in the Cimarron County Jail (to run concurrently). The charges are for the alleged sale of calves belonging to Cimarron County rancher Jim Ferguson without his consent, and contend that Robinson along with James L. Boyd, Jr. met and conspired to take the calves.

Boyd has a December court date.

The investigation into the alleged theft started in late February of 2006 when New Mexico Brand Inspector Joel Gilbert contacted Cimarron County Sheriff Keith Borth with questions about the sale of six Black Angus calves at the Clayton, New Mexico sale ring. The calves, according to Gilbert, were brought to the ring and sold by Robinson. Gilbert then called Borth again on March 1 to report that Robinson had sold another eight calves.

Robinson will be responsible for a variety of court charges, and probation fees. Also, since the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is having a monetary crunch, he will have to repay his jail expenses too, a sum estimated at, $3,188.50, the first payment being due 60 days after his release.

In addition, Robinson will have to pay $1,200 in restitution.

Upon his release from the Cimarron County Jail, Robinson will be on probation until Oct. 20, 2011 and will me bound by the rules and regulations of probation.

Zigler looked at Robinson, “You understand; if I accept this plea agreement, you are making a commitment?”

“If you violate any rule, the court could decide to accelarate the judgment and you could spend ten years in prison,” Zigler explained.

Robinson answered in the affirmative.

If Robinson lives up to the courts rules and regulations, his record will be expunged upon completion of his probated sentence.

“This is a great opportunity for you,” Zigler said.

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