A handful of inmates have been transferred from Garvin County jail to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to begin serving prison sentences.

Officials from the Garvin County Sheriff's Office released the names of eight inmates sent to DOC facilities.

One inmate is Thomas “T.J.” Lewis, 38, of Wynnewood, who is beginning a prison term coming from a domestic assault and battery conviction. Others are:

Budle Johnson, 48, of Davis for a burglary conviction.

Jorge Pachero Guerrero, 27, of Caddo Mills, Texas for failure to remain at the scene of an accident and drunk driving.

Jason D. Knight, 41, of McAlester for a previous sentence from a bail jumping conviction.

Wesley Arnold, 32, of Pauls Valley for firearm possession.

Brittney German, 30, Oklahoma City for a sentence revoked in an assault and battery on police officer case.

Miranda Dibler, 35, of Wynnewood for drug possession.

Tamria Dean, 36, of Pauls Valley for drug possession.

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In other area news, a contract has been awarded to resurface parts of Interstate 35 in the Wynnewood area.

It was among the 38 contracts totaling $138 million awarded this month by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission to improve highways, roads and bridges in 31 counties.

The one Garvin County project calls for just over 6 ½ miles of I-35's southbound lanes to be resurfaced.

The project will go from the state Highway 29 junction south of Pauls Valley and extend south to near Wynnewood.

Cummins Construction, Inc. of Enid was awarded nearly $2.8 million for the project expected to last a scheduled 40 days.

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