Leading the way for a group of inmates headed off to prison is a Paoli man convicted of assaulting a police officer.
It was this past summer, June 22 to be exact, when Quinn Wykoff, 45, struck a Paoli officer in the head before then using his truck to ram the officer's patrol car.
The incident later led to Wykoff taking a plea deal resulting in a term of a few years in prison.
Wykoff is among a handful of inmates from the Garvin County jail who have now been transferred to the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to start their prison sentences.
About a month ago Wykoff accepted the plea deal that included five criminal charges.
One of them, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, drew a 10-year term with half suspended.
The other four charges ranging from assaulting an officer, driving a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine resulted in a term to run consecutive with the first count. In all Wykoff received a 15-year term.
The plea also involves a previous charge of assaulting his stepdaughter when he attempted to strangle her in November 2018. The girl told authorities she believed Wykoff was under the influence of methamphetamine during the attack.
Recent transfers from the jail in Pauls Valley also include Lindsey Henderson, 34, of Stratford, Tammi Giannini, 35, of Pauls Valley, Ron Singleton, 52, of Lindsay, and Sam Ahtone III, 27, of Madill.
Henderson was sentenced to a five-year term for a trio of charges, including a false personation count after she give officers her sister's name to avoid arrest on a warrant. Records show she also had methamphetamine and a drug pipe on her at the time.
Giannini had a suspended sentence revoked resulting in a prison term.
Last year she pleaded guilty to kicking a Pauls Valley police officer back in November 2017. She received an eight-year prison term with all but one suspended. That deal has since been revoked.
Singleton's sentence is from a no contest plea to a firearm possession charge after a former conviction. He received a four-year term with all but one suspended.
Records show it came after a domestic incident at his Lindsay area home this past May.
Singleton is believed to have been intoxicated when he waved a handgun around threatening to “blow holes in everything,” which included his wife and possibly other relatives.
He also had a 2006 firearms conviction in neighboring McClain County.
Ahtone pleaded no contest just last week to driving under the influence in August 2018.
He received a five-year term to run concurrent with a traffic case and felony from McClain County.