Court Of Criminal Appeals Upholds Guilty Verdict for Former Kay County Commissioner Dee Schieber
Beverly Cantrell - September 22, 2021 7:00 am
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the guilty decision reached by a Kay County jury in the case against former county commissioner Dee Schieber.
In March of 2020, a jury found Schieber guilty on six of seven misdemeanor charges of a willful violation of law regulating official conduct.
The jury recommended a sentence of six months in the county jail on five of the six charges and nine months in jail on the other charge for a total of 39 months and $500 fines on each of the charges.
Former county commissioner Tyson Rowe and Scheiber were charged with several crimes on March 31, 2017, by the Oklahoma State Auditor’s office.
Rowe entered no-contest pleas to three charges of embezzlement of county property; two felony charges of embezzlement by a county officer; embezzlement by a public officer, and nine felony charges of a willful violation of law regulating official conduct in 2019. Racketeering charges were dismissed. Rowe was ordered to pay restitution and received a 10-year-deferred sentence and a one-year suspended sentence on the misdemeanor charges. He served 90 days in the county jail.
After the jury’s decision in the Schieber case, Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler sentenced Schieber to nine months in the Kay County Detention Center.
Schieber’s attorney Jarrod Stevenson then filed an appeal and Schieber was released on a $10,000 appeal bond.
On Sept. 16, The Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the judgment and sentence of the trial court. Schieber was then booked in the county jail on September 20, 2021.