D.A. asks for Murder Suspect’s Bond to be Revoked after Unsanctioned Trip to Waffle House
Beverly Cantrell - January 7, 2022 11:53 am
GUTHRIE, Okla. (KOKH) — Logan County District Attorney Laura Thomas is asking a judge to revoke the bond of Daniel Triplett, the man accused of killing Brent Mack last fall and burying him under a septic tank the two were installing.
Triplett was released on $500,000 bond in December.
“When she spoke the words ‘I’m going to grant bond in the amount of $500,000’ it was unreal to me,” said the victim’s brother, Troy Franklin-Smith, a few days after Triplett was released on bond.
In a motion filed on Thursday, DA Thomas said Triplett was a risk to the community and had violated his bond several times.
As part of his bond, Triplett could only leave his house to visit his attorney, go to doctor appointments, or for future court dates.
“Subsequently, it has been brought to the attention of the State that the defendant has repeatedly violated the court’s orders regarding his bond conditions,” Thomas wrote.
Thomas detailed three violations:
- On December 15, 2021, Triplett visited the Waffle House on I-35 in Oklahoma City
- On January 4, 2022, Triplett visited a convenience store on Sooner and Seward in Guthrie
- On January 4, 2022, Triplett conducted business at Oklahoma State Bank
Thomas said Guthrie police were notified of the last unsanctioned trip by an employee at the bank who knew Triplett wasn’t allowed to leave his house.
Triplett has been charged with 1st Degree Murder and Desecration of a Human Corpse. Triplett is accused of shooting Mack to death and then burying him under a septic system the pair were installing.
A bond revocation hearing will be held on January 14th.
Dan Triplett mugshot (FILE)