Motion filed to revoke former superintendent’s bond

Beverly Bryant - January 15, 2020 1:18 pm

Gary Young

By Beverly Bryant/News Director

Kay County District Attorney Brian T. Hermanson, through Assistant District Attorney Tom C. Lane Sr., filed a motion to revoke bond for former Peckham School Superintendent Gary Martin Young on Tuesday in the Kay County District Court.

Young faces six felony charges, including:

  • Three counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16;
  • Two counts of cause/procure/permit injury or sex abuse to a child;
  • Blackmail.

A judge set bond at $50,000 on Dec. 18, 2019, and set conditions on Young’s release.

Young is required to wear an ankle monitor and submit to daily in-home alcohol testing, the order said.

He is required to remain on house arrest with the exception of attending medical appointments, religious services and meetings with his attorney in Oklahoma City, going by the shortest and most direct route.

He is also restricted from entering the Township of Peckham and is to have no contact with the victims, Peckham School staff members or any listed witnesses in the case, excluding his wife.

The court also ordered that Young have no firearms in the home, and he is to have daily check-ins with Alternative Sentencing Solutions. If there is any violation, Alternative Sentencing Solutions must immediately contact the Blackwell Police Department,  the Kay County Sheriff’s Office and the Kay County District Attorney’s Office.

The motion to revoke bond alleged there was information that Young had violated the conditions of his bond on Dec. 22, 2019, and on Jan. 6, 2020, by going to the Blackwell Walmart store.

The motion also alleges that in addition to this being a location where Young is not to be, one of his juvenile victims works at this store and that Young knew that.

The motion alleges that the Major Crime Unit of the 8th District Attorney’s office was notified of the alleged violations of Young’s bond conditions and conducted an investigation. An officer of the unit retrieved video evidence and other evidence from the Blackwell Walmart and interviewed witnesses who placed Young at the store in violation of the bond conditions.

The motion requested an immediate hearing on the violations and requested Young’s previous bond be revoked and Young be placed in custody with a new bond.

Young’s attorney, Mack Martin of Oklahoma City, was served by email and fax, according to a certificate of delivery on the motion.

A call to the District Attorney’s Office for an update on Young’s status was not immediately returned Wednesday.






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