Defendants in two cases — one involving threats made against staff at an Edmond church, the other involving a UCO victim of sexual battery — agreed to negotiated pleas with prosecutors.
In April 2013, officers arrested Michael Seockjin Moon, of Edmond, on a felony complaint of making threats to kill employees at the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, 1001 S. Rankin St., Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said in a previous report.
A church staff member said the suspect entered the church, made the alleged threat in the presence of employees and left in a car.
Monroe said officers received information that the suspect could be playing tennis, and he was detained a few minutes after 9 a.m. at the Edmond Racquet Club, 425 Lilac Drive. Monroe said the suspect was not armed when he was arrested and no weapons were found at his residence.
In February 2013, prosecutors filed a misdemeanor threatening to perform an act of violence charge against Moon.
On Feb. 13, 2014, Moon appeared in court and entered a plea of guilty, according to court records. Sentencing is deferred until February 2015. During the interim period, the defendant will be supervised by the DA’s office and attend counseling.
Moon was ordered to pay court costs including a $50 victim’s compensation assessment fee.
SEXUAL BATTERY CASE
On Oct. 9, 2012, prosecutors filed a felony sexual battery charge against Elvis J. Perkins, of Guthrie,
In September 2012, University of Central Oklahoma officers said Perkins approached a first-year male student on the campus and asked to see his dorm room. The incident, which involved alleged inappropriate touching, occurred inside the room, officers said.
In a previous report, UCO spokesman Charlie Johnson said the victim struck up an acquaintance with the defendant, who was not enrolled at the Edmond university.
On Feb. 10, 2014, Perkins pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, according to court records. He was sentenced to 30 days deferred with 30 days of supervision by the DA’s office.
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