The Edmond Sun

December 3, 2013

Edmond officer arrests Logan Co. suspect

Man faces 3 pornography-related charges

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — An officer arrested an Edmond resident wanted on a Logan County warrant, according to an incident report.

In November 2011, prosecutors filed felony charges in Logan County District Court alleging Jimmy Ray Hilton, 67, distributed and possessed child pornography and that he violated the Computer Crimes Act, according to court records.

In June 2013, the defendant voluntarily waived his right to a preliminary hearing and a trial court arraignment. Following numerous delays, some of which were requested by the defendant, the case was reset for continued pretrial on Dec. 20.

In July, the defendant entered a plea of not guilty.

On Nov. 15, the defendant did not appear in court but his attorney did appear. Bond was forfeited and doubled, set at $70,000 total on all three counts. A bench warrant was issued for failure to appear.

On Nov. 19, officers served the warrant and the defendant was arrested in Edmond at his home on Shirley Lane by Police Officer Gregg Regier, according to the incident report filed by Regier. He was booked into the city jail and then transferred to the Logan County jail.

On Monday, the bondsperson agreed to the bond being reinstated. The defendant, who was released on bond, was ordered to appear in Logan County court on Dec. 20.

Albert Hoch, listed in court records as Hilton’s attorney, was not available for comment Tuesday.

In July 2011, OSBI agents and Guthrie police officers arrested Hilton on complaints of distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography and violation of the Computer Crimes Act, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said in a previous report. At the time, Hilton lived at a north Edmond address in Logan County.

Authorities served a search warrant on Hilton’s home and seized several computers. | 341-2121, ext. 108