Local woman arrested for burglary while on probation
By Ken Childers
Less than a month after being sentenced to probation on burglary charges, a Paden woman was arrested for allegedly breaking into a shop building in rural Okfuskee County.
Kyra Rashelle Vasquez, 23, was arrested on Jan. 16 by Undersheriff Logan Manshack after he responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a home near Paden. On July 21, Vasquez entered a plea of guilty to two felony charges of second-degree burglary and received one year of probation for each count. On Aug. 13, barely one month after her sentencing, Vasquez was again arrested by Manshack, this time as he investigated a burglary in the Boley area.
In the latest incident, Manshack was dispatched to 369114 Highway 62 on reports of a burglary in progress. According to an affidavit, Manshack meet with Boley Police Chief Richard Hammett, who told Manshack that he had just observed two people, later identified as Vasquez and Ryan Robison, on his property.
Hammett said Vasquez and Robison attempted to flee from him, but he was able to apprehend and detain them until Manshack and Creek Nation Lighthorse officers arrived. Lighthorse police were called because Robison is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and under the recent McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, Robison is not subject to state jurisdiction.
Manshack wrote in the affidavit that he placed Vasquez in the front seat of his vehicle then read her Miranda rights to her. Vasquez said she understood her rights and would talk to Manshack. She told Manschack that she really wanted to buy the house and was just there to look at it, but Robison “had other plans.”
Vasquez said that Robison had cut the chain that was stretched across the driveway with bolt cutters and while they were looking around the property, they entered a shop building. Vasquez told Manshack that she took a water bottle camping pack and Robison took a tent from the shop and they placed both items in the back seat of their car. According to the affidavit, Robison admitted to Lighthorse Officer Robert Frost that he and Vasquez had broken into the building, and Frost’s inventory of the vehicle yielded the tent and the water bottle camping pack.
Manshack transported Vasquez to the Okfuskee County Jail where she was booked and charged with second-degree burglary. Bond was set at $20,000 and court records indicate she made her initial court appearance last Thursday.
In the January case, Manshack was dispatched to a residence near Paden on reports of a burglary in process. Vasquez was one of three suspects caught by the reporting party and was held on the property until law enforcement arrived.
According to an affidavit, Vasquez admitted to breaking into the house previously with another suspect and taking some DVDs but said she did not take anything else. She was uncertain about the date, but thought it was before Dec. 31, 2019. She also said she thought the house was abandoned.
Court records show that Vasquez waived her right to a preliminary hearing in the January case and requested supervised probation. She was sentenced to one year of probation for each count of burglary and was also ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.