MIAMI- Charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and an amended DUI to leaving the scene of a personal injury, William Lee Alan Barnes, 29, of Miami, entered a plea of guilty/no contest in Ottawa County District Court on Dec. 19. Represented by attorney Doug Pewitt, Barnes received a sentence of 12 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections with all but the first six years suspended, fines and costs to the first count, and a suspended sentence of 12 months in the Ottawa County Jail on count two to run concurrently with count one. These charges stemmed from a June 22, 2015, charge.
Barnes, 29, of Miami, was also arrested on Jan. 15, 2016 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
According to the Miami Police report by Officer Andrew Hanson, he was patrolling on North Main Street in Miami when he conducted a pedestrian check on Barnes at 2:03 a.m. on Jan. 15.
"I asked William if I could pat him down for weapons for officer safety," Hanson says in his report. "William continued to get nervous and began to question why I wanted to pat him down."
Murphy then admitted to having a pipe, which the officer retrieved. The pipe contained a white residue which field tested positive for methamphetamine.