A 21-year-old Wyandotte man is facing three felony charges and two misdemeanors following an accident on New Year's day that injured a 4-year-old girl.
Authorities say Terry Lewis Sapp supplied alcohol to three 15-year-old passengers in his vehicle then allowed one of the teens to drive.
According to the accident report, a 15-year-old Grove male was driving Sapp's vehicle through a field two miles southwest of Fairland on Monday afternoon. Sapp, a 15-year-old Miami girl, a 15-year-old girl from Guymon and her 4-year-old sister were all passengers in the 2005 Ford F-350 truck.
“The vehicle was driving around in the field at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and struck a tree,” Trooper Jack Rhinehart said. “The 4-year-old was taken by helicopter to St. John's in Tulsa for immediate surgery for severely broken leg and hip.”
Rhinehart said Sapp was extremely uncooperative and belligerent at the scene.
“He lied about his entire involvement in this case and was arrested for obstruction,” Rhinehart said. “Upon arrest, a spring-loaded switchblade knife was taken from his jean pocket.”
Rhinehart said Sapp was very disrespectful to all parties he dealt with after being arrested.
“He was the only adult in the vehicle, he supplied beer to the teens and allowed a 15-year-old to drive the vehicle that resulted in a 4-year-old being injured,” Rhinehart said.
According to court records, Sapp stated he should be considered a hero because, when the 4-year-old was pinned in the truck, he used a tractor and pulled the door off to free her.
Instead, Sapp has been charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing a police officer.
Sapp is currently in custody at Ottawa County Jail pending a $5,000 bond.