JAY – A Grove man accused of the shooting a Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputy has withdrawn his plea agreement, claiming he didn’t know the agreement required that he had to register as a violent offender.
Jeremy Ray James, 31, appeared in district court Monday morning and withdrew his plea of guilty and asked for a jury trial.
On Sept. 11, James pled guilty to shooting with intent to kill and received a 20-year sentence, 10 years to be served with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, and 10 years served under the supervision of the state’s Probation and Parole Department.
James would have served 85% of the 10 years before he would have been eligible for release.
He was also to pay $10,000 in restitution, and $1,500 in fines.
Upon his release, he would have been required to register under the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act every 90 days for the rest of his life.
On June 14, Deputy Steve Brownell was shot with a .22 caliber rifle, sustaining injuries to his upper arm.
At the time Brownell and officers Rick Pike and Matt North were responding to a call made by James, who lived in the Butler Church area.
James called 911 and reported that two people were walking around in the area, “going in and out of buildings with rifles.”
He claimed that he did not know that Brownell was a law enforcement officer.
Authorities reported that James was under the influence of an intoxicating substance at the time.
He is set for the January Felony Disposition Docket where a trial date will be set.