PRYOR — A Tahlequah man accused of dropping a chunk of tombstone from a turnpike overpass and hitting a motorist pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a state boot camp, a prosecutor said Friday.
Jeremy Colt McGirt, 20, pleaded Feb. 26 in Mayes County District Court.
McGirt was placed in the state’s Regimented Inmate Discipline program, said Becky Gore, assistant district attorney. The state Corrections Department boot camp is for young offenders who have never been in trouble, she said.
McGirt remains in the Mayes County jail until an opening becomes available, Gore said.
"It’s essentially a delayed sentence,” Gore said. "He is scheduled to return to court in January 2010. At that time, the judge will review his progress.”
An intoxicated McGirt and two juveniles were standing on an overpass throwing pieces of concrete onto the Cherokee Turnpike June 12, 2008, according to a probable-cause affidavit.
McGirt dropped a 110-pound granite tombstone vase, which crashed through the windshield of a tractor-trailer driven by Gerald Richard Webb of Porum. Webb was in a coma for several days after the accident and is undergoing physical therapy.