Bartlesville Teen Ordered To Stand Trial For Planning Attack


Thursday, February 21st 2013, 3:02 pm
By: News On 6


A Washington County judge has ordered a Bartlesville High School student to stand trial on a charge of planning to perform an act of violence.

Sammie Chavez, 18, has been in jail since his arrest in December 2012.

At Chavez's preliminary hearing on February 21, 2013, three Bartlesville Police officers testified for the state.

The first was police and school resource officer Cory Plummer who talked about the tip she got from high school students thatChavez was going to shoot up the high school.

The second officer talked about arresting Chavez at his home and finding two pages of handwritten notes describing what he was going to do.

A police detective was the third to testify.

Lt. Kevin Ickleberry told the court that during a search of Chavez's home, he found a Marlin .22 caliber rifle and also described a table Chavez's mother called "the murder table."

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Ickleberry said the table had the word "murder" written on it in several places. Next to each word there was date, which the detective said he matched to some type of mass shooting.

Chavez is set for arraignment on March 27th.