Trial Set For Witness In Former Creek County Judge's Case

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 10:55 am
By: News On 6

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) _ A woman who went into hiding to avoid testifying in a former judge's indecency trial is now scheduled to go on trial herself.

Angela McClanahan faces a misdemeanor contempt-of-court charge for fleeing to avoid testifying in the trial of former Creek County District Judge Donald Thompson.

Thompson was charged with felony indecent exposure and a misdemeanor of misusing his state computer.

Prosecutors say McClanahan was needed to identify Thompson as the man in computer photos and her disappearance led to dropping the computer charge. Thompson was convicted on the felony indecency charges and sentenced to four years in prison.

Special prosecutor Pattye High says McClanahan's attorney rejected an offer of a three-month suspended sentence and $250 fine if she pleads guilty. McClanahan faces up to six months in the county jail if convicted.