Okey S. Baker

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — Okey S. Baker, 46, Harrisville, was arrested for violating home confinement July 9.

Baker was sentenced in April 2019 to 98 days in jail for being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm, and one to five years for fleeing from an officer in a vehicle with reckless indifference.

Those sentences were to run consecutively, with the shorter one first.

In spite of Baker’s lengthy criminal history, and the objections of Prosecutor Sam Rogers, the defendant was ordered to serve his sentence on home confinement.

Sgt. C. D. Cox, Ritchie County Sheriff’s Department, along with other officers, went to Baker’s residence on Davys Run Road for a home confinement check.

When asked to submit to a urine test, the defendant stated, “I’m not going to waste your guys’ time, there is no use of testing me, I’ll fail.”

Baker voluntarily signed a form, admitting to using meth that morning.

He was arrested for violating home confinement by using drugs, and was transported to North Central Regional Jail after processing at the Sheriff’s Department.