Gary cop no longer a fugitive, court appearance set for next week
by Lori Caldwell email@example.com|648-3258 October 30, 2012 5:40PM
Marla Guye, Gary Police officer. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 1, 2012 4:44PM
GARY — Call off the marshals, Patrolman Marla Guye isn’t a fugitive.
“There’s no warrant,” Lincoln County, Okla., criminal court clerk Cindy Kirby said.
On Monday, when both Guye, 29, and her boyfriend, Terrance Gee, 25, were scheduled to appear for an initial hearing on trafficking marijuana charges, she was not in court.
The assistant district attorney asked for an arrest warrant and $100,000 bail.
But Guye’s lawyer had already visited and obtained a Nov. 5 court date for his client.
While Gee was standing before the judge and obtaining a copy of his charges, the prosecutor “didn’t realize” there were other arrangements for Guye.
It’s all been sorted out now, Kirby said.
Guye and her lawyer are scheduled for next week.
She and Gee face a prison penalty of four years to life on the charge if convicted. But Gee could see a tougher sentence because of his prior robbery conviction in Porter County. He was sentenced to eight years on that conviction.
The couple were arrested Oct. 23 near Chandler, Okla., on the Turner Turnpike as they drove from Phoenix to Indiana.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer found 48 pounds of marijuana in the Ford Escape that Guye had rented for their return trip.
They both told police they had flown to Phoenix for a one-day visit and were returning to Indiana.