Standifer was charged with: Racketeering, conspiracy, keeping a dog for fighting, instigating a dogfight, facilitating a dog fight, cruelty to animals, keeping a place or equipment for dog fighting.
Standifer was convicted on June 24, 2005 on six charges. Unfortunately, it looks like the judge gave him 7 years in prison for each crime, but ordered that they be served concurrently (all at the same time) rather than consecutively (which would be one after the other).
If the judge had taken a real stand against animal abusers he would have ordered that he serve the sentences consecutively. If he had, Standifer would have been sentenced to 49 years in prison.
Instead, Standifer headed off to serve his 7-year sentence but didn't even have to serve half of that time. In face, he was released after just 2 years, 4 months, 2 days. Pathetic.
Aliases: Steve R. Standifer, Steve Standifer
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Weight: 189 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Birth Date: 3/24/1960
OK DOC#: 204279
Court: HUGHES COUNTY COURT
- OWN, POSSESS, KEEP, OR TRAIN DOG FOR FIG
- INSTIGATING OR ENCOURAGING DOGFIGHT
- SERVICING OR FACILITATING A DOGFIGHT
- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
- KEEP PLACE, EQUIP, FAC FOR DOG FIGHTING
- CULTIVATION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Term code: Incarceration
Conviction date: 6/24/2005
Sentence begins: 10/13/2005
Of course, Steve is no stranger to crime. Before he got busted torturing and killing animals, he was arrested back in March 1992 in Pottawatomie County. He was convicted of "CULTIVATION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE" (aka marijuana) and "DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN POSSESSION W/INTENT TO SELL" (aka being a drug dealer).
Again, even though he was given 4 years (48 months), they let him serve them concurrently (at the same time) so that was immediately cut in half to just 24 months.
And he didn't even have to serve half of that 24 month sentence. If you look at his enter/exit dates (3/26/1992 - 2/20/1993), you'll see that he only served 10 months, 25 days. That's not even half his sentence.
Criminals have no reason to stop committing crimes. Sentences are a joke. When the news reporter tells us someone is "facing up to 40 years in prison", it's all a joke b/c they'll be out in 7 months.