Johnathan Lee Weems, 20, was out on bond since March 2016 but did not appear for two straight scheduled court appearances on Dec. 21, 2016 and Jan. 4, 2017 as a trial originally scheduled for Feb. 7 drew near. A warrant was put out for Weems' arrest, who was later arrested in Muskogee on Jan. 25.
According to a document filed in the case, Weems is accused of having "failed to provide necessary food and care and well-being and with force and violence threw a cat against the wall."
Weems faces up to five years in prison or up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $5,000 if convicted of the crime, and he faces a maximum of 35 years in prison if convicted of the other two counts stemming from the alleged rape.
Weems was ordered to complete a mental health psychosexual evaluation in 2016 as part of the pretrial process.
(STW News Press - Feb 20, 2017)