John Henry Allen Jr.
John Henry Allen Jr.

Five Comanche County inmates with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections were denied parole when the Pardon and Parole Board met earlier this month.

Those denied included John Henry Allen, Jr., 70, who is serving a 1,000-year sentence for a first-degree rape conviction. Allen received the lengthy sentence in February 1992, which included consideration of two or more felony convictions prior to the rape charge. He began serving his sentence with the DOC in March 1992. The charge was filed April 9, 1991, in the Comanche County District Court.

Also denied were:

Jakobe James Walker, 23, who is serving a five-year sentence with the DOC for his October 2019 conviction of assault with intent to commit a felony.

Siles McCray Burns, 20, who is serving a 10-year sentence for robbery in the second degree. He entered a guilty plea on April 25, 2019 and received a sentence with the DOC of seven years to serve and three years suspended.

Sy Opper Jordan, 55, who is serving a life sentence and has many consecutive sentences attached to his case, including first degree rape and forcible sodomy. He was last considered for parole in March 2018 and was denied. The felony was filed in 1984.

Andre Theroux Penn, 45, who is serving a life sentence for murder in the first degree. He entered DOC in December 1994 and was last considered by the board for parole in March 2018, for which he was denied.

Parole recommendations

Two Comanche County inmates with the DOC received a favorable nod from the Pardon and Parole Board and their recommendations will be sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt for final consideration. They include:

John Thomas Blevins, 34, who is serving a 20-year sentence (with 15 years suspended) with the DOC for a conviction of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He pleaded guilty to the charge and began his sentence on April 30, 2019. His parole recommendation includes substance abuse treatment, a mental health evaluation and follow up treatment recommendation and 12 months of mandatory urine analysis.

Maurice Demont Edwards, 43, who pleaded guilty in March 2009 to trafficking in illegal drugs. He began his 20-year sentence with the DOC in October 2009. Edwards was last considered for parole in December 2019 and was denied. His parole recommendation includes substance abuse treatment, evaluation and follow up treatment recommendations and 12 months of mandatory UAs.

Stricken from list

Quriom Devon Edwards, 35, who pleaded guilty in May 2008 to trafficking in illegal drugs and began a 15-year sentence with the DOC. His name was stricken from the Pardon and Parole list.

Also, not appearing on the docket results were the following:

Laura Gail Quinn, 50, who is serving a 10-year sentence (seven years suspended) with the DOC for a December 2020 conviction on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

Cary Lashawn Rogans, 24, who is serving a 15-year sentence with the DOC for possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. He began his term in October 2009 and has a federal detainer case.