Tulsa Man Awarded Bond Reduction

Marquis M. Gilkey a 30 year old man from Tulsa county was released from Pittsburg County on a $15,000 bond in late January. Gilkey is accused of forcing a woman to help him fly a drone carrying contraband into the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester last year.

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Marcus Gilkey

Even though he was charged on November 4, 2015 with kidnapping, conspiracy, attempting to bring contraband into a penal institution and committing a gang related offense after several court appearances he was awarded a bond reduction and allowed to post bond on January 21, 2016.

Allegedly he worked with Clifton “Chili” Wilson, an inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary and purported general of the 107 Hoover Crips gang. Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials said staff at OSP in McAlester found a remote-controlled drone upside down on the prison grounds, with a package that had been suspended underneath by fishing line, at about 9 a.m. October 26, 2015.

DOC spokesperson Alex Gerszewski said the package contained two hacksaw blades, a cellphone and cellphone battery, a hands-free device, two packages of cigarettes, two packages of cigars, two tubes of super glue, a 5.3-ounce bag of marijuana, a 0.8-ounce bag with methamphetamine and another bag with less than 1 gram of heroin..

A probable cause affidavit states that the drone contained a memory card that had images of a woman — a Texas resident who regularly visits an OSP inmate — holding a remote control while operating the device. Another affidavit alleges Gilkey forced a woman to drive from Tulsa to McAlester in October to help him smuggle contraband into the maximum-security prison using a remote-controlled drone. The woman reportedly told investigators Gilkey, who used the alias “Marquis,” threatened to post nude photos of her on the Internet if she told anyone about what was happening and showed her a gun concealed in his waistband. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 7.