Charges filed against man for fabricated lynching in Carter Co.

By: Robin Beal Email
By: Robin Beal Email

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- After shocking allegations of a racially-motivated hate crime foiled just in the nick of time by a passerby last week, the community was shocked again when we found out the alleged victim made it all up. Robin Beal has the latest developments.

After allegations of a near-lynching sparked outrage in small communities throughout western Carter County, it was announced Thursday that the alleged victim, Glynis Davis, will have to tell a judge why he made it all up.

The story Davis told Carter County Sheriff Ken Grace was disturbing, to say the least, claiming he stopped on a country road near Milo to help an elderly rancher round up cattle. Davis, who is black, said four white men then appeared from out of nowhere and accused him of trying to steal those animals. Davis said they tried to string him up, even placing barbed wire around his neck.

Grace called the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and an investigation was launched. Mr. Davis told authorities the story was a fabrication days later.

"There’s a lot of nice folks over in the northwest part of the county around Milo, and I think that's really unfortunate that these sorts of allegations were made that may have reflected on them. I'm sure that they don't appreciate this. I don't appreciate it. And that's why we're filing the charge," Carter County District Attorney Craig Ladd said.

Ladd says if convicted, Davis could spend 90 days in the county jail and be forced to pay a $500 fine. Ladd said it is not so much the severity of the punishment, but that it's the principle of the matter.


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  • by Clayton Location: Bigsby on Jun 19, 2008 at 03:27 AM
    If you have hate in your heart, let it out!
  • by ME Location: HERE on Jun 18, 2008 at 01:51 PM
    The real issue isn't about race its about breaking the law. This young man reported a crime that did not happen.Last time I checked that was against the law therefor he needs to be punished. Tax dollars was wasted by this fabricated story,along with the police departments time. Forget about his race this was plan and simple a CRIME.
  • by AliceIn Location: Wonderland on Jun 18, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    Unfortunately you've all proven the fact that racism is alive and rampant in Oklahoma & Texas. Children, unless it comes from home, never notice another child as anything but another child. They may notice that they have a different shade of skin, but it doesn't mean anything to them. Just like in the animal world, a brown dog and a white dog are still nothing more than dogs. Well, a brown man and a white man are nothing more than men. They only become 'different' when parents instill the difference in their children. I'm proud that my children were raised in a total absence of racism. Their friends were their friends, and they were friends of many different races. They are now well-adjusted adults void of racism in their lives. It's sad that so many of you allow the ignorance of racism to dwell in your homes. There is no such thing as a 'white' man. We're all a shade of brown, light brown, medium brown, dark brown. The page you're reading is white, no man is white. We're all brown.
  • by ProAmerican Location: America on Jun 17, 2008 at 07:52 PM
    I'm with Opinionated. I am against reparations. The U.S. Government owes former slaves and decendents of slave nothing! Earn a living the way I do and pay your taxes like I do. And quit crying that America owes someone something. I even read somewhere that an Indian tribe kicked their freedman off their tribal rolls because they were not born in the tribe but sponged off the tribe.
  • by Opinionated Location: Ardmore on Jun 17, 2008 at 01:21 AM
    And yet again, you people get off topic. What this guy did was wrong. It doesn't matter what his color is. He just makes things worse on everyone. And Dana, I grew up in Springer. You are correct about what we teach our children. That the most important thing we can teach them is right from wrong. To Dawn, it was a white man. And yes, you can tell by what a person types their color. Well, 9 times out of 10 anyway. But, like you said in your post, it has nothing to do whith the color, but what they did. Period. The man did wrong and I have never denied that.
  • by Opinionated Location: Ardmore on Jun 17, 2008 at 01:05 AM
    Again, for the ignorant and those with poor reading comprehension skills, I am not for reparations. I didn't start this thing about race, Ardmoreite did. I am against reparations and Obama. But to say that white slavery will start if he is elected is yet againg the talk of an ignorant fool. And to the person "me". Your very speech is racist. Not every "black" out there believes white people owe them something. A fair chance is all most ask for. That's it. And if you will research something instead of reading the lies from your KKK sites, you will see that in Carter County, the white inmates outnumber the black inmates 3 to 1. Also, you can check with the Ardmoreite and see that whites have a much higher crime rate than blacks. It is also statistically proven that for the same crimes, blacks often receive longer sentances and are more likely to go to jail than whites. By the way, if you people would read whole comments instead of highlights, you would see I made another boo boo.
  • by dawn on Jun 15, 2008 at 01:00 AM
    How in the world did this all get from a man lying about a lynching to ignorant stuff like "white women would rather be with black men". Because that's a lie. And about slavery. HELLO people get over it. It's about a man who lied about a lynching and I can't wait to hear his reason to WHY he lied. And mister intelligent black man as you called yourself. Ever thought it might not have been a white man that started the racist comments on here. hmmmmm? Can you tell what color I am by the way I type?
  • by Anonymous Location: Texas on Jun 14, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    Hang em!
  • by dana Location: redneck country on Jun 13, 2008 at 07:13 PM
    To all of you who are complaining about spelling or proper grammer and even race, it don't matter what color you are, he was wrong, he needs to pay for what he did. To Whitey, you are looking for a race war, GROW UP!!! To Opinionated it is people like you who feed the fires of immaturity, trying to be the proper term person, when it don't matter who you are or where you came from, it only matters where you go from here and what our children are taught by us as adults,Amber in Sherman stop thinking you know the world if you did your comments would not have been made. Amber in Ardmore, I agree with you, I grew up in Fox,OK and went to school with all of tatums people who are all friends of mine, and that is all. As for all the other crap posted here it is irrelevant to the circumstance, the man did wrong, he needs to pay for it.....Thank you
  • by sick of racisim Location: fox ok on Jun 13, 2008 at 06:56 PM
    there are more black people trying to pull the race thing than white. NO MATTER THE COLOR, YOU DO THE CRIME YOU DO THE TIME. Grow up with the racisim crap......
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