Man Charged In The Death Of Edmond Officer Violates Terms Of Bond

A man charged in the death of an Edmond police officer could go back to jail after violating his bond, by failing to charge his ankle monitor.

Monday, November 6th 2023, 9:19 pm

By: News 9, Sylvia Corkill


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A man charged in the death of Edmond officer C-J Nelson could go back to jail.

Court records show he violated the terms of his bond. Jailed last year, in September Jay Fite was medically released to house arrest due to illness. And last month records show he failed to charge his ankle monitor--violating his bond.

Police say 55-year-old Jay Fite was behind the wheel of a pickup that hit and killed Edmond motorcycle officer, Sergeant C.J. Nelson in July of last year. “Investigators obtained a search warrant that allowed them to have a blood draw on him at the hospital,” said Oklahoma City Police MSgt Gary Knight.

Oklahoma City police said blood tests revealed Fite had meth in his system. Fast forward to October 18, Fite- now in a wheelchair, appeared before a judge. Currently under his father's care in Lawton following a cancer diagnosis, the defense requested Fite no longer be mandated to drug testing----that requires him to travel to Oklahoma City.

The judge denied the motion and warned Fite she'd order his return to jail if he violated the terms of his release. The directives were outlined in four pages---that Fite signed and initialed back in September.

As per the ankle monitor guidelines, Fite agreed to charge his GPS device at least two hours a day which new filings show he failed to do on October 27. In court filings made public Monday Fite ignored three alerts to charge it, and the device went dead for 1 hour and 36 minutes. Records showed

Fite charged it only after someone monitoring his GPS contacted his father. A judge will determine if Fite returns to jail ahead of his trial set for January.

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