Attorney accused of ruckus wants to clear name
GUTHRIE, Okla. — A Guthrie lawyer is in trouble with the law. He was arrested Easter Sunday; his second time to be arrested in just 10 months.
Jay Trenary is charged with resisting and obstructing an officer and disturbing the peace.
Guthrie police were called to a home in the 300 block of E. Mansur around noon Sunday.
The woman who called police did not want to be identified but said she couldn’t get Trenary to leave her house.
“Jay was at my house and I did need to leave to go to my Easter dinner with my family and he did not want to leave so I could lock the house,” she said.
The woman said Trenary himself instructed her to call the police, so she did.
Officers said, when they arrived, Trenary refused to cooperate.
“He resisted from the time they got out of the house to the police car. There was a lady with some kids outside, he was yelling obscenities, just continued to yell and cuss, continued to yell at the officers,” Guthrie Police Lt. Mark Bruning said.
Police said Trenary kept it up at the jail, refusing to be photographed or fingerprinted.
“He basically was yelling his first name, his last name and his bar number, which is kind of bizarre to us,” Lt. Bruning said.
Police said he finally complied and went to court Monday afternoon where a judge let him go without paying a bond.
Trenary, a local defense attorney, was involved with the Occupy OKC movement.
He is scheduled to go to trial the end of this month on a charge of domestic abuse and obstructing an officer from last summer.
The alleged victim in this recent case though said his behavior on Easter, which also happened to be his birthday, was not typical.
“He’s a fantastic person who just happens to be under a lot of stress,” she said.
Trenary tells News Channel 4 he went into court Monday afternoon and told the judge he was ready for trial.
He wanted the judge to send a deputy out to the street and find six people to serve as jurors and settle the matter the same day.
That did not happen but Trenary said he entered a plea of innocent and is looking forward to clearing his name.