Man who lost legs in Creek County jail is back in jail facing new charges
A Creek County man who received a multimillion-dollar court settlement over his treatment in jail that cost him both his legs is back in the same jail facing state and federal charges.
Russell Martin Mounger, 45, has been held at the Creek County jail since February, facing drug- and weapons-related offenses, records show.
Mounger received a $2.7 million settlement from county officials in 2009 after he filed a lawsuit regarding an earlier stay in the Creek County jail. A two-week jail stint in 2007 ended up costing Mounger both his legs when an infection caused by blood clots progressed to the point that doctors had no choice but to amputate, according to World archives.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Jail Inspection Division determined at the time that Mounger did not receive required medication and care and was improperly held in a restraint chair.
Mounger pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana in the 2007 case and received a five-year probated sentence.
In the more recent case, Mounger has spent the past five months in the Creek County jail after he was charged in District Court with nine counts, ranging from endeavoring to manufacture/possess a controlled dangerous substance to possession of mercury.
The charges stem from a search warrant Mannford police executed at this residence in February, according to Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller.
“We did a search warrant at his residence and found everything under the sun — methamphetamine, marijuana; he was in possession of over a pound of mercury, which is a felony,” Miller said.
The search of his residence in the 33200 block of Deer Run Road also turned up home computers and cellular phones, which were sent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for analysis, Miller said.
“According to them, there was well over 600 images of child pornography on several of his devices,”
A federal grand jury indicted Mounger earlier this week on possession of child pornography. The images involved “the use of at least one prepubescent minor and a minor that had not attained 12 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct,” according to the indictment.