Carter County commissioners met Monday morning to discuss entering into executive session concerning two court cases, among other things. 

Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant and District 20 Attorney Craig Ladd joined the commissioners in discussion of the two cases. 

The communications in the executive session were deemed confidential on behalf of Title 25 Oklahoma Statute, which advises that public disclosure of the cases would impair the ability of the board and its attorney to properly process and defend the litigation.

The first case was filed by Jeanne Bennett, administrator of the Estate of Michael Manos and defendants include Chris Bryant, former Carter County Sheriff Milton Anthony, Josh Adams and Brantley Maxson. 

Following almost an hour and a half of discussion, Vice-Chairman Bill Baker moved to engage in settlement negotiations concerning this case. 

Baker’s motion was approved, however, the commissioners agreed to take no action on the second case concerning the Estate of Wayne Bowker and Chris Bryant and Milton Anthony, along with three Mercy Hospital employees as the defendants. 

In addition to discussion of the court cases, the commissioners approved 25 road crossing renewals for Midship Pipeline, a resolution distributing use tax collected from the county sales tax to be put into the county’s General Fund and appropriations to the Election Board Personal Services, Court Clerk Personal Services and Mechanic Liens Capital Outlay.