AGRA — The mayor of Agra is accused of vandalizing a convenience store after a clerk refused to sell beer to him, but the town’s trustees have not asked the mayor to step down.
Marvin McEntire, 63, is charged in Lincoln County with malicious injury to property less than $2,500, a misdemeanor. Surveillance video taken at the Maveric Mini Mart on June 23 shows a man spraying paint on the front of the store.
McEntire was arrested June 30 by a reserve Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy.
The five-person board of town trustees decided to monitor the court case and see how it turns out before taking any action, town attorney Matt Devlin said.
The mayor is accused of spraying green and red paint on the store’s ice machine, windows and glass doors after a store clerk refused to sell him beer because he was intoxicated, according to an arrest affidavit.
McEntire does not have a listed telephone number and could not be reached for comment.
The cost of cleanup was less than $200, said Sandy McCauley, store owner.
“I am really proud of my clerk,” McCauley said. “She noticed he was too drunk so she refused to sell him any beer. She was protecting him and the people on the road.”
McEntire is free on $1,000 bail, the sheriff’s department said. He is scheduled to return to court Monday.
Agra, which has about 400 residents, is about 60 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.