Defense attorneys for former District Attorney Richard Gray want the court to make their client’s polygraph results part of the record in his preliminary hearing.

A motion filed Monday morning by Clark Brewster and Marvin Lizama either want Gray’s results admitted as evidence or they want the court to force Clint Johnson, a key witness against Gray in the embezzlement case, to be forced to submit to a polygraph examination. No ruling had been made on the motion at press time.

Gray is in Cherokee County District Court this week for a preliminary hearing on charges he embezzled approximately $9,000 from the drug task force safe when he was chief prosecutor for Cherokee, Adair, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties.

The motion states Gray, 46, took a polygraph examination on Oct. 27, 2006, administered by Arthur Linville at Brewster’s direction. At the time of the examination, it was not anticipated the testing would be used for forensic presentation but rather solely for truth-searching purposes. Gray, the motion states, demonstrated absolute truthfulness in denying the theft of the monies on which the case against him is premised.

The motion states copies of the document were hand-delivered to Assistant Attorneys General Joel-lyn McCormick and Charles Rogers, prosecutors of the Gray case.

Linville, of Oklahoma City, has a lengthy resume of professional affiliations, education and training and has worked for several clients including the attorney general’s office.

Contact Bob Gibbins at bgibbins@tahlequahdailypress.com.

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