28-Year old Oketa Nono Ojok has been charged with violating his probation. Ojok, who was originally arrested for “Vehicular Homicide” in 2008, was re-arrested this past week in Murfreesboro. Ojok was the front seat passenger in a car that was pulled over on Thursday at Old Fort Parkway and Chaffin Place. When police questioned the driver and passenger, it was realized that a warrant had been issued for Ojok because he reportedly violated his probation in recent weeks.
You may recall in ’08, Ojok was the driver of a vehicle that left passenger John Tyler Morrissey dead. Morrissey was 21-years of age at the time of his death. After Ojok was found guilty in 2009, he was sentenced to serve 8-years on probation. That sentence was scheduled to end in 2018.
At the time of the crash in 2008, Ojok was allegedly speeding down Thompson Lane when he wrecked his Nissan Maxima into a brick mailbox, killing Morrissey. Another passenger in the car was not seriously injured. Ojok however, was badly hurt and had to be transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The original charges were filed against him after he was released from the hospital.
Ojok was booked under a $50,000 bond earlier this week for the single charge of "Violation of Probation" and released on Friday. He will now have to go back to court on February 19th where his charge will be addressed.
MPD Arrest Report #14-2487
TOMIS ID: 00458334