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Logan County commissioner's wife charged in DUI, child endangerment

Cheryl Jean Goodman

Cheryl Jean Goodman

GUTHRIE — The wife of a Logan County commissioner has been charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Cheryl Jean Goodman, 62, was arrested by Guthrie police on Tuesday, the sheriff's office reported.

Goodman's 4-year-old granddaughter was in her vehicle, authorities said.

According to the felony charge filed in Logan County District Court, Cheryl Goodman was arrested on S Division Street. Police Sgt. Jeremy Thorne said Cheryl Goodman was parked in a parking lot of a strip mall when she was arrested.

Child endangerment is punishable by a fine and up to four years in prison. Felony DUI is punishable by a fine and one to five years in prison.

Cheryl Goodman is the wife of Logan County Commissioner Marvin Lee Goodman, who posted her $1,000 bail.

In the paperwork filed Wednesday, prosecutors also refer to a 2012 DUI case against Cheryl Goodman. That misdemeanor charge has been removed from online records.

A lawsuit filed against Cheryl Goodman alleges that on Oct. 7, 2012, Goodman was driving under the influence and crossed the centerline, striking a vehicle occupied by a pregnant woman who then delivered her baby early. The lawsuit was later dismissed.

Goodman's attorney, Michael Merchant, said Friday that he is investigating the claims made by law enforcement officers and had no further comment.

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