Poteau lawyer Minks behind bars again

Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

A controversial Poteau attorney was again arrested Wednesday on contempt, only to receive additional charges while in custody at the LeFlore County Detention Center.

Attorney Steven Minks failed to appear for two felony dockets in cases he is representing, which led to him receiving two $500,000 bonds for contempt.

The LeFlore County Detention Center said Minks on Thursday then received new charges while in custody of assault on a detention officer, destruction of county property and had a warrant for a bogus check. He will remain in the jail on the new charges and is set for an arrangement Friday afternoon with Judge Jennifer McBee.

Minks has other charges already filed in LeFlore County court.

In November, he was arrested in Panama during the early morning hours on complaints of improper parking on a roadway, public intoxication, resisting arrest and obstruction. Minks claimed he had been targeted by police.

In December, law enforcement with the LeFlore County Sheriff's Office arrested Minks for protective order violation and driving under the influence of drugs. Minks' wife had been granted a protective order against him but he refused to leave the protective order zone, Sheriff Rob Seale reported at the time.

Court records show he also received a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in February. His misdemeanor docket call in the cases is slated March 26.