By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) – An ex-convict has been jailed on $ 10,000 bail pending a March 15 hearing on a crime alleging he beat a female relative who lived in Cushing with a baseball bat.
Due to his criminal record, Jimmy Darrel Porter Jr., 35, who previously lived in Stilwell, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Payne County after three previous crimes in Adair County. .
Porter was arrested at 15.28 January. 23 in his residence on E. Walnut Street by Cushing Police Officer David Smith, who was sent there nine minutes earlier on a report of disturbance and assault, according to his statement.
Porter’s relative grabbed her arm and told the emotional man that Porter “had hit her in the arm with a baseball bat,” the alleged statement.
Another man in the house, who said he had witnessed the incident, told the officer that Porter and his female relative had been arguing when Porter hit her with a baseball bat, the alleged statement.
Porter claimed that his female relative had threatened to cut him with a knife, but the other man said she “had never made any threats during an argument,” the alleged statement said.
When the officer asked Porter if he had hit the woman with a baseball bat, “he advised him to do so; he just put a little pressure on her wrist,” the statement claimed.
Emergency technicians arrived to check out the woman, who said she did not want to be taken to the hospital, the statement said.
“I observed a red mark on (the woman) where she was hit by the baseball bat,” the Cushing officer wrote in his statement.
According to court records and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Porter had previously been convicted of:
* left the scene of an accident involving an unattended vehicle in Arkansas in 2008, which he was put on for three years and two days of probation abroad in 2009;
second-degree arson in Adair County in 2010 as he was put on 10 years probation in 2011;
* because theft in Adair County in 2013 which he originally received in 2014 an eight-year prison sentence followed by five years probation, a sentence that was changed two years later to 12 years probation;
* aimed a criminal weapon, had a firearm during probation and had a drug in Adair County in 2013, which he originally received in 2014 a simultaneous eight-year prison sentence which was also changed two years later to probation.