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Man assaults girlfriend after verbal altercation

The victim said “I believe this man’s goal is to try to kill me and I know he will accomplish it if I let this go on.”

On Monday, April 15 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Sapulpa Police Officer Elisa Mudd was dispatched to the area of North Ridgeway due to a fight in progress between a male and female.

While responding, Officer Adam Marshall arrived on scene and made contact with the victim at her mother’s home on East Haskell. Officer Marshall advised that the suspect, Stevie Gene Cole (Defendant), had left the residence in a 2007 Charger dark gray in color.

Officer Mudd was able to locate the vehicle at Mission and Haskell and did an investigative stop by activating her emergency lights. The driver was identified as the Defendant, Stevie Cole. He was detained and placed in the front seat of Mudd’s patrol car.

Officer Mudd read the Defendant his Miranda Rights and he agreed to speak with her, asking, “What do you want to know?”

The Defendant stated that he and the victim had been dating for six years. That evening they began a verbal altercation because the Defendant’s son told him that she (Victim) was “talking to other guys.” When the Defendant asked the Victim to confirm or deny this statement, she became angry, because she had just seen his dating profile on the site Plenty of Fish (POF).

During the altercation the Victim walked away from the Defendant, so he pursued her, requesting that she stop and talk to him. She would not stop, so he grabbed her by wrapping his arms around her. Then they fell to the ground with her landing on him because he was “wearing slip shoes.”

After interviewing the Defendant, Officer Mudd spoke with the Victim. According to her, their verbal altercation began at her mother’s house over the Defendant talking to other girls. When he became angry during the argument, he threw her down. She decided to take a walk to cool off, and he began to follow her. When she refused to stop for him, she says he ran up and pushed her down again.

She finished her statement by saying, “I believe this man’s goal is to try to kill me and I know he will accomplish it if I let this go on.”

While talking to the victim, Mudd observed her to have redness on her left ear, swelling behind her left ear, a scrape on her right elbow, a bleeding cut on her right knee, and another scrape that was bleeding on her left ankle.

The Defendant was placed under arrest for Domestic Assault & Battery. A records check reveals that the Defendant has a previous Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon case out of Muskogee County from 2016. He received one year in the Department of Corrections for this crime and nine more years of probation.

The victim in that case was the same woman as in this.

About the Author

Born and raised in Sapulpa, Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and is a former banker. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown with her husband Michael and to be contributing to The Sapulpa Times.

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