(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house with the intention of committing assault and battery and threats to kill has been jailed on $10,000 bail pending a May 13 preliminary hearing on a first-degree burglary charge.
If convicted, Johnnie Crane Jr., 45, could be incarcerated for seven to 20 years and fined $10,000, according to the felony charge filed by Assistant District Attorney Tom Lee last month.
Crane’s ex-girlfriend was shaking and crying when Cushing Police Officer Justin Sappington contacted her at 5:44 a.m. on April 17, 2017, according to his affidavit filed in court records last month.
She said that Crane used to live with her until they broke up in December of 2016, the affidavit alleged. She said “even though they are no longer in a dating relationship, she still associates with Crane as a friend,” the affidavit alleged.
She said “she was sleeping in her bedroom when she was awoken by Crane crawling in bed with her,” the affidavit alleged.
She said when Crane asked her, “Who were you with last night?” and she told him she was alone, “Crane became angry and called her a liar,” the affidavit alleged.
She said “when she started getting louder with Crane, he put his hand over her mouth and pushed her down against the bed,” the affidavit alleged.
She said “she tried to remove his hand from her mouth, but could not so she bit down on his fingers,” the affidavit alleged.
She said “she tried to scream, but Crane put his hands over her mouth again and pushed her head between the mattress and headboard,” the affidavit alleged.
She said “Crane told her, ‘I might as well just end you right now,'” the affidavit alleged.
“She stated that Crane finally let her go and she ran to the back bedroom,” where her female friend was sleeping, the affidavit alleged.
She said that when she woke her friend, Crane left the house, the affidavit alleged. She said another man was in the house, but she does not know he is, the affidavit alleged.
She said the other man “actually escorted Crane out of the house,” after her female friend got up, the affidavit alleged.
She said that while Crane was being escorted out of the house, “Crane made the statement that he would kill her,” the affidavit alleged.
Her female friend said she was awakened by the woman, who was frightened and shaking when she came into her room, the affidavit alleged.
She said that Crane’s friend “had to hold him back and escort him out of the house,” the affidavit alleged.
She said that “she heard Crane say he would end her and she was dead,” the affidavit alleged.
The Cushing officer attempted to contact Crane, but the last known phone number he located was disconnected, the affidavit said.