By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 64-year-old Stillwater man was given a three-year prison term Tuesday followed by four years of probation for raping his female roommate while she was unconscious due to a heat stroke.
Edward James Lockwood, who had pleaded guilty to rape by instrumentation without an agreement with the prosecution regarding his penalty, was sentenced by Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler, court records show.
On his release from prison to probation, Lockwood must register as a sex offender, provide a DNA sample, and make arrangements to begin paying a $960 prosecution fee along with $300 for a pre-sentencing report and other costs, the judge ordered.
In a petition for an emergency protective order, the woman described her relationship to Lockwood only as an ex-roommate, court records show.
She wrote, “In the afternoon of July 30th (of 2021), I was at the swimming pool when my friends noticed I was having a heat stroke. They took me to the room I’m currently staying and sharing with my roommate, Edward Lockwood.
“My friends told me I was passed out in my bed by the time they left the room due to the heat stroke. They wanted to call an ambulance, but Edward refused stating that I was going to be fine. Later that day, I woke up with Edward Lockwood raping me.
“I called 911 and he is currently in jail. I need this protection because I am afraid of what he will do. He is a very big man while I am petite size. I am petrified of him.”
Lockwood was arrested at 5:04 pm on July 30 at a motel on W. 6th Avenue where he shared a room with the woman, who said she slept on a bed closest to the door, Stillwater Police Officer Zachary Gulick wrote in an affidavit.
“I made contact with Edward and asked him what was going on. Edward hung his head and stated he did something he should not have done…As I was standing with Edward waiting for backup to arrive, Edward stated, ‘she woke up’ and ‘I did not think she would react like that,"” the affidavit said.
Lockwood is 6’2″ and weighs 560 pounds, according to her petition for an EPO that was issued on Aug. 4, 2021.
Lockwood has been jailed on $50,000 bail since his arrest 16 months ago, court records show.