(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man accused of choking his wife has been ordered to appear in court on June 2 on a felony charge of domestic assault and battery by strangulation.

    Tyrone Dean Mukes, 44, remains free on $5,000 bond conditioned on his having no contact with his wife, court records show. Mukes appeared in court last week with an attorney on the felony charge.

    Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Miller wrote in an affidavit that he was sent to a location west of Cushing at Highway 33 and Kings Highway about 8:30 p.m. on April 8 to meet with a reporting party “for a stand by and keep the peace.”

    Mukes’ wife “advised she went to her husband’s residence to get her vehicle and was assaulted,” the affidavit alleged.

    “She advised as she got into the vehicle, her husband Tyrone Mukes came out and started choking and pulling her out of the vehicle,” the affidavit alleged.

    “I observed red marks on both sides of her neck and also a red mark that was bruising on the inside of her left bicep,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

    A woman told the deputy “she witnessed Mr. Mukes choking Ms. Mukes and she yelled at him to quit and he did,” the affidavit alleged.

    “While they filled out statements, I went and contacted Mr. Mukes. He advised he did get mad when she showed up and was yelling at her to get out of the vehicle and to leave him alone. He denied touching her.

    “Due to all the statements and the injuries being consistent with what Ms. Mukes advised, I placed him under arrest for domestic abuse,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

    If convicted of choking his wife, Mukes could be sentenced to one to three years in prison and fined $3,000, court records show.

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