By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 29-year-old man from Cushing has been ordered to appear in court on June 3 on charges of threatening his girlfriend with a handgun, hitting her over the head with the weapon, and ripping her clothes off, court records show.
Dilan Scott Newberry was arraigned on the three-count domestic violence charge and released on $10,000 bond last week, court records show.
If convicted of all counts, Newberry could be incarcerated for as long as 21 years, court records show.
Newberry was arrested at his then-residence in Stillwater at 12:25 a.m. on April 27, about 45 minutes after Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dalton Ross was dispatched regarding a domestic incident that was no longer in progress, his affidavit alleged.
The deputy was advised that the reporting party had left the residence and gone to Boomer Lake in a black Chevrolet, the affidavit alleged.
“I contacted her and observed her to be very distressed and emotional,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
When the deputy saw that the woman’s clothing was minimal, he retrieved a blanket from his patrol car so she could cover herself, the affidavit said.
The woman said her boyfriend, identified as Dilan Newberry, had attacked her, the affidavit alleged.
“She told me he had bit her toes, hit her in the face, then struck her on top of the head with a gun,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“I noticed the left side of her face above her eye was red. She had a mark on the top of her head that was superficial. It appeared to be an outline of something she was struck with. On her left foot, she had fresh blood on her toes,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
The woman said that for a couple of years she has been in a dating relationship with Newberry and stays with him in Stillwater, the affidavit alleged. “She said both of their names were on the property lease agreement,” the affidavit said.
According to court records, two months earlier Newberry had been accused of shoplifting art supplies from Hobby Lobby in Stillwater on Feb. 19, a misdemeanor charge on which he has been scheduled to appear in court on May 15. If convicted, Newberry could be given as much as a 30-day jail term and a $500 fine, court records show.