(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man — who had previously been convicted of committing assault and battery in Cushing and Perkins — has been charged with choking his girlfriend and punching his mother in the ribs in Cushing on Thursday.
David Michael Priest, 33, was arraigned Friday from the Payne County Jail where he was ordered held on $25,000 bail pending a court appearance with an attorney on the two-count charge on Oct. 30.
If convicted of felony domestic assault and battery of his girlfriend by strangulation, Priest could be given a three-year prison term and a $3,000 fine, court records show.
If convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault and battery of his mother, Priest could be given a one-year jail term and a $5,000 fine, according to the charge filed Friday.
Ten months ago, the defendant, who has also been known as Michael David Priest, was charged with choking his girlfriend on three separate occasions on Dec. 7, 2013 — a felony that was dismissed by the prosecution four months later.
A month before that alleged incident, Priest pleaded guilty to punching a Cushing man on June 4, 2013, in the face, a misdemeanor for which he was ordered to serve three days in the Payne County Jail along with paying incarceration fees, a $100 fine and $100 to the victims’ compensation fund.
In another attack that occurred 10 years ago in a Perkins parking lot, Priest admitted to slamming a car door on a juvenile and punching him on the head — then knocking out the tail light on the juvenile’s car all on Dec. 18, 2004.
Priest pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery for which he was fined $10 and given a 90-day suspended sentence.
Priest also pleaded guilty to malicious injury to property, for which he was fined $10, given a one-year suspended sentence, and ordered to have an anger resolution course along with extended outpatient treatment.