By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 53-year-old Cushing man accused of domestic violence as a subsequent offense has been jailed on $10,000 bail pending a court appearance today at which he can seek a preliminary hearing on the felony charge.
If convicted of punching and kicking his girlfriend in her abdomen and arm on June 13, James Darren Cook could be given as much as a four-year prison term plus a $5,000 fine, court records show.
According to Payne County court records, eight years ago Cook was charged with violently swinging a guitar from above his head towards a woman, possessing marijuana, having drug paraphernalia, swinging a guitar at a woman’s vehicle and denting it, and also damaging the Hangout Bar in Cushing by causing a hole in the ceiling, all on April 28, 2012.
In that 2012 case, Cook pleaded guilty to the five-count charge in 2013, for which he was placed on five years’ probation for felony assault with a dangerous weapon except a 45-day jail term, with concurrent 45-day jail terms for the other counts that were all misdemeanors.
Also on the same day in 2013, Cook was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault and battery in 2013, for which he was given a concurrent 45-day jail term, court records show.