(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Cushing man who allegedly said he injected methamphetamine prior to being contacted by a sheriff’s deputy had three Taser probes removed from his left hip before he was taken to the Cushing hospital and then the Payne County Jail, court records show.
Robert Drake Mauck, 22, remains in custody on $10,000 bail pending an Aug. 10 court appearance when he can seek a preliminary hearing on a charge of possessing marijuana and methamphetamine, court records show.
If convicted of that felony, Mauck could be given a 10-year prison term. If convicted of additional counts of drug paraphernalia possession and resisting arrest by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Myers on a warrant from Perkins, Mauck could be given a two-year jail term.
Mauck was arrested on Oak and Highland Streets in Cushing at 10:42 p.m. on July 27, according to Myers’ affidavit.
The deputy, who had seen Mauck’s name on a warrant list, spotted Mauck coming out of a Cushing laundry and traveling south on a bicycle on Highland Street, the affidavit said.
When the deputy told Mauck why he was contacting him, “Mr. Mauck started to look around as if looking for somewhere to run,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
“I grabbed Mr. Mauck’s arm as he started to turn away from me. Mr. Mauck pulled away and started to run north on Highland Street,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
After telling Mauck to stop running or be tased, the deputy alleged in his affidavit, “I deployed my Taser only striking Mr. Mauck with one of the two probes,” in the left hip.
“Halfway up the block, Mr. Mauck turned west and started running down an alleyway,” about the time two Cushing firefighters stopped to assist, the affidavit said.
About 50 yards down the alleyway, Mauck stumbled and Firefighter Dalton Novotny “was able to tackle him to the ground.
“As I got on Mr. Mauck, he was still attempting to escape,” while wildly swinging his arms and trying to get to his feet, the deputy alleged.
“As Mr. Mauck attempted to stand up, I grabbed him around his upper body and pulled him back down to the ground. Mr. Novotny grabbed Mr. Mauck in a bear hug from behind,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“I advised Mr. Mauck to stop fighting multiple times…I started deploying a drive stun to his upper chest.
“Mr. Mauck continued to fight – grabbing the Taser and my arms attempting to twist on them.
“As Mr. Mauck was pushing my arms up towards his head, I felt him attempting to bite my right hand.
“I continued attempting to deploy the drive stun technique, but it did not seem to have an effect on Mr. Mauck,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
Firefighter James Blevins “had arrived at the fight location and was sitting on Mr. Mauck’s legs as we held him to the ground.
“Cushing Police Officer Justin Sappington arrived on scene and as he approached observed that Mr. Mauck was still fighting.
“Officer Sappington yelled ‘Taser’ and then deployed his cartridge into Mr. Mauck’s left hip. Officer Sappington then placed the Taser on his left shoulder using a stapling technique.
“Payne County Deputies Brad Kasil and Daniel Nack arrived on scene and we were able to force Mr. Mauck’s hands behind his back and secure Mr. Mauck in handcuffs,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
“While searching Mr. Mauck prior to placing him inside a patrol car, I located a small glass vial in his left front shorts pocket,” containing a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine, the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“Mr. Mauck also had a multi-colored backpack on,” that had a small black case containing six used hypodermic needles, a spoon with white residue, a baggy containing cotton balls, another baggy containing nine smaller bags with white residue, and a small container with a substance testing positive as marijuana, the affidavit alleged.
“A different Cushing ambulance crew was dispatched to my location to check Mr. Mauck. The ambulance crew removed three Taser probes from Mr. Mauck’s left hip.
“Mr. Mauck was complaining of his heart hurting and advised Officer Sappington that he had just injected methamphetamines prior to my contact,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“I then transported Mr. Mauck to the Cushing emergency room where he was treated and released for incarceration,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
At the emergency room, the deputy took photos of Mauck’s Taser contacts and where he had scratches and marks from the fight, the affidavit said.
“I also photographed a location on my right arm where Mr. Mauck had grabbed and pulled skin with his fingernails. I also photographed my left knee that had multiple skin displacement marks and was red and swollen,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
The deputy also photographed a small spot on Novotny’s left elbow where the skin was broken, the affidavit said.
The glass vial containing the crystal substance and the metal container with a small amount of a green leafy substance were seized to be sent to the state crime bureau laboratory for further analysis, the affidavit said.