By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing woman accused of threatening to make a false police report of rape unless a man gave her $200 has been jailed on $7,500 bail pending a Dec. 6 court appearance at which she can seek a preliminary hearing on a felony extortion charge.
Karen Elaine Allen, 57, was arrested on Nov. 2 and could receive as much as a two-year prison term and a $10,000 fine if convicted of extortion, court records show.
Cushing Police Detective Jerrod Livergood talked to a man on Oct. 7 “in reference to an extortion/threat to kill case that was being reported,” according to his affidavit.
The man “provided his cell phone and advised Karen Allen was threatening to charge him with rape if he didn’t give her some money. I reviewed the phone messages and found some messages referencing threats to kill him with a .22 caliber gun,” the Cushing detective alleged in his affidavit.
Allen texted the man at 10:32 pm on Sept. 27 “You told me you had the money. You lied to me. Now I can’t get my electric back on tomorrow…I want $200 by 7:30 am or I am going to the hospital for a rape test,” the affidavit alleged.
The man texted at 11:44 pm, “U will get it Sunday, as soon as I can give it to u” “No rap shit,” the affidavit said.
On Sept. 28 after multiple messages, Allen texted, “Now it’s 300 and you have 30 minutes from now to get 300 to my house,” the affidavit alleged.
On Oct. 3 at 3:31 pm, Allen texted, “I was told to let you know that if I don’t have the $200 by 8 pm that you need to watch out for stray bullets. They want to collect a couple bounties,” the affidavit alleged.
On Oct. 4 at 1:56 pm, Allen texted, “I want my money today or bounty goes up to $500,” the affidavit alleged. Two minutes later, Allen texted, “Either they get the money or a 22 pistol I have had all along,” the affidavit alleged.
On Oct. 5 at 5:22 pm, the man texted, “22 pistol might not even be mine that was stolen. Depends on the serial number,” the affidavit alleged.
On Oct. 5 at 11:05 pm, Allen texted, “Bring my money and I will show it to you,” the affidavit alleged.
On Oct. 6 at 3:57 am, the man texted, “I thought you said it was my gun that was stolen out of my truck when I was helping you move, must not be same gun,” the affidavit alleged.
On Oct. 8, when a search warrant was authorized for Allen’s house, she told the Cushing detective that she did not have the man’s stolen gun and that she never did have it; she said that she told him she had a .22 but never said it was his stolen .22, the affidavit alleged.
The detective alleged in his affidavit, “I asked why she told him that and Allen said ‘he owes me money,’ totaling $105.
“I asked Allen why she was asking for $200 and Allen said, ‘he pissed me off and I was threatening him.’ I then asked Allen why she threatened to take a rape kit and she advised ‘he forced himself on me the last time he was here.’
“I asked Allen if she reported the assault to the police and she said she didn’t because she cares about him and ‘he is not all there upstairs,"” the detective alleged in his affidavit.
“I then asked why she told (him) that the serial numbers were filed off of the gun and she said ‘I was just lying to him because he is gullible.’ I then asked about the voice message threatening to burn his mom’s house down, and Allen said if it was her on the voice mail that she was probably drunk.
“I then asked about the ‘bounty on his head’ she put on (him) and his mom. Karen said it was because he put a bounty on her head first. When asked if the bounty was to have him killed, she advised ‘no it was to get beat up,"” the detective alleged in his affidavit.
When a search was conducted of Allen’s residence, a gun was not found, the affidavit said.