By Patti Weaver


  (Stillwater, Okla.) — A 30-year-old rural Drumright man, who admitted choking his wife, has been given a five-year prison term followed by five years of probation with conditions including taking a 52-week batterers’ intervention program.
    Kyle James McDonald, who pleaded guilty to a three-count charge on Dec. 20, was given two concurrent one-year jail terms for resisting Payne County sheriff’s deputies and attempting to escape on July 21.
    As part of a plea agreement with the prosecution approved by Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler, McDonald must make arrangements to begin paying $1,450 plus court costs when he is released from prison.
    McDonald, who has been in jail for the past five months, has a history of mental issues, his court-appointed attorney Virginia Banks told the judge in court. She said, “I believe he is competent at this time.”
    McDonald was arrested at 9:13 am on July 21 in the 1200 block of N. Oak Grove Road after he was tased by three deputies and ran into the woods where he was caught, Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Hopper wrote in an affidavit.
    The mother of his children said, “she was asleep when Kyle came into the bedroom and slapped her two or three times in the face waking her up,” the affidavit said.
    When she asked, “what was that for?” she said, “Kyle responded with ‘because you were a b…. last night,” the affidavit said.
    She said, “Kyle was upset because she had gotten mad at him for driving around with the kids without a car seat and leaving the kids home alone,” the affidavit said.
    She said, “she tried to get her phone and that when she did, Kyle started to choke her,” while one of their children was in the room, the affidavit said.
    She said, “Kyle stopped choking her, then put a pillow over her face, holding it there for two to three minutes,” the affidavit said.
    When he let her go, she said she was able to text a relative who called 911, and then she was able to leave, the affidavit said.
    She said, “when she returned home, Kyle was in his car waiting for her at the intersection of Highway 33 and Norfolk,” the affidavit said.
    She obtained an emergency protective order against him the day after charges were filed against him, court records show.
    Court records show that McDonald had been convicted in 2013 of domestic assault and battery in Cleveland for which he was placed on probation for one year in Pawnee County. McDonald was also convicted in 2017 of felony domestic assault and battery, as well as misdemeanor assault and battery on a Mannford police officer, for which he was placed on three years’ probation in Creek County for the felony that was later revoked to eight months in jail, and one year of probation for the misdemeanor.
    In Payne County in March, McDonald was placed on one year’s probation with an order to complete an anger management class and perform 16 hours of community service for throwing two handfuls of dirt in the face and head of a female employee at a Cushing loan company on Dec. 31, 2019, court records show. For violating that probation, McDonald was given a concurrent 90-day jail term on Dec. 20.