By Patti Weaver


  (Stillwater, Okla.) — An ex-convict has been ordered to stand trial on felony charges of kidnapping his girlfriend from a Cushing residence and abusing her in Stillwater on Sept. 12, 2021, about a year and a half after he got out of prison.
    Troy Gene Shackelford Jr., 38, of Stillwater, has been ordered jailed on $40,000 bail pending his arraignment in trial court on Jan. 14 before District Judge Phillip Corley.
    Due to his criminal record, Shackelford could be given two life sentences if convicted of kidnapping and also of domestic abuse as a subsequent offense.
    Shackelford was arrested at 2:44 am on Sept. 13, 2021, by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dalton Ross, who had been sent at about 1 am to a gas station in Stillwater regarding a domestic incident that was not in progress, an affidavit alleged.
    When the deputy saw a woman in a car in front of the building, “I asked her to step out of the vehicle and speak with me. She appeared to be scared and nervous to speak with me. She informed me that her boyfriend, identified as Troy Shackelford Jr., had assaulted her,” on Memory Lane in rural Payne County, the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
    She said that she and Shackelford had left her residence in Stillwater and gone to the rural location together at 7:15 pm on Sept. 12, 2021, for a get-together with some people there, the affidavit alleged.
    “She informed me she was ready to leave and informed Shackelford of it. He gave her a cup of water and said he was not ready to leave. She said she drank the cup of water and several others that he gave her. She said the liquid tasted like water, but noticed she began to feel an impairment. She said she did consume approximately three beers after the cups of water she was given,” the affidavit alleged.
    She said she was sitting on the front porch with a 5-year-old girl when “Shackelford came up to her and stated to her, ‘you need to f…… leave.’ She informed him she did not feel safe leaving due to not feeling right. She said she was worried about not being safe to drive. She informed me Shackelford poured a beer on her head, then hit her with a closed fist in the left chest area,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
    “She did have a bruise on her left upper chest area. She said she got up and went to her car and leave. She said Shackelford told her that if she called the police, he would come after her and her family. She said he threw alcohol on her car as she left. Her car did have a liquid stain all over the driver’s side,” the affidavit alleged.
    “She informed me she had been in a dating relationship with Shackelford for almost a month. She informed me that in the morning hours of Sept. 12, 2021, she was in Cushing with Shackelford. She said he had kidnapped her. She informed me that he used silver duct tape and bound her hands and legs.
    “She told me that he put her in the back of her car and put a blanket over the top of her to cover her up. She told me that he drove her to a residence in Stillwater that he told her was his ‘homegirls.’ She said when she heard him get out of the vehicle, she was able to get the tape off of her arms enough to free herself. She said she got into the driver’s seat and left.
    “She said she went to her residence. I asked her why she did not contact any police agency. She again told me it was out of fear. I asked her if it was okay if I looked in the back of the car. She informed me that I could. There was a blanket in the back of the car, along with other items such as a pillow and bag. I asked her where the duct tape was. She pulled out a silver roll of duct tape from the center console and informed me it was what he used,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
    After LifeNet ambulance staff arrived to check her injuries, “They advised me that they did not know how old the bruising was, but it did not appear to have happened a few hours prior,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
    When the woman’s mother came to give her a ride home, “She informed me that she did not really know Shackelford. She said she did notice recently that her daughter had acted strange. She had come home, and she noticed that (her daughter) was not acting herself, and she asked her who was outside. (Her daughter) told her not to go outside.
    “She said that (her daughter) left the residence. She informed me that she called the police to try and do a welfare check on her. I was unable to find a log of the welfare check in our system,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
    After her daughter was cleared by medical providers, the deputy went to Memory Lane to speak to Shackelford, who had an earlier warrant for domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor, the affidavit alleged.
    At that house, when the deputy asked a man if Shackelford was there, he said, “he was inside the living room asleep,” the affidavit alleged.
    Asked what happened between Shackelford and his girlfriend, the man said “he did not know. He told me he saw her with beer all over her, but did not see if Shackelford hit her. He said they were in the front yard but did not get very loud and he believed that was where he poured beer on her.
    “He told me that they had been through this with the last girlfriend Shackelford had. I asked him if he meant domestic violence and he confirmed that,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
    The deputy went into the living room and tried to wake Shackelford but did not get much of a response, the affidavit said. “I was assisted in getting him up and placed him in handcuffs and escorted him outside to my patrol vehicle,” where he was placed under arrest for kidnapping and an outstanding Payne County warrant, the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
    According to court records and the state Department of Corrections, Shackelford had previously been convicted of:
    * domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor child in Payne County as a misdemeanor in 2020 for which he was given a one-year sentence;
    * possession of a sawed-off shotgun in Pottawatomie County in 2017, for which he was given a five-year prison term, but served only one year and two months before his release in February of 2020;
    * assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts, in Pottawatomie County in 2008, for which he was given two concurrent seven-year prison terms in 2012, but served only about two years and seven months;
    * running a roadblock in Seminole County in 2009, for which he was given five years of probation in 2010.