By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.).– A rural Stillwater father accused of pointing a loaded .50 caliber black powder rifle at his son has been ordered to appear in court on Nov. 10 for arraignment on a two-count felony charge.
Donald Dee Beaver Sr., 57, was also accused of possessing two rifles after having been convicted of the felony of actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of liquor in 2017, court records show.
Beaver Sr. remains free on $10,000 bail on the two-count charge that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on conviction plus a $20,000 possible fine.
Beaver Sr. was arrested at 8:55 pm on Oct. 23 at his residence about two hours after Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy David Sloan was sent there on a threats report, court records show.
His son “stated he and his father were driving to the store to get cigarettes when they began to argue,” the deputy wrote in an affidavit.
When they got back at the residence, the son said his father told him to move out, the affidavit alleged.
The son said when he attempted to enter the residence, his father pointed the black powder rifle at him, the affidavit alleged.
The son said he left the residence and called the Sheriff’s Office, the affidavit said.
When the deputy talked to the father in the front yard, he said he and his son got in an argument about the son not paying rent, the affidavit said.
Asked if he pointed a gun at his son, the father denied that happening, the affidavit said.
When the son was asked about firearms in the residence, the son said, “there was a black powder rifle and a .22 rifle under his bed that he shares with his girlfriend,” who he said owns the guns, the affidavit alleged.
Both guns were found in a southwest bedroom and cleared by the deputy, who seized them as evidence, the affidavit alleged. The Marlin rifle was chamber-loaded, the affidavit alleged.