(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 22-year-old former Cushing man accused of stabbing a 67-year-old man and stealing his cell phone in Stillwater has been jailed on $250,000 bail with an order to appear in court Thursday on felony charges carrying a minimum 40-year prison term on conviction.
Only two weeks before the March 14 attack, the defendant, Erick Dawayne Harrison Hagler, now of Stillwater, had been placed on probation for drug possession and concealing stolen property in Payne County, court records show.
Hagler was arrested by Stillwater police Thursday and arraigned from the Payne County Jail Friday with an order to have no contact with his alleged victim, court records show.
The injured man “received three stab wounds to his lower abdomen; the instrument caused seven punctures to his intestines,” Stillwater Police Detective Inspector Greg Miller wrote in an affidavit.
He was attacked about 8 p.m. March 14 when he stepped out his truck in the 1800 block of S. Fern Street in Stillwater and was approached by two men, the affidavit alleged.
Hagler demanded that the 67-year-old man give him his cell phone and money, the affidavit alleged.
While Hagler and the victim struggled over the cell phone, it came apart and Hagler took some of the pieces, the affidavit alleged.
A resident in the area was screaming at Hagler — when the other man told him they should leave, went to his car and began to drive away, the affidavit alleged.
After striking the victim in the head with a glass liquor bottle, Hagler stabbed him in the lower abdomen three times, the affidavit alleged.
Hagler stumbled as he was running to the car leaving the area – and dropped pieces of the cell phone as well as other items, the affidavit alleged.
The driver of the car was not charged in the incident, Stillwater Police Captain Kyle Gibbs said.
The injured man was provided aid at the scene by LifeNet ambulance staff before being flown by EagleMed helicopter to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City for treatment, Gibbs said.
Hagler was identified as the assailant by a witness who viewed a photo lineup of him and five others, the affidavit alleged.
Only two weeks before the incident, Hagler had been placed on 10 years’ probation for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and given a concurrent five-year probationary term for possessing a stolen gun in Stillwater last year, court records show.
At the time of his sentencing Feb. 27 in that case, Hagler was also given a concurrent five-year probationary term for possessing a stolen television in Payne County last year, court records show.
As a condition in those cases, Hagler was given a 90-day jail term, which he had already served, court records show.