By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A former Cimarron Correctional Facility inmate — who is now serving a 56-year prison term at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester — was charged Friday in Payne County District Court with committing aggravated assault and battery while he was incarcerated at the private prison in Cushing on June 14, 2019.

Michael Lee Kious, 50, has been scheduled to be arraigned by a Payne County judge on Sept. 9 on the felony charge investigated by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, court records show.

According to DOC records, Kious has apparently been in prison since Dec. 21, 2001. Kious has been convicted of:

* assault and/or battery with a dangerous weapon in Oklahoma County in 1994 for which he was originally given probation that was revoked in 2001 to a three-year prison term of which he served three months until 2002 when he began serving the following sentence;

* robbery in Oklahoma County in 1999 for which he was given a 10-year prison term in 2002 that he discharged in eight years;

* assault and/or battery with a dangerous weapon in Cleveland County in 1998 for which he was given a 30-year prison term in 2000 that he began serving concurrently in 2002 and discharged in 17 years in 2019;

* two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and one count of attempted escape after lawful arrest in Cleveland County in 2000, for which a jury recommended a total prison term of 56 years consisting of two consecutive 23-year sentences for the attacks followed by a consecutive 10-year sentence for the attempted escape;

* running a roadblock in 1993 in Oklahoma County for which he was given in 1994 a sentence of four years, 11 months and 29 days that he discharged in two years and nine months;

* two counts of pointing a firearm in 1993 in Oklahoma County for which he was given in 1994 two concurrent two-year prison terms that he apparently discharged in one year and 10 months.

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