By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Perkins man accused of spitting on a Perkins officer, threatening to kill him, resisting arrest and being intoxicated in public has been released from the Payne County Jail on $10,000 bail pending a Dec.2 court appearance.

If convicted of all four counts, Patrick Rosse Daugherty, 38, could be incarcerated for three years and seven months, court records show.

Perkins Police Officer Kyle Howard was on Highway 33 about a half-mile from the Whiskey ‘n’ Wine liquor store when he was dispatched there at 6:14 p.m. on Sept. 20 regarding a disturbance in progress, according to his affidavit.

“I walked to Patrick and told him that he was under arrest for public intoxication. He told me to ‘Put your dukes up’ in reference to fighting. I told him to turn around and do it now. He did not do so,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

In the parking lot, “Patrick attempted to punch me with his left hand with a closed fist. I blocked the punch with my right arm and took him to the cement. During this, unbeknownst to me, my body camera fell off,” but was still recording, the officer alleged in his affidavit.

While the officer was holding the defendant down, “Patrick then spit in my face. The spit hit the left side of my face, my lips, and went into my mouth. I took my left hand and placed it over the right side of his face and pushed with force to trap his face between the cement and my hand, so I would not have his bodily fluids on me further,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

After controlling the defendant, “I assisted Patrick up and walked him to the rear passenger side of my patrol car. I had to forcefully take Patrick and lay him across the seat and move his legs completely in the car,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

While taking the defendant to the Payne County Jail, “Patrick stated he would hunt me down and put me in the dirt. I take this as a credible threat due to his violent nature. Patrick has told me in the past he would shoot cops. Patrick has a conviction in Payne County earlier this year for threatening to kill me. Patrick is a loose cannon and I am not sure what he will do and when he will do it.

“Once at the jail, Patrick stated he was going to step all over my heart. He later stated he wanted my forgiveness. I told him I forgave him when he threatened to kill me with a gun. I am not forgiving him any more. He stated ‘It’s not a threat anymore. It’s a f…… promise,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.