By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A rural Perkins man has been charged with domestic abuse by strangulation of a woman — whose 17-year-old son called 911 shortly after midnight on Sunday.
Bradford Wilson Phillips, 45, who is 6′ and 230 pounds, was also charged with assault and battery on a sheriff’s deputy, as well as obstructing him, court records show.
Phillips, who posted $5,000 bond the day of his arrest, remains free pending his arraignment today on a three-count charge.
Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dalton Ross was sent to Phillips’ residence in the 2100 block of W. 104th Street at 12:18 a.m. Sunday on a report of a physical domestic in progress, according to his affidavit.
As Ross approached a red enclosed cargo trailer, “I noticed a black semi-automatic rifle with a magazine inserted in the magazine well laying on the ground right outside the door. I went to the rear of the trailer and noticed the back ramp was down and heard a motor cranking in attempts to start,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
Phillips, who was trying to start a four-wheeler, was ordered to get off it, but “immediately placed the vehicle in reverse and quickly accelerated towards me out the back of the trailer,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“I jumped off the ramp of the trailer and ran after Phillips,” who stopped to put it into drive, the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
Phillips, who smelled of alcohol, “continued to refuse to get off the four-wheeler and advised me to calm down,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
During attempts to get control of Phillips, “His right arm then reached back and I could feel it hitting my duty belt. I didn’t believe he would be able to defeat my service pistol’s locking device on my holster, but was still alarmed and scared about his hand’s position being there,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
Eventually, the deputy gained control of Phillips, who “continually told me to calm down and that this was his property,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
The woman, who had bruising under her right eye, “said Phillips came home with a friend and they were intoxicated,” the affidavit alleged.
“She told me they had mentioned driving to a casino. She said (her son) and she removed the keys from the vehicles in an attempt to keep them from driving,” but that made Phillips angry, the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
She said when her son and the friend drove to the end of the driveway, Phillips threw her off the couch onto the floor, got on top of her, choked her and pulled her hair, the affidavit alleged.
Her son quickly returned and “told him to stop or he would call the cops,” but Phillips continued — so the son called 911, the affidavit alleged.
“I noticed the front of her throat had red marks on it with small red dots on it. She had red marks on her forehead she believed to be from the carpet. On the right side of her face, she had a small red scratch that appeared to be fresh. There was also a mark on her right wrist. She told me that he gets this way when he drinks heavily,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
The woman said she was not certain if she would want to press charges, but she was advised that Phillips still could be prosecuted, the affidavit said.
“I advised Phillips he was under arrest and he claimed that she hit him first in the face. I saw no evidence of injury or any marks on his face,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.