By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 45-year-old man, who listed his address as a Perkins post office box, has pleaded guilty to repeatedly stabbing a man inside a Stillwater apartment, pushing a woman against a brick wall, and grabbing her cell phone while she was trying to call 911.
For the stabbing, Kevin Patrick Dalton was given a five-year prison term last week followed by five years of probation with an order to have a substance abuse evaluation, perform its recommendations, give a DNA sample, take an anger management course, do 50 hours of community service and pay restitution in an amount to be determined.
For the attack on the woman, Dalton was given a concurrent 90-day jail term and ordered to pay restitution in an amount not yet determined by District Judge Phillip Corley at his sentencing last week. Dalton was given a concurrent one-year jail term for interfering with an emergency phone call.
Neither Dalton nor his victim apparently lived in the apartment, which they had entered through an open door, court records show.
The victim, Zachariah Anderson, was taken by ambulance to the Stillwater Medical Center and transferred to another hospital due to the severity of his injuries, an affidavit said. Dalton was arrested at another location about 30 minutes after officers had been sent to an apartment in the 100 block of S. Burdick at 8:10 pm on May 25, an affidavit said.
Two officers were with the stabbing victim and rendering aid while waiting for paramedics when Stillwater Police Officer Trevor Meridith arrived at the apartment, his affidavit said.
“I observed what appeared to be blood in multiple places on Anderson’s upper body, but it was difficult to tell exactly where he’d been stabbed. I also observed multiple small puddles of blood within the apartment on the floor directly in front of where Anderson was sitting,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.
A black-handled filet-type knife was on the floor in blood puddles; another folding knife was taken out of Anderson’s pocket, the affidavit alleged.
A man told police he “was standing on the living room side of the island that separates the living room and dining room/kitchen in his apartment when the assault occurred,” the affidavit said.
He said, “Dalton entered his apartment through the open door first. Anderson followed Dalton. (The resident) started yelling ‘get out of my house’ at both. Anderson started threatening to kick (the resident’s) ass at that point,” the affidavit alleged.
The resident said that at some point Dalton grabbed a knife from his kitchen counter and began stabbing Anderson multiple times before leaving on foot, the affidavit said. Friends of the resident, who were present, gave similar accounts, the affidavit said.