By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man accused of breaking into the car of a woman he had met that night at the College Bar and smashing the car’s front windshield while he was intoxicated has been ordered to appear in court on June 23.
If convicted of the three-count charge, Bryce Allen Kiernan, 24, could be incarcerated for five years plus seven months and fined $10,600. Kiernan remains free on a $2,000 cash bond, court records show.
Stillwater Police Officer Byron Goree was met by three females at a house in the 100 block of S. Lowry Street when he was dispatched there at 3:39 am on May 23 on a vandalism that had just occurred, according to his affidavit.
One of the women said that her vehicle had been vandalized by Kiernan, whom she and her two friends had met at the College Bar earlier in the evening, the affidavit alleged.
She said “after a while of hanging out with Bryce, they asked him to come and hang out with them at her house,” after the bars closed, which he did, the affidavit alleged.
“After some time, (she) said she went to her bedroom and began to notice the emergency flashers on her car outside blinking. (She) stated she went outside to investigate and saw Bryce running away from her car. (She) told me that’s when she noticed her windshield had been ‘smashed,"” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
She said she yelled for her friends and they all jumped in her car and began to pursue Kiernan, but lost him somewhere down the street and returned to her house to contact police, the affidavit alleged.
“I could see where a large object, possibly a large rock, was thrown at the windshield causing it to shatter. I also observed several deep scratches on the hood of the car that looked fresh. I also noticed that the glove box was open and appeared to have been rummaged through,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.
Just north of her house, two other Stillwater police officers had contacted Kiernan, who was identified by the three women as the male that they had been with earlier in the night, the affidavit alleged.
The victim “identified Bryce as the suspect who she saw running from her car when she came outside,” the affidavit alleged.
Kiernan, who was described as highly intoxicated, “declined to speak with me about the incident,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.