By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man has been jailed on $25,000 bail pending a Nov. 6 court appearance on allegations that he pointed a pistol at two individuals at an apartment complex in the 800 block of W. Highpoint Drive.
If convicted of two counts of feloniously pointing a firearm, Connor Jesse Rupe, 22, could be given a 20-year prison term and a $20,000 fine, according to the charge filed last week.
Rupe was arrested at his apartment at 2:20 am on Oct. 10, about 72 minutes after Stillwater Police Officer Miguel Najera was dispatched on “a threats with a gun call,” an affidavit said.
“I was advised by both victims that suspect Connor Jesse Rupe had pointed a gun at them and threatened to shoot them. It was also stated that Rupe had put the butt of the ‘black pistol’ on the car window as they were attempting to drive away,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
The officer was also advised that Rupe had pressed the gun to a juvenile girl’s head threatening to kill her, the affidavit alleged.
When officers contacted Rupe at his apartment, he admitted that the gun was pointed at the girl, that the gun likely tapped her in the head, and that he threatened to shoot her, the affidavit alleged.
“Rupe also admitted that he followed (the girl) out to a public parking lot and pointed the gun at (the girl and an adult) threatening to shoot them if they came back,” the affidavit alleged.
A black Ruger EC9s “was located in Rupe’s apartment with a round in the chamber,” the affidavit alleged.