(Stillwater, Okla.) A Stillwater man, who is on probation for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute — has been charged with hitting his 13-year-old daughter in her head, along with possessing the drugs marijuana and clonazepam, as well as being intoxicated in public.
Patrick Danniel Seno, 32, could be given as much as a life prison term if convicted of injury to a minor child, which is a felony. He remains free on $10,000 bond.
Seno, who has been ordered to appear in court on Aug. 27, could be given an additional one year and 30 day jail term if convicted of his misdemeanor counts of drug possession and public intoxication.
Seno was arrested in the swimming pool area of an apartment complex about 11:45 p.m. on July 24 by Stillwater Police Officer Newly McSpadden, court records show.
Officers were sent to the 2900 block of N. Perkins Road on a report of people arguing “and someone mentioned that they had a gun,” McSpadden wrote in his affidavit that was filed last week.
The dispatcher said “they were possibly heading to the “A” building,” where the officer had previously been advised there was a report of drug activity, the affidavit said.
“Officer Moore and I approached the pool area and observed a teenage female crying and stating that a male had hit her and hurt her hand. The male was standing there and he advised that he was her father,” the affidavit alleged.
Seno, who smelled of alcohol and was ordered to sit on the ground, “told me that he had approximately a six-pack to drink,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“When I told Seno to stand up and turn around so that I could pat him down, he told me that he had something on him,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“Seno told me that he had approximately 3.5 grams of marijuana in one pocket and he had some ‘klonopins’ in another pocket” – adding that the pills were not his, but had been left in his truck, the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“Seno told me that his daughter was outside and he told her to get into the house. Seno said that she wouldn’t and she hit him in the head, at which point he slapped her with an open palm in the back of the head,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“Seno told me that his daughter hurt her hand when she hit him in the head. Seno had some redness in the center part of his forehead from where he had been hit. Seno denied hitting his daughter more than once and he stated he just slapped her after being punched in the head,” the affidavit alleged.
A field test showed the leafy substance was marijuana, and the pills were identified as Clonazepam, also known as klonopin, the affidavit alleged.
According to court records, 11 months ago Seno was placed on 10 years’ probation after he completed the Payne County Drug Court program for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute in Stillwater in 2012, as well as drug paraphernalia.