By Patti Weaver

 

  (Stillwater, Okla.) — A 48-year-old Stillwater woman, who is on probation for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, has been jailed on $25,000 bail on charges of hitting her boyfriend in the face and threatening to cut his jugular with a knife in her hand as he was trying to leave her.
    Deana Joann Faulkner, who has been scheduled for arraignment this week, could be given a prison term of four years to life if convicted of domestic assault and battery after two prior felony convictions. She could also be given a 30-day jail term and $100 fine if convicted of a misdemeanor count of threatening to kill her boyfriend.
    She was arrested at her residence on S. Lewis Street at 12:27 pm on June 10, according to an affidavit by Stillwater Police Officer Casey Rogers.
    When the officer arrived 16 minutes earlier on a domestic call, “Deana was standing behind the door covering herself with the door, while (her boyfriend) was standing by the kitchen counter.
    “I asked if things were ok, and Deana stated that with all the recent solar flares that are happening that the carbon monoxide was at his highest peak for the day. While Deana was talking about solar flares, I noticed (her boyfriend) was upset; his eyes were red and puffy, and when he turned towards me, I could see scratches on the left side of his face.
    “I asked (him) to step outside so I could talk with him, since Deana was trying to dominate the conversation. (He) stepped outside and closed the door behind him; when first asked about the scratches on his face, (he) was very hesitant to speak. Officer Johnsonbaugh began to speak with (him) trying to get him to open up about the wounds.
    “At that time, Deana had put on a dress and stepped outside and started talking again. (He) stated that he was trying to pack his belongings in order to leave. (He) advised that he and Deana were dating, and (he) broke up with Deana, and she would not let him gather his things to leave. (He) said Deana stood between him and his things and started to yell at him.
    “(He) advised that while he was backing up, Deana took her right hand and swung it at him open-handed scratching the left side of his face. There was also a mark on (his) left arm, as well as bruises on his right forearm from where Deana had grabbed him. (He) advised that Deana then grabbed a pocketknife and held it over her head saying she was going to cut his jugular. (He) stated that Deana then stopped when (he) was on the floor crying, begging her to stop,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    While talking to the victim, the officer motioned to two other officers to detain the woman, his affidavit said.
    He said, “as he tried to get his stuff, Deana was standing in front of him and would not allow him to get his belongings. That’s when Deana shoved (him), and he fell to the floor against a small table in the room. (He) put his hands up to protect himself while telling Deana to stop. This is when Deana scratched (him) across the face. (He) said that Deana moved out of the way enough for him to stand up and get into the kitchen.
    “(He) said that is when Deana grabbed a silver pocketknife that was on the nightstand and held the blade end toward him up by her face in a threatening manner. (He) said that Deana was going to cut his jugular. (He) said that Deana put the knife down shortly before officers arrived. I also observed a small bruise on (his) right forearm where he said that Deana had grabbed him while he was on the floor,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    According to Payne County court records, in 2019 she was convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and also assault with a dangerous weapon, for which she was initially placed on probation for 10 years, but that was revoked to one year in jail in 2022 when she was given a concurrent one-year jail term for domestic assault and battery in 2021. She also was convicted in 2015 of felony drunk driving in 2013, court records show.