By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 22-year-old Stillwater woman has been ordered to appear in court on May 25 on a felony charge of stomping on the foot of Stillwater Police Officer William Cluck.
If convicted of assault and battery on a police officer, Joey Rain Murphy could be given up to a five-year prison term and a $500 fine. She remains free on $1,000 bail.
Murphy was arrested at 9:40 am on April 26, about eight minutes after the officer was dispatched to a 911 hang-up call in the 100 block of W. 4th, his affidavit said.
“Dispatch told me a female said, ‘you’re not going to hurt me over a haircut’ and could hear yelling. Upon arrival I could hear a female screaming for help, and it sounded as though she was being dragged back into the residence,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.
“As I approached the residence, the door slammed shut and I could her a male and female voice inside yelling. I knocked and a female, later identified as Joey Murphy, opened the door, yelled that she was fine, and told me to ‘f… off,’ and then shut the door again.
“I waited for backing officers and continued to try and get Joey to open the door to talk to me, and I threatened to kick the door open. Officer Rivas arrived, and he knocked again.
“When Joey opened the door, she continued to scream and tell us she was fine and then tried to shut the door again.
“I put my foot in the doorway to prevent the door from shutting. Joey started stomping on my right foot to get me to move it,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“Rivas took control of Joey and pulled her out onto the porch. Joey resisted, but Rivas was able to get her handcuffed,” the affidavit alleged.