By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater woman, who admitted kicking Perkins Police Officer Jason Thompson four times in the abdomen and once in the head, has been placed on five years’ probation except for 90 days in the Payne County Jail as part of a plea bargain approved in court last week.
After Alicia Renee Waitt, 26, was sentenced on Aug. 27, defense attorney Virginia Banks advised District Judge Phillip Corley, “Her mother has made arrangements for her to be immediately transported to an in-patient treatment program.”
Waitt, who has been jailed since her arrest at 9:15 pm on June 10 in Perkins, was ordered by the judge to follow all recommendations in a background report including random drug testing, along with paying a $960 prosecution fee and other costs.
The Perkins officer had been sent by the Payne County Sheriff’s Office 11 minutes earlier to the 300 block of Eaton in Perkins on a report of an intoxicated woman in a black tank top and panties “trying to assault or injure a dog,” Thompson’s affidavit said.
After Waitt was put in a patrol car for attacking the officer and being intoxicated in public, “During the ride, Alicia Waitt kept kicking and screaming obscenities and threats. Alicia Waitt said that the Cartel was going to come and take care of me. Alicia Waitt said she was going to tell them that I broke her arm and they would be coming to take care of me and all of my family. Alicia Waitt also believed I was another officer at our agency at one time and kept calling me his name. Alicia Waitt also called me racial slurs, a pedophile and cursed at me,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.
Since the Payne County Jail did not have a female detention officer to change Waitt into jail clothes, the Perkins officer took her to the Stillwater Police Department’s jail where she “was also very uncooperative and refused to following directions,” the affidavit said. It took five officers to get Waitt into a pair of pants that she was refusing to put on, the affidavit said.
Last September Waitt had been put on five years of probation with an order to undergo random drug testing for illegally using a relative’s car, court records show. “While in front of the passenger side transport compartment, Waitt stated that she was going to take off running and that I was just going to have to kill her,” Perkins Police Officer Daryn Zanfardino wrote in an affidavit. “Waitt was placed inside the transport compartment for her safety while I continued to investigate the situation,” the officer wrote in his affidavit last summer.