(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stroud man was arraigned Friday on charges of chasing his girlfriend, forcefully placing her in his car, holding a gun to her side, attempting to drive her to another location and severely beating her, all in Cushing in July.

    Cushing Deputy Police Chief Tully Folden told KUSH today that Nathan Alan Wright, 30, was arrested Thursday on a warrant at a house in the 1100 block of E. Greelee Street in Cushing.

    “We had received information from DHS that he was at that residence,” Folden added.

    Wright remains jailed on $50,000 bail pending a Sept. 12 court appearance at which he can ask for a preliminary hearing on kidnapping and aggravated assault and battery charges.

    Cushing Police Officer Brandon Hise was sent to the Wilshire Inn regarding a woman screaming for help from a red Toyota Corolla at 10:35 p.m. July 8, while the vehicle was leaving the motel and traveling west on Main Street, according to his affidavit.

    While searching for the car, the Cushing officer was notified that a woman had run into a convenience store on E. Main Street and was asking for help, the affidavit said.

    The woman was sitting on the floor shaking and fidgeting while yelling for help, the affidavit said.

    She said “her boyfriend, Nathan, was going to kill her,” the affidavit alleged. She had a swollen left eye and abrasions on her legs, the affidavit said.

    The officer said that he put her inside his patrol car until ambulance personnel arrived to take her to the Cushing Regional Hospital where she was treated for a facial bone fracture, bruises and abrasions, the affidavit said.

    After she was semi-calm, “I was able to determine that Nathan Wright, the man she lived with, had struck her in the face with his fist, grabbed and pulled her by the hair and forcibly dragged her into the car at the Wilshire Inn,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

    “Then he drove them west on North Street and pulled a pistol out from under his seat stating that he was going to kill her because he could not lose custody of his 5-year-old son, who was in the vehicle witnessing the event,” the affidavit alleged. Since then, the child has been taken into DHS custody, Folden said.

    The woman said that when he stopped the car at a stop sign, she fled from the vehicle, went into the convenience store, sought help, and Wright drove off, the affidavit alleged.

    She said “he would probably go to Stillwater or his drug dealer’s house in Tulsa, but could not identify who that was or where in Stillwater he may go,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.

    Area authorities were alerted to be on the lookout for Wright and his vehicle, the affidavit said.

    After the woman was admitted to the hospital, the officer told her how to get a protective order — which she obtained a week later in Lincoln County where she lives, court records show.

    If convicted of kidnapping his girlfriend and severely beating her, Wright could be given as much as a 25-year prison term, court records show.