By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Yale man — facing trial on charges of breaking into a Cushing couple’s rural home and attacking a sleeping man with a baseball bat in 2019 — has been ordered to appear in court on Nov. 18 on newer charges of pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend and hitting her in the back of her head in September.

If convicted of all of his charges, Travis Allen Jones, 41, could be incarcerated for as long as 41 years and fined $30,500 Jones remains free on $75,000 total bail.

His newer case was filed after an ex-girlfriend said she was attacked shortly before 8 pm on Sept. 2 when she went to a house near Ingalls to look at a vehicle, an affidavit alleged.

She said Jones arrived and ordered her at gunpoint to get in his truck, which she refused to do, an affidavit alleged. She said after she went into a shed where the vehicle was located, “Jones came up behind her and hit her in the back of the head,” an affidavit alleged.

Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy David Sloan wrote in an affidavit, “I observed about a golf ball size bloody knot on the back of (her) head.”

The woman said, ‘she has a protective order against Jones through Pawnee County” effective until Aug. 16, 2023, the affidavit said.

She told the deputy “after Jones struck her in the head, he left the residence,” the affidavit alleged.

“Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Henninger and I attempted to make contact with Jones at his residence,” in rural Yale, Deputy Sloan wrote in his affidavit.

Jones’ truck turned into the driveway of a neighbor’s home where no one would come to the door, the affidavit alleged.

About six weeks after a warrant was issued for Jones’ arrest in that September case, he was apprehended and released from the Payne County Jail on $50,000 bail, court records show.

In Jones’ earlier case accusing him of breaking into a Cushing couple’s rural home and attacking a sleeping man with a baseball bat at 2:40 am on July 30, 2019, Jones remains free on $25,000 bail pending a Dec. 1 court appearance to schedule his trial date.