By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Yale woman accused of breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s house, hitting him, and grabbing his girlfriend’s foot has been ordered to appear in court on Oct. 5 when she can seek a preliminary hearing on a first-degree burglary charge.
Erica Leanne Waffle, 29, who previously lived in Stroud, remains free on $10,000 bail with an order to have no contact with her alleged victims, court records show. Waffle has also been charged with domestic assault and battery on her ex-boyfriend, along with assault and battery on his girlfriend, which are misdemeanor counts.
Yale Police Officer Floyd Matheny was sent at 8:35 a.m. on Sept. 1 to a house regarding a possible domestic violence situation, according to his affidavit.
Waffle’s ex-boyfriend said that he and his girlfriend were asleep in his back room “when he was woken up by Erica Waffle, who had broken into his residence through the front door,” the affidavit alleged.
Waffle was yelling and calling the couple multiple names, the affidavit alleged.
Waffle’s ex-boyfriend said “he then stood up and asked Waffle what she was doing and told her she needed to leave,” but Waffle lunged toward his girlfriend, the affidavit alleged.
He said that when he got between the two women, Waffle started hitting him, the affidavit alleged.
He said “he then wrapped his arms around Waffle hugging her and using his body to push her out of the house,” but Waffle got loose from him and grabbed the other woman’s foot, the affidavit alleged.
He said he grabbed Waffle by the waist and dragged her down the hall to remove her from the house, the affidavit alleged.
He said Waffle “was grabbing at door frames and trying to fight her way back,” toward his girlfriend, the affidavit alleged.
He said he then got Waffle turned around and pushed her out the front door that was still open from her entering the house, the affidavit alleged.
He said he got the door shut and called Yale police, the affidavit alleged.
The couple agreed to fill out statements that they delivered to the Yale police station at about 10:15 a.m. that day, the affidavit said.
“While standing in front of the Yale Police Department at approximately 10:21 a.m., Waffle pulled up in her vehicle and got out to come and talk to me,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.
“Waffle walked up to me and I asked her what was going on and she stated that she had walked into (her ex-boyfriend’s) house through an unlocked front door,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“Waffle stated she just was hurt because her and (her ex-boyfriend) had been together for five years and he left her for (the other woman) and no apology had been given and just needed closure,” the affidavit alleged.
Waffle claimed that her ex-boyfriend “had beat her up and pushed her around while she was at his residence,” the affidavit alleged.
Waffle was arrested at 10:27 a.m. that day and taken to the Payne County Jail from which she was released on bail the next day, court records show.
If convicted of first-degree burglary of her ex-boyfriend’s house, Waffle could be imprisoned for seven to 20 years, court records show. If convicted of her misdemeanor counts of assault and battery, Waffle could be given as much as 15 months in jail, court records show.