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Crime Notes: Fights, trespassing and child endangerment

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“They whipped my ass”

On Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Stillwater Police responded to a report of shots fired at Stonegate Apartments located at 1815 N. Boomer Road.

When officers arrived, they saw two men fighting in the parking lot, according to police reports. One of the men was laying on the ground being punched repeatedly by the other, who was later identified as Skout Anthony Showecker, 25.

The officers ordered Showecker to get on the ground while the other officer went to go check on the other man. Showecker was handcuffed and searched, but no weapons were found, according to reports. Showecker smelled like alcohol and appeared to be drunk, according to reports.

Showecker told the police that he and the other man had been in his car when the other man punched him in the side of the face, according to reports. Showecker retaliated and the two exited the vehicle and began fighting until police arrived.

The officers tried to talk to the man on the ground. He was also clearly drunk, and he was bleeding from the mouth with a big gash on his left temple, according to reports. He told the officer that he couldn’t remember what had happened and that he assumed there was probably a fight. He told the officer, “I guess I was in it, and they whipped my ass,” according to reports

Showecker said there were no weapons involved and a search of his vehicle turned up a couple of beer cans, according to reports.

Showecker was arrested for public intoxication and taken to the Stillwater Jail. The other man was taken to the emergency room, where he signed a form stating that he did not want to press charges against Showecker, according to reports.

Trespassing

Stillwater Police responded to a suspicious person report at 313 S. Berry St. at 6:40 p.m. on Nov. 24. A neighbor knew that the residents of the house weren’t home and saw a man with a backpack and black hoodie head toward the backyard after trying the front door, according to reports.

When police arrived, the neighbor directed them to the correct house. They found a bike laying on the ground next to the house’s attached sunroom and could see someone lying on the couch in the sunroom, according to reports. They told the man, who was later identified as Clayton Theo Jones, 23, to exit the home.

Police asked Jones what he was doing there and he said that he was waiting for his friend to come home and that he had permission to be there. He gave police a fake name and date of birth and said the bike was his, according to reports.

The police began making attempts to contact the owners of the home while other officers stayed with Jones.

Jones was sweating a lot, so officers asked if he had any illegal substances on him. He told them he had a pipe in his pocket and in his backpack, according to reports. They searched him and found marijuana, meth, several pipes and other paraphernalia in his backpack, according to reports. He told the officers he’d smoked meth a couple hours ago, and he didn’t have a license for the marijuana, according to reports.

At that point, the homeowners arrived and identified him as Clayton Jones. They said they knew him but were not friends with him, nor did they want him in their home, according to reports. Jones admitted to giving the officers a false name, according to reports.

The homeowners said that they did not want to press charges for trespassing.

Police then looked up who the owner of the bike actually was and discovered that it belonged to an OSU student who had been out of town for the past few days, according to reports. The student said that he did not want to press charges for theft.

Jones was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substances, possession of paraphernalia, obstructing an officer and for an arrest warrant. He made his first court appearance Thursday, where his bond was set at $5000. His next court date will be Dec. 6 at 1:45 p.m.

Child endangerment

Stillwater police were en route to do a welfare check when they saw an SUV driving south on Jardot Street about 45 mph over the speed limit on Monday at 8 p.m.

Police turned their lights on and followed the car, but it didn’t pull over, so the officer then turned on his sirens, according to reports. The car still didn’t pull over and ran a stop sign at the intersection of Twelfth Avenue and Jardot Street.

When the car finally pulled over, police instructed the driver to exit the vehicle. The driver was identified as Crystal Jean Allen, 42, and she had a 6-year-old child in the back seat of the car, according to reports.

Allen said she hadn’t seen the police following her nor did she realize she was speeding, according to reports. She smelled like alcohol and admitted to drinking two shots of rum earlier in the evening, according to reports.

Officers conducted the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and determined that Allen had been driving under the influence.

The child’s father was called and he came to retrieve the child and the SUV.

Allen was arrested for reckless driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, aggravated DUI and child endangerment. She made her first court appearance Wednesday, where her bond was set at $3000. The bond was paid on Thursday and her next court date is set for Dec. 27 at 1:45 p.m.

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