Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.

Crime notes: Roommate horror story and public intoxication

  • Updated
  • Comments

Roommate conflict

Stillwater Police responded to a domestic disturbance call involving threats made at Cimarron Townhomes early on the morning of Jan. 11.

Officers arrived at approximately 1:30 a.m. and began talking with Stormy Linn Lawson, 24. Lawson told officers she got into an argument with one of her roommates and that said roommate had threatened her with a gun. When officers asked for more details, Lawson admitted her roommate had never mentioned any guns, according to police reports.

The roommate told officers Lawson had entered her room asking her to roll her some cigarettes, which she told Lawson she couldn’t afford. She and Lawson then began arguing about money and Lawson demanded she move out. During the argument, Lawson threw some of the roommate’s belongings out the window and a small karaoke machine at the roommate, according to police reports.

Lawson was arrested for domestic assault and battery and taken to the Stillwater Jail. She made her first court appearance Tuesday, where her bond was set at $2,500. Her next court date is Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.

Public intoxication and paraphernalia

A Stillwater resident was arrested early on the morning of Jan. 12 for public intoxication and paraphernalia.

Stillwater police were patrolling the area of Hall of Fame Avenue and Main Street at approximately 2 a.m. when Brandi Michelle Combs, 39, illegally crossed the road, according to police reports.

Combs was dressed in only a t-shirt and shorts with no shoes and carrying multiple bags while yelling profanities. When an officer approached, she was noticeably intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol, according to police reports.

Combs said that she had discovered her boyfriend was cheating on her and had grabbed her stuff an left, which was why she was not dressed for the weather. She admitted that she’d drank a few hour before but denied using any drugs, according to reports.

Combs had four confirmed city warrants. She was placed under arrest for the warrants in addition to a public intoxication charge, according to police reports.

Combs was taken to the Stillwater Jail. There, her belongings were processed and police discovered a lightbulb and syringe with methamphetamine residue. She was additionally charged with possession of paraphernalia.