Bar fights not limited to Oklahoma City's Bricktown

More assaults were reported at restaurants along Oklahoma City's West Memorial Road than in Bricktown, but none reached the level of violence as beatings outside of Rok Bar, police reports show.
by Juliana Keeping Published: March 26, 2012

• A man told police he was punched “for no reason” at the bar Feb. 16. The victim was intoxicated at the time.

Many of the 27 assaults occurred at restaurants in the area that don't serve alcohol.

Since Peery was beaten, Cadmino Lopez, 32, of Newcastle, pleaded guilty to assault and battery by means likely to cause death and was sentenced in January to 15 years in prison

Lopez turned down a deal and then tried to withdraw his plea.

Jimmy Dan Smith, 29, of Tuttle, pleaded guilty to assault and battery charges last month, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years on probation as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Joshua B. Rinken, 29, of Norman, is awaiting trial.

The records are a partial snapshot of assaults that occurred in the two areas, police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. Some people may report assaults later from home.

Because of the way records are kept, those reports were not included in the department's response to The Oklahoman's request for assault calls and reports. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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