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Oklahoma City-area crime briefs for June 20, 2013

Oklahoma City-area crime briefs for June 20, 2013
Oklahoman Modified: June 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm •  Published: June 20, 2013

CRIME BRIEFS

Son, 37, struck with hammer

An argument over the rent at an Oklahoma City business ended with a father knocking his son's eye out with a hammer, police said. Clark Elwin Yowell, 66, of Newcastle was arrested Tuesday evening on complaints of domestic assault and battery and maiming. The injured man, 37, was sitting on a stool inside Action Water Sports, 7740 Newcastle Road, when police arrived. Witnesses told police the younger man had refused to pay rent after the business sustained storm damage.

From Staff Reports

Online threats lead to prison

A federal judge Wednesday sentenced an Oklahoma City man to six months in prison for making online threats against Casper, Wyo., that prompted officials to lock down schools and issue alerts to residents. Glenn Allen Kirkham, 34, pleaded guilty in March to a charge of transmitting a threat by interstate communications. Kirkham authored a Jan. 14 online message board post that threatened to use guns, knives, bats and a pickup to commit acts of violence. He told federal agents he posted a work of “artistic falsehood,” records show. U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron, in sentencing Kirkham, said incarceration was important as a deterrent to those tempted to use the Internet to cause widespread fear and disrupt public services, federal authorities reported.

From Staff Reports

Man accused of beating woman

A man is accused of using a Taser on his 22-year-old girlfriend, beating her with golf clubs and threatening to throw acid on her after she retrieved a cellphone he had locked away, police said. She fled to a neighbor's home and was taken to a hospital where she was being treated for cuts and bruises. Gilbert Ryan Terrel, 33, was under arrest on complaints of maiming and domestic assault with a dangerous weapon. He remained in jail on Wednesday, a jail official said.

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