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Oklahoma County jailer arrested in assault involving stepfather

Garrett Lee Roberts, 25, an Oklahoma County jailer was arrested. Bethany police said he was involved in a fight with his stepfather, Michael Joseph Peveto, 47.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY Modified: August 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm •  Published: August 22, 2011

— An Oklahoma County jailer told Bethany police his stepfather attacked him with a walking stick.

The stepfather said the jailer came to his house and threatened to kill him.

Both were arrested and remained in jail Monday on assault and domestic disturbance complaints.

A Bethany police report states that about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, officers were sent to a disturbance at 6803 NW 53.

Police found Garrett Lee Roberts, 25, who works at the Oklahoma County jail, at a location near the house. He told police he used to live at the house with his mother and stepfather, Michael Joseph Peveto, 47.

Roberts said he went to the house to pick up some belongings and was threatened by Peveto. He claimed Peveto grabbed a walking stick and hit him several times in his head and shoulder area before Roberts got Peveto into a headlock.

Roberts said he released the headlock after Peveto agreed to stop fighting. He said Peveto agreed, but got a rifle out of the closet. He said his stepfather never pointed the rifle at him, but threw a brick at his car and then threw a shovel, which broke out a window on his car.

Peveto claimed Roberts had threatened to kill him, and he grabbed a cane to defend himself. He said Roberts assaulted him first.

Both men had visible injuries when arrested.