Bat fight brings arrest
A baseball bat fight between neighbors ended with one man in jail, Oklahoma City police said Monday. Joseph A. Gutierrez, 42, was arrested on a complaint of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon about 3:45 p.m. Friday after the incident at 212 N Blackwelder. Police say Gutierrez walked into the house of Cirenio Torres, 46, and appeared to be drunk. Torres yelled at Gutierrez to get out of his house and tried to push him out the door after he acted aggressively. Gutierrez fell on Torres’ 9-month-old stepson, which prompted Torres to start punching him, the police report said. Gutierrez left, but returned with a baseball bat. Torres grabbed a bat of his own and the two men fought with baseball bats. Police said Gutierrez had significant head injuries, so he was taken to the hospital and treated before being taken to jail. Torres, who had injuries to his hand and face, told police he would drive himself to the hospital.
BRYAN DEAN, STAFF WRITER
Man to stand trial in death
MIAMI — A Delaware County man will stand trial in the stabbing and fatal shooting death of his former girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday. Dustin Everett Boggs, 24, is charged in Ottawa County District Court with first-degree murder in the death of Danyel Borden, 21, of California. Court records show Boggs’ last known address is a homeless shelter in Miami, OK. During a four-hour preliminary hearing Thursday, testimony showed Borden was stabbed several times in the chest, her throat was slashed and she was shot in the head, said District Attorney Eddie Wyant. Her body was found June 14 on a rural road near Quapaw. Boggs is to return to court for arraignment March 1.
SHEILA STOGSDILL, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN
Nephew gets prison term
PAULS VALLEY — A Craig County man was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for the beating death of his uncle. Zachary Eugene Deitrick, 21, of Vinita, pleaded guilty to manslaughter Dec. 17 in Garvin County District Court. Police were called to the Wynnewood home of the uncle, Gregory Cook, in May 2011. Cook died en route to the hospital. Deitrick was credited for time served, court records show.
SHEILA STOGSDILL, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN
Resident shot in robbery
NORMAN — A man shot in his home Friday night was in good condition Monday afternoon, an OU Medical Center spokesman said. Phillip Thomas Wren, 24, was found shot multiple times about 11 p.m. at 3315 Woodsboro Drive, Norman police said. Police think robbery was the motive because some personal property was taken. They are looking for three men — two white men and a black man. The black man approached the house while the two white men fired on Wren near the front door, Norman police Capt. Tom Easley said. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Norman Crime Stoppers at 366-7867 or Detective Gary Hopcus at 321-1600.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Escapee is recaptured
MUSKOGEE — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says authorities have recaptured an inmate who escaped a prison in Muskogee County. Authorities say prison officials found Dave O’Malley, 40, Sunday night on a road near the Jess Dunn Correctional Facility in Taft. O’Malley had last been seen at the prison about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. O’Malley was convicted of burglary and robbery in Tulsa County. Authorities say O’Malley wasn’t scheduled for release until 2022.
Body found in rural field
SPRINGER — Authorities say a man was found dead in a field in rural Carter County. Sheriff Ken Grace says a passer-by discovered the body of Jeremy Kildow, of Ardmore, on Saturday near Springer. Grace said it appears the man had been stabbed multiple times. Authorities say Kildow’s body will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine an official cause of death. Authorities say no arrests have been made.