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Shawnee man charged in multiple stabbings outside strip club

Tommy Paul Martin, 30, faces three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after an altercation on Feb. 7 in Little Darlings parking lot in Valley Brook.
by Tim Willert Published: February 26, 2013

A Shawnee man is accused of stabbing three men during an early morning altercation outside a Valley Brook strip club, court papers show.

Tommy Paul Martin, 30, was charged Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Martin is accused of stabbing Terry Benedict, James Pinnick and Travis Alderman with a knife Feb. 7 in the parking lot of Little Darlings.

All three men were hospitalized, police reported. One of the victims was stabbed in the head behind his left ear, police said.

A knife recovered from Martin's pants pocket had blood and tissue on the blade and handle, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The victims told police they saw Martin assault a female and told him to stop, according to the affidavit.

The woman yelled “You don't want to mess with him, he will hurt you all bad,” the victims told police.

Martin removed a knife from his pocket and began assaulting the victims one by one, police reported. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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