By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Glencoe man accused of knocking a 17-year-old boy’s head against the outside of the house, throwing him to the ground, putting his knee against his throat, hitting him in the head and otherwise contending with the boy, who received a broken bone in his lower leg, has been released from jail on $20,000 bail pending his arraignment on May 9.
If convicted of felony abuse of the boy, to whom he is related, Chad Thomas Greene, 38, could be given as much as a life prison term plus a $5,000 fine. If convicted of the alternative count of misdemeanor domestic assault and battery, Greene could be given a penalty of six months to a year in jail plus a $5,000 fine, court records show.
Greene was previously charged with domestic assault and battery in a case that has been expunged from his record, Payne County Sheriff’s Investigator Rockford Brown alleged in an affidavit filed in court records.
The boy said that Greene assaulted him at their residence on Jan. 10 after telling him to go outside to do his chores, the affidavit alleged.
The boy said that Greene “followed him outside and an argument ensued,” in which Greene slammed the boy’s head against the house at least twice, the affidavit alleged.
After the pair went to the ground, Greene had a knee against the throat of the boy, who said he nearly passed out, the affidavit alleged.
The boy said while Greene was on top of him, Greene began to hit him about the head and face, the affidavit alleged.
The boy said he continued to struggle and at one point was slammed back to the ground by Greene, the affidavit alleged.
During this portion, the boy said he felt a pop in his ankle, and shortly afterward was allowed to finish his chores, the affidavit alleged.
The boy was later taken to AMC Urgent Care in Stillwater by Greene and subsequently seen by an orthopedic specialist at Ortho Oklahoma where he was diagnosed with a fracture of the end of his right tibia, the affidavit alleged.
Greene said the boy was “being disrespectful while filling up water on the side of the house prior to performing his chores,” the affidavit alleged.
Green said that when he went to open palm hit the boy on the side of the head, the boy’s head unintentionally hit the house, the affidavit alleged.
Greene said “I wasn’t like, OK, I’m fixing to grab his head and bang it against the house, but it’s kinda what happened,” the affidavit alleged.
Greene said they “did go to the ground and he held him down,” but did not say he hit the boy while on the ground, the affidavit alleged.
The boy weighs significantly less than Greene, the affidavit alleged.
Neither Greene nor the boy claimed that the boy ever struck or tried to strike Greene, the affidavit alleged.