(Stillwater, Okla.) — Two brothers, who live together in Stillwater, have been ordered to appear in court this afternoon on accusations that they assaulted a Payne County sheriff’s deputy who was sent to a woman’s residence on S. Fairgrounds Road on a disturbance call on April Fool’s Day.
The felony charges allege that Cody Allen Fields, 28, used a metal pipe to threaten to hit Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Hopper, and that Andrew Eugene Fields, 30, contended with the deputy attempting to arrest the younger brother.
The brothers, who are free on $20,000 bond, were arrested at 4 p.m. on April 1 at a shop building southeast of the residence of Cody Field’s ex-girlfriend, Payne County Sheriff’s Investigator Brandon Myers wrote in an affidavit.
“Deputy Hopper was at the same residence the evening before dealing with a domestic issue,” between Cody Fields and his ex-girlfriend, the affidavit alleged.
When the deputy arrived at 3:50 p.m. on April 1, he received no answer at the residence door, but he could banging and music coming from inside a shop where he knocked on that door, which was answered by Cody Fields, the affidavit alleged.
“Deputy Hopper observed Cody in a very agitated state. Cody had his shirt off and was sweaty. Deputy Hopper attempted to deescalate the situation by talking with Cody, yet he would not listen to Deputy Hopper. He kept raising his hand yelling and talking about his ex-girlfriend,” the affidavit alleged.
The deputy “attempted to place Cody into investigative detention to figure out what was going on and for his safety,” but “Cody would not follow his orders and place his hands behind his back,” the affidavit alleged.
“Deputy Hopper then grabbed Cody’s right arm and attempted to place him in handcuffs. Cody began actively resisting. Deputy Hopper got behind Cody getting him in a bear hug trying to gain control of him. Andrew then attacked Deputy Hopper by grabbing his right arm trying to pull him off of Cody. Deputy Hopper then disengaged Cody and engaged Andrew.
“Cody then grabbed a pipe from a nearby table and took an aggressive stance with the pipe. Deputy Hopper, fearing for his life, disengaged Andrew pushing him forward getting distance between him, Cody, and Andrew — pulling his sidearm and pointing it at Cody. Deputy Hopper gave Cody verbal commands to drop the pipe,” which Cody Fields did not do, the affidavit alleged.
“Andrew was between Deputy Hopper and Cody. Still fearing for his life and fearing if he fired upon Cody to stop the threat, he would also hit Andrew — so instead fired a single round to the left of the brothers. Cody dropped the pipe and Andrew got down on his knees. Still Cody would not follow Deputy Hopper’s commands to get on the ground.
“Deputy Hopper kept both Cody and Andrew at gunpoint until back-up arrived,” the affidavit alleged.
When Sheriff’s Captain Gregg Russell arrived at 3:59 p.m., he got out of his car with his department-issued patrol rifle, the affidavit alleged.
After giving commands to both brothers, Andrew Fields complied and got on the ground, but Cody Fields did not, the affidavit alleged.
“Deputy Russell disengaged him with his rifle and pulled his taser,” after which Cody Fields finally complied by getting on his knees, the affidavit alleged.
The brothers were transported to the Payne County Jail in separate patrol vehicles, the affidavit said.
If convicted of assault with a metal pipe, Cody Fields could be given as much as a 10-year prison term and a $10,000 fine.
If convicted of assault and battery on the deputy, Andrew Fields could be given as much as a five-year prison term and a $500 fine.
At the time of the April 1 incident, Andrew Fields was free on $10,000 bail on a felony charge of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 12-pound Chihuahua at her Stillwater apartment on Jan. 28 while she was at work.
If convicted of animal cruelty, Andrew Fields could be given as much as a five-year prison term and a $5,000 fine, court records show.