By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A convicted armed robber and drug dealer is being sought on felony charges accusing him of attacking his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend with a baseball bat on a Cushing street and violating a protective order she had obtained against him four years ago.
An arrest warrant was issued for Curtis Lamont Hagler, 50, of Stillwater, on July 24, but he was not in the Payne County Jail on Monday, a sheriff’s spokesman told KUSH.
Due to his extensive criminal record, Hagler, who previously lived in Cushing, could be given as much as two life prison terms if convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and violating a protective order as a subsequent offense, both on July 17.
Cushing Police Officer Garvis Scott Thomas was contacted in the police department lobby on July 18 at 3:30 p.m. by a man who “explained that a friend of his was assaulted the previous night and was wanting to report it,” according to his affidavit.
About 30 minutes later, the officer met with the victim, who said that he and his girlfriend were walking in the 1500 block of Maple Street in Cushing at about 11 p.m. on July 17 when her ex-boyfriend, Hagler, approached them and started hitting him with a baseball bat, the affidavit alleged.
The victim explained that “Hagler has been harassing them for the past couple of days,” the affidavit alleged.
The victim “was wearing a cast on his right arm, had a scrape on his head and was moving slowly,” the affidavit said.
The victim said that when he went to the Cushing hospital, he was diagnosed with a broken arm, broken ribs and a concussion, the affidavit said.
The victim handed the Cushing officer a broken red bat that he said was part of the bat Hagler used to assault him, the affidavit alleged.
Hagler’s ex-girlfriend “explained that she has a protective order against Hagler,” which she obtained in 2015, that remains in effect until March 26, 2020, the affidavit said.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and Payne County court records, Hagler had been previously convicted of:
* robbery by fear in 1995 for which he was originally placed on probation that was revoked in 2011 to a six-year prison term of which he served about half;
* distributing cocaine in 2003 for which he was originally placed on probation that was revoked in 2011 to four years and two months in prison of which he served about two years and six months;
* armed robbery in Stillwater in 2006 for which he was originally placed on probation that was revoked in 2011 to a concurrent 58 months in prison of which he served about three years;
* domestic violence by strangulation in Cushing in 2009 for which he was given a 10-year prison term in 2011 of which he served about three years and four months;
* possessing stolen property in Stillwater in 2010 for which he was given a concurrent 10-year prison term in 2011 of which he served about three years and four months;
* violating a protective order in Cushing in 2015 for which he was given a one-year jail term;
* possessing methamphetamine in Cushing in 2016 for which he was given a six-month jail term followed by probation for seven years, 11 months and 27 days in 2017;
* violating a protective order on three different occasions in 2010 as misdemeanor charges for which he was given three one-year sentences.