By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A convicted sex offender, who got out of prison last summer, was charged today with domestic abuse and being a felon in possession of a gun at his rural Stillwater residence in late April.

Dustin Jo Crosby, 29, was released from the Payne County Jail on $10,000 bail on May 3 with an order to be in court this afternoon for arraignment on the two-count felony charge.

Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Hopper was sent on April 30 to a business on Sixth Street in Stillwater on a report of a domestic assault that occurred outside of city limits, his affidavit said.

Crosby’s girlfriend, who said they had lived together for about two months, told the deputy while they were at home that day at 5 p.m., “Dustin got mad and started hitting her with a closed fist in the head and face area,” an affidavit alleged.

She said that afterwards, “Dustin and her were supposed to go to a family member’s birthday party, so she started putting on makeup to hide the redness and bruises from the fight so they could leave,” the affidavit alleged.

She said “while going into town, Dustin got mad at her again because the makeup was not hiding the marks from where he hit her,” the affidavit alleged.

She said while driving, “Dustin continued to taunt (her) by telling her that she can’t get away from him and that he isn’t scared of the cops and that she will never be rid of him,” the affidavit alleged.

She said “when they got into town, Dustin stopped at the liquor store on 6th Street so he could get a bottle,” while she waited in the car, the affidavit alleged.

She said after he came out, “he saw a friend of his in the parking lot of the marijuana shop next door to the liquor store,” and walked over to speak to him, the affidavit said.

When he did, “she asked someone in the parking lot to call the police; then she jumped in the driver’s seat of the car, and tried to leave the area,” the affidavit alleged.

“Stillwater police arrived at the scene and made contact with (her) until my arrival and Dustin fled the area on foot,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit

The woman “asked if I could follow her out to the residence while she gets her property,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

When the deputy walked through the house to make sure Crosby was not there, he saw obvious signs of an altercation in the living room and kitchen, the affidavit said.

The woman said. “Dustin had at one point thrown her down to the ground and then he reached down to pick her up and when he did, he twisted the collar of her shirt cutting off her air flow so she could not breathe,” the affidavit alleged.

She also said “there was a small cabinet in the kitchen that Dustin threw her over during the fight,” the affidavit alleged. She “also pointed out a large hole in the sheet rock in the kitchen that she says is where Dustin slammed her head into the wall,” the affidavit alleged.

She “also took me into the back bedroom and showed me a bullet hole in the wall that she states happened a few nights ago, that Dustin was threatening her with a 9mm gun and that he fired the gun into the wall right by her head. I was able to see what did appear to be a bullet hole in the wall,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

The woman “was given a domestic abuse hotline card and strongly encouraged to contact Wings of Hope (shelter),” for an emergency protective order, the affidavit said. The deputy asked a dispatcher to enter a BOLO (be on the look-out) for Crosby due to the alleged domestic assault, the affidavit said.

According to the state Department of Corrections and court records, Crosby was previously convicted of:

* forcible sodomy in Stillwater in 2009, for which he was given in 2010 a six-month jail term followed by four and one-half years of probation;

* failure to register as a sex offender in Stillwater in 2010, for which he was given a five-year prison term of which he served one and one-half years;

* violation of sex offender’s registration in Payne County in 2013, for which he was given in 2014 a six-month jail term followed by four and one-half years of probation that was revoked in 2017 when he was sent to prison;

* methamphetamine possession in Payne County in 2013, for which he was given in 2014 a six-month jail term followed by nine and one-half years of probation that was revoked in 2017 to a concurrent five-year prison term of which he served one year and 14 months;

* failure to register as a sex offender in Perry in 2015, for which he was given in 2015 five years of probation that was revoked in 2017 to a concurrent five-year prison term of which he served one year and seven months prior to his release in August of 2019;

* unauthorized use of a vehicle in Noble County in 2015, for which he was given in 2016 180 days in jail followed by nine and one-half years of probation that was revoked in 2017 to a five-year prison term concurrent to his Payne County sentences;

* possessing a stolen computer in Stillwater that was taken from Oklahoma State University in 2017, for which he was given in 2017 a five-year prison term of which he served one year and four months;

* failure to register as a sex offender in Stillwater in 2017, for which he was given a concurrent five-year prison term followed by five years of probation;

* methamphetamine possession in 2017 in Stillwater, for which he was given a concurrent five-year prison term followed by five years of probation.

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