(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Cushing man has been charged with ramming his pickup into a woman’s pickup – occupied by his ex-girlfriend and his six-month-old baby girl as passengers – that fled to the parking lot of the Cushing Police Department.
If convicted of assault and battery with his vehicle as a dangerous weapon, Caleb Ryan Egger, 23, who was being sought this morning on an arrest warrant issued last week, could be given as much as a 10-year prison term and $10,000 fine.
Cushing Police Officer Rachel Hentges alleged in an affidavit, “While in the north parking lot, they reported Egger got out of his vehicle, slammed on the driver’s side window while yelling, and then left the parking lot prior to my arrival.”
When Cushing Police Sgt. Carson Watts went to Egger’s residence after the alleged March 8 incident, he located a black Toyota pickup parked in the yard, the affidavit alleged.
“Caleb (Egger) told Sgt. Watts, ‘I just freaked out,’” the affidavit alleged.
“Egger also told Sgt. Watts he had followed (the women) from the area of the 800 block of S. Linwood to the Cushing Police Department.
“He also admitted he used his pickup to try and block their vehicle. Egger denied his vehicle ever collided with their vehicle.
“Egger also admitted he punched their vehicle. Egger explained that (the adult passenger) was his ex-girlfriend and they had a child together.
“Egger said they had recently broken up. Egger told Sgt. Watts he was just trying to get them to stop so he could talk with (his ex-girlfriend).
“Egger told Sgt. Watts he did not know his child was in the vehicle,” the affidavit alleged.
“During his contact with Egger, Sgt. Watts also observed injury to Egger’s right hand. Egger told him he had received the injury when he punched the pickup,” the affidavit alleged.
“Sgt. Watts reported the knuckles on his right hand were swollen and red,” the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, on March 8 at about 7:35 p.m. Cushing police were dispatched for an emergency occurring in the Cushing Public Safety parking lot.
“A female caller was on the phone and reported she had been followed by a black Toyota pickup, which had struck her vehicle twice.
“I made contact with two females in the parking lot, who got out of a black Chevrolet pickup. They identified the suspect as (the passenger’s) ex-boyfriend, Caleb Egger,” Hentges alleged in her affidavit.
The driver said that as they attempted to leave the home of Egger’s ex-girlfriend’s mother, “Caleb Egger arrived and tried to block them from leaving,” but the driver was able to get onto Linwood, the affidavit alleged.
“As they drove north on Linwood, Egger followed them in a black Toyota pickup. They reported he struck the back of (the driver’s) pickup with his pickup when they stopped at the signal light at Main and Linwood. They also reported Egger got out of his vehicle and was yelling and swearing at them in the roadway while the light was red.
“When the light turned, (the driver) reported she turned west on Main Street and drove toward the Cushing Police Department.
“When she reached the 1100 block of E. Main Street, (the women) reported Egger drove his vehicle sideways in front of her vehicle and forced her to stop in the middle of the roadway,” across from O’Reilly’s, the affidavit alleged.
“At this time, it was explained to me that Egger’s driver’s side of the vehicle was directly in front of (the woman’s) vehicle and sideways across the roadway,” so she was unable to come to a complete stop and hit the driver’s side rear end of Egger’s pickup, the Cushing officer alleged in her affidavit.
“Both reported Egger got out of the vehicle and hit the front of the pickup by the driver’s side headlight with his fist,” the affidavit alleged.
The driver said “she drove around Egger and he continued to follow them west on Main Street near the Maveric Mini Mart located at 609 E. Main Street,” where they said Egger again pulled in front of them and forced them to stop, the affidavit alleged.
The driver said she continued west on Main Street to the Cushing Police Department, the affidavit said.
The women reported “Egger followed them around the police department parking lot,” the affidavit alleged.
“At one point, they stated (the driver) had to drive over a curb in order to try to escape from Egger’s pursuit of them,” the affidavit alleged.
Egger’s ex-girlfriend said that all this occurred while her six-month-old daughter was in the vehicle with them, the affidavit alleged.
Egger’s ex-girlfriend “told me she did not believe Egger knew his child was in the vehicle,” the Cushing officer alleged in her affidavit.