(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Pawnee man accused of intentionally kicking a locked door at Quality Ford in Cushing and causing $1,980 in damage has been ordered to appear for trial court arraignment in Payne County on May 25.
Kevin Young, 30, remains free on $5,000 bond on a felony charge of malicious injury to property punishable by as much as a two-year prison term and a $2,000 fine on conviction, court records show.
Cushing Police Officer Alex Austin Gegen was sent at 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2017, to the business at 2300 E. Main Street on a call by employee Greg Babinec that a customer, identified as Young, “had broken a door and a window of Quality Ford,” an affidavit alleged.
When the Cushing officer arrived, he “noticed a door was off the hinges and the window on the east side of the door was broken with pieces of glass scattered on the floor on the inside and outside of the doorway,” Gegen wrote in his affidavit.
Another Cushing officer, Jonathon Hall, reported that he was on a traffic stop with Young and a woman, the affidavit said.
The Quality Ford employee said that the couple “wanted to test drive the vehicle they were interested in purchasing,” the affidavit alleged.
“Babinec stated he needed their driver’s license and their insurance card. Babinec stated there was a verbal disagreement between himself” and the couple, the affidavit alleged.
Another Quality Ford employee went to the front to have the couple “come to her office so she could figure out the purchasing price of the vehicle,” the affidavit said.
Babinec said that the couple “became disgruntled and wanted to leave,” by trying the locked door with a sign that said “please use other door,” the affidavit alleged.
“Babinec reported the main door was unlocked as usual. Babinec stated Young shook and kicked the locked door,” so hard that it came off the hinges and the door swung open – striking the window on the east side of the door, the affidavit alleged.
Babinec said that the couple got in their vehicle and left, the affidavit said.
Babinec and the other employee “indicated Young was very angry and believed he intentionally caused the damage to the door,” the affidavit alleged.
The other Cushing officer, Hall, said that Young told him they went to buy a car at Quality Ford and claimed a woman in a red dress told his female companion to get out, the affidavit alleged.
“Young stated he requested to leave and he walked towards the door. Young stated the employees of Quality Ford had locked them in. Young stated he asked he be let out, but they refused so he made a way out,” the affidavit alleged.
His female companion, who has not been charged in the alleged incident, “stated Young became scared and tried to get out, but could not,” the affidavit alleged.
She said “she was not pleased with the service at Quality Ford and she wanted to leave…(She) stated Young pushed the door too hard and broke the door, which broke the window,” the affidavit alleged.
Hall “reported Young was very agitated during his contact following the incident at Quality Ford. His behavior was not described as fearful, but instead as very angry. It should also be noted there was not an emergency call received by the police department from Young regarding his inability to get out of the business, nor did Young remain on scene following the damage to the property,” the affidavit alleged.