By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Drumright woman has been accused of abusing her 13-year-old daughter, grabbing the guardian of the girl, and resisting arrest by Drumright Police Officer Mandy Folden.
Stacey Ann Moran, 38, was arraigned Tuesday by video from the Payne County Jail where she was being held on $15,000 bail pending a court appearance on March 31 with an attorney, court records show.
The case was filed in Payne County District Court since the Drumright house in which the alleged incident occurred is located in Payne County, according to the Drumright officer’s affidavit.
After the Drumright officer was sent at 9 p.m. on March 11 to the residence, the guardian told her that Moran had choked the girl, who was knocked to the ground, the affidavit alleged.
The guardian said that after she separated the two, she told the girl to get ready to shower and told Moran she couldn’t do that, the affidavit alleged.
The guardian said that Moran and the girl were still arguing when Moran “took off” toward the girl again, the affidavit alleged.
When the guardian stepped in between the two, Moran grabbed the guardian “leaving bruises on her left upper arm and tearing the skin on her right lower arm,” the guardian told the officer, the affidavit alleged.
Moran picked up her youngest son and left the residence on foot, the affidavit alleged.
The 13-year-old girl told the Drumright officer that she was talking to Moran about her brother and said “wow he is getting big,” the affidavit alleged. The girl said that Moran told her it was none of her business and the girl replied it was her business since he was her baby brother, the affidavit alleged.
The girl said that Moran “grabbed her throat and pushed her to the ground choking her,” the affidavit alleged. The girl said “she felt like she couldn’t breathe and thought she was going to black out,” the affidavit alleged.
The girl had “red marks on the right side and base of her neck,” which she said was tender, the Drumright officer’s affidavit alleged.
After the officer requested Drumright First Responders and Creek County Ambulance, staff from the ambulance service suggested that an evaluation at the emergency room be made on the girl, whose guardian said she would take her by private vehicle to the Stillwater Medical Center, the affidavit said.
The officer contacted Moran, who was walking eastbound on Highway 33, the affidavit said.
“I informed Stacey (Moran) that she was under arrest for the assault that had just taken place. Stacey was instructed to place her hands behind her back.
“Stacey stated, ‘I’m not under arrest.’ Stacey refused to place her hands behind her back and grabbed my arm,” the Drumright officer alleged in her affidavit.
“Stacey stated, ‘I know my rights. I’m not going to jail.’ Stacey again grabbed my arm before being placed in cuffs. Stacey was transported to the Drumright City Jail to await transport,” to the Payne County Jail, the officer alleged in her affidavit.
Moran’s son was transported by the girl’s guardian and Drumright Fire personnel to the Drumright Police Department, where the state Department of Human Services agreed to allow the girl’s guardian to take possession of Moran’s son, the affidavit alleged.
When the Drumright officer contacted the Stillwater Medical Center, she was advised that the girl was at the hospital, the affidavit said.
“Stacey declined to make a statement at the time of this report,” the Drumright officer wrote in her affidavit.