By Patti Weaver

 

  (Stillwater, Okla.) — A 27-year-old Stillwater man has been jailed on $5,000 bail pending a Nov. 7 court appearance on a felony charge of using a glass shard to slash at his brother, who had wounds on his arms and body.
    The defendant, Kevin Adrian Garcia could receive as much as a 10-year prison term if convicted of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, court records show.
    Garcia was arrested on Sept. 27 at 4:03 am, about 18 minutes after police were sent to his brother’s apartment when a neighbor heard what sounded like a man calling for help, an affidavit said.
    Outside the building, “Kevin was holding his right hand with his left hand and was stating that someone had burned him,” Stillwater Police Officer Jonathon Devore wrote in an affidavit filed last week.
    “I observed Officer Houston approaching our location and instructed Kevin to go and speak with Officer Houston. Kevin stated that he was not moving and that he needed his cell phone that his brother currently had,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    “Kevin stated that he needed his cell phone to record what was happening. Kevin stated that I was lying when I told him that I was recording the incident while pointing towards my body-worn camera…Kevin again stated that he was not moving,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    After arresting Kevin Garcia, who smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, for public intoxication and obstruction, “Officer Houston and Officer Frazier stood by with Kevin while I spoke with his brother,” Officer Devore wrote in his affidavit.
    “I asked (the brother) what happened to Kevin’s hand, and he stated that Kevin was trying to attack him with a glass shard. I observed what appeared to be long shallow lacerations on (the brother’s) left arm. (The brother) stated that Kevin had been drinking and had torn up his apartment,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    Inside the apartment, the officer said, “I observed a strong odor of cat urine and saw what appeared to be an overturned tub and cat litter strewn on the floor in the living room.
    “I observed broken sections of what appeared to be glass ‘octopus tentacles’ on the floor as well. (The brother) stated that he is currently in college and was studying in the living room when Kevin entered and began talking ‘mumbo jumbo.’
    “(The brother) told Kevin to leave because he was trying to study. (He) stated that Kevin then went upstairs and turned on all the water faucets. (He) then hears a loud crash and goes upstairs to investigate,” and said “Kevin had thrown the toilet tank lid on the floor,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    The brother said, “Kevin was in the bathroom and had a ‘bong’ in his hand. (He) stated that he tried to get Kevin out of the bathroom, but Kevin refused. (He) then picked up a glass bong off of the bathroom sink and showed it to me. I observed ‘tentacles’ on the exterior of the glass bong similar to the pieces I had observed on the living room floor,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    The brother said, “Kevin had picked up the bong and tried to strike (him) with it. (The brother) stated that he took Kevin to the ground to prevent him from being struck. (He) stated he went downstairs to avoid Kevin, but Kevin followed him. Once downstairs, Kevin stated, ‘watch this’ and flipped the cat litter tub over, which caused the mess in the living room,” the affidavit alleged.
    The brother stated, “he pled with Kevin to go upstairs and leave him alone. (He) stated that Kevin then grabbed a piece of the bong and tried to attack (him) with the glass shard. (He) stated that Kevin began biting him as well. I observed multiple round marks on (the brother’s) left arm that appeared to be bite marks,” one of which had turned purple and was swelling, the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    The brother stated, “he was pinning Kevin down to prevent from being cut by the glass. (The brother) stated that he began striking Kevin in the head because Kevin was not stopping his actions,” the affidavit alleged.
    The brother, who had a lighter in his pocket, said, “Kevin told him that if he got up, he was ‘done for.’ (The brother) stated that he felt that he had two options, either hit Kevin in the head with a potted plant or use the lighter to make Kevin drop the glass shard. (The brother) stated that he used the lighter to burn Kevin’s hand, which made Kevin drop the glass shard,” the affidavit alleged.
    After LifeNet arrived to treat both men, “Kevin did not cooperate with LifeNet personnel and I asked Officer Frazier to transport Kevin to the SPD Jail for processing due to Kevin’s aggression and uncooperativeness. LifeNet stated that Kevin had second-degree burns on his hand but did not believe that he needed further treatment. LifeNet then spoke with (the brother) about his injuries,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    “While photographing (the brother’s) injuries, I observed redness around his throat and neck and asked if Kevin had placed his hands around (the brother’s) neck. (The brother) stated that Kevin may have done so but he couldn’t immediately remember. (The brother) stated that he normally wears a necklace but realized that it may have been ripped off during the altercation.
    “In addition to the lacerations and bite marks on (the brother’s) arms, I observed abrasions and lacerations on both of (the brother’s) knees,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.