By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man accused of choking his fiancee, repeatedly punching her in the face, and kicking her in the back, as well as grabbing her phone while she was trying to call 911 and possessing marijuana, has been jailed on $50,000 bail pending an April 5 court appearance at which he can request a preliminary hearing.

Scott Richard Diebold, 46, has been given a court-appointed attorney to represent him on the three-count charge punishable on conviction by a maximum of five years of incarceration and a $24,000 fine.

Diebold was arrested at 12:26 pm on March 13 in the 600 block of North Main Street after Stillwater Police Officer Miguel Najera was sent to the couple’s residence in the 100 block of E. Miller on a report of a physical domestic incident that had just occurred, according to his affidavit. The victim said Diebold left through the car wash and went north on Main, the affidavit said.

The victim “had swelling on the right side of her face under the eye, swelling on her left side near her ear, and stated she thought her left leg was broken,” according to the officer’s affidavit. She said “they had been together about two years and lived at the residence together,” the affidavit said.

She said “she was struck multiple times in the face on both sides by Diebold with a closed fist. Diebold also kicked (her) in the lower and upper back, side and legs. (She) was rendered unconscious due to Diebold striking her so hard in the left side near her ear for what she thought was close to a minute. (She) also had bruising under both arms which appeared to be grab marks,” the affidavit alleged.

She said “Diebold strangled her by putting both hands around her neck and squeezing,” the affidavit alleged. “During the battery, (she) grabbed her phone and told Diebold she was calling the cops, and he grabbed her phone and threw it across the room, preventing her from calling 911,” the affidavit alleged.

She “injured her leg during the incident and was unable to stand up,”: the affidavit alleged.

“Due to not being able to call for help, (she) crawled to her garage and lifted the door calling for help. Diebold dragged her back in the house by her hair and kicked her again while she was lying in the garage — preventing her from leaving the residence. (She) said Diebold walked away, and she yelled for help again, and neighbors ran over and called the police,” the affidavit alleged.

She said “during the incident Diebold attempted to set the house on fire. (She) stated Diebold poured Crown Royal onto the stove and attempted to light the house on fire stating ‘you’re going to burn, b….,"” the affidavit alleged.

“Diebold also admitted to officers that he was going to burn the house down,” the affidavit alleged.

“Diebold was found to be in possession of marijuana once at the jail and did not have a valid medical marijuana prescription,” the affidavit alleged.

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