By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man has been given a jury-recommended 20-year prison term for pinning the mother of his four-month-old baby girl, who would not stop crying, against a wall and hitting her in the head in the morning, with a concurrent 10-year prison term for slapping the woman in the face in the afternoon of Oct. 27, 2019.
At his sentencing last week, Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler ordered that Jarred Wayne Stubblefield, 41, who has an extensive criminal record, be given intensive drug treatment in custody, court records show.
Before Stubblefield can begin serving his domestic violence sentences, he must complete three concurrent terms of about four years’ incarceration for violating the probation he had been given two months earlier for three Yale property crimes in 2019 — breaking into Mugsy’s Restaurant on Jan. 5, burglarizing a building on Feb. 14, and possessing a stolen weed-eater and chainsaw on Feb. 14.
A Payne County jury of 10 men and two women had deliberated only about two hours on Oct. 1 before convicting Stubblefield of two counts of felony domestic violence, followed by 40 more minutes of deliberation before recommending his penalties of 20 years and 10 years, the court official said.
Stubblefield had picked up his ex-girlfriend at her home at 10 pm on Oct. 26, 2019, to take her and their baby to his rural Stillwater residence so he could spend time with the baby, Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy David Barnes wrote in an affidavit.
“At approximately midnight, Stubblefield became angry because the baby would not stop crying,” the affidavit said.
After the baby’s parents, who do not live together, began arguing, Stubblefield punched the woman in her head and back, the affidavit said. When she broke away and threw a VCR at Stubblefield, he pinned her against the wall and punched her in the mouth and on the head, the affidavit said.
The baby’s mother, who was examined at the Cushing hospital, had a one-inch laceration above her left eye and bruised swollen lips, the affidavit said. She said Stubblefield also choked her and slapped her across the face before eventually returning her to her residence, the affidavit said.
According to court records when Stubblefield lived in Cushing ten years ago, he was charged with felony domestic violence in the presence of children at a different ex-girlfriend’s apartment; he was given a five-year prison term and told the balance of his sentence would be suspended if he completed the Bill Johnson Drug Offender Work Camp, court records show.
Stubblefield also had prior convictions for possession of a precursor with intent to manufacture a drug in 2009, stolen property possession in 2008, assault and battery on a police officer and second-degree burglary in 2008, and stolen vehicle possession in 2001, all in Payne County, plus second-degree burglary, escape and larceny, all in 1999 in Haskell County. Stubblefield had been released from prison in February of 2017, state Department of Corrections records show.