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May 16, 2013

Hennessey man faces assault, battery counts

ENID, Okla. — A Hennessey man is facing multiple charges in Garfield County District Court following a burglary last week.

Joseph B. Stribel, 47, was arraigned Thursday on four felony charges and four misdemeanor charges. He faces felony counts of assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on corrections personnel, assault on a medical technician and second-degree burglary.

He also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault on a police officer, and counts of resisting arrest and threatening to perform an act of violence.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Enid Police Department officers responded at about 4:26 p.m. May 11 to a report of a man lying near a drainage ditch in the 4200 block of Pin Oak.

A couple reported seeing the man on his hands and knees in the yard of a residence after hearing a loud banging sound, according to the affidavit. The couple left to go to the store ,and when they returned, they saw the man lying face down in the yard.

The couple went to check on the man, and when they shook him, he looked up and asked who they were and where he was, according to the affidavit. The man repeated his questions, told the couple he did not know them, said “goodnight,” then laid his head down and appeared to pass out or go to sleep, according to the affidavit.

When police arrived they found a man, later identified as Stribel, lying on the ground face down, according to the affidavit. Officer Shawn Aebi noted the OG&E electrical box was ripped off from the house where the man was lying. A Southwestern Bell phone box also was damaged and a T-post driver was laying nearby.

Aebi attempted to speak to Stribel again, but he just moaned and did not respond otherwise, according to the affidavit. Aebi also noted an odor of intoxicants about Stribel, according to the affidavit.

Aebi went to check the electrical box to see if Stribel had been shocked and saw the patio glass windows had been shattered and there was blood on the curtain inside, according to the affidavit. Aebi checked Stribel and saw he was bleeding from a cut to his right hand.

Aebi began looking for identification for Stribel and found a piece of mail with blood on it, according to the affidavit. It was addressed to a woman who lived at the home.

Aebi again attempted to wake Stribel up, and Stribel opened his eyes and looked at the officer but would not respond, according to the affidavit. A woman arrived and said she lived at the home. She said Stribel was her ex-husband. She said he did not live at the residence and did not have permission to enter her house when she wasn’t home, according to the affidavit.

Aebi showed her the mail he’d found in Stribel’s pocket, and she said the mail had been on the kitchen counter.

Stribel began waking up and Aebi placed a cuff on is right wrist, telling him he was under arrest and Stribel began saying, “No.” Stribel struggled and refused to release his arm before being placed into cuffs, according to the affidavit. He was taken by Life EMS to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center emergency room.

Aebi and Stribel’s ex-wife entered the house and found clothes had been scattered around several rooms and a carbon monoxide detector had been broken. Blood was found on a cellphone charger in the kitchen, on a light switch in a back bedroom and where the mail had been missing, according to the affidavit.

Officer Jason Wilson, who’d followed Stribel to the hospital, said Stribel became “aggressive” after arriving.

Wilson said Stribel attempted to kick a nurse who was treating him before kicking Wilson’s arm, which he raised to block a kick at his face, according to the affidavit. Stribel was described by the attending doctor as being “drunk,” according to the affidavit.

Officer Charles Daniels assisted Wilson in taking Stribel to Garfield County Detention Facility.

He was placed in the booking area and was “quiet and compliant” before telling Wilson he “better tell your loved ones goodbye,” according to the affidavit. Stribel also stated when he got out of jail he was going to come to Wilson’s house and kill him. Stribel also told Daniels he was going to come to his house and kill him.

While being searched by jailer Billy Kammerzell, Stribel made a sexual comment concerning his daughter. Stribel made a motion to Kammerzell as if he wanted to say something quietly and then pushed him aside and attempted to strike Wilson with his right fist, but missed, according to the affidavit.

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