Burglary suspect tells police he was looking for 'back rub' at Stride Bank Center

Jesse Douglas Fisher, 43, is facing charges after police say he broke into the Stride Bank Center.

ENID, Okla. — An Enid man faces up to life in prison after being found breaking into Stride Bank Center looking for a back rub, according to court documents.

Jesse Douglas Fisher, 43, was charged with a felony count of second-degree burglary after officers found him June 9 inside Stride Bank Center with an air filter in his hand, according to court documents. Fisher faces four years to life for the crime due to five prior felony convictions.

Fisher was arraigned Thursday and his bond was set at $5,000. He was ordered to return to court July 15 for a bond appearance.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Fisher told Enid police he was at Stride Bank Center’s Convention Hall because “his friend that he plays video games with gives back rubs, and he was there to get a back rub.” He told an officer he thought the area was his friend’s house.

A passerby told an officer of a shirtless male going into a fenced-in area on the south side of Convention Hall, according to the affidavit. Officer Cody Smith inspected the area and found the garage door partially open, and when another unit arrived, the officers noticed the garage door to be off track and open enough for someone to crawl under. Officers opened the door and “made announcements” for anyone inside to come out.

A shirtless male, later identified as Fisher, came out of a door on the east side of the garage and officers gave him commands as he was holding an air conditioning filter, according to the affidavit. When placing handcuffs on Fisher, he told the officers that there were two more people in the building, but the officers did not locate anyone else.

According to the affidavit, Fisher told Enid Police Department Officer Robert Elliot said the other person inside the building was actor Lou Diamond Phillips, and that Fisher was in the building to make a friend a marijuana pipe.

The officers spoke with Aaron Phillips, director of operations at Enid Event Center, who noticed the garage door being off track, several packages on the floor that were not previously there and opened boxes of air filters on the ground. They also noticed air filters on the ground of the east side storage area and several tables knocked over in the Convention Hall area.

On one of the tables was a wallet containing Fisher’s ID, a cellphone, a can of smokeless tobacco, a knife and a package of plastic hooks.

In 2014, Fisher was convicted of three other counts of second-degree burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property. He also was convicted of DUI in 2016, according to the charges.

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Miller is an intern for the Enid News & Eagle. She can be reached at jordanmiller@enidnews.com.

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