ENID, Okla. — An Enid man charged in a home invasion on Jefferson last month left a cellphone with photographs of his Social Security card and of himself in a mask at the scene, according to authorities.
Wesley Kevin Stuart Jr., 21, was arraigned Thursday on felony charges of first-degree burglary and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He also was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Because of a prior felony conviction for larceny of an automobile, Stuart faces 10 years to life in prison on the burglary charge and two years to life on the assault charge.
Stuart was charged this week in the Sept. 18 home invasion at a residence in the 1600 block of South Jefferson, which is on the same block as Stuart's own home, according to court documents.
At 3:52 a.m. Sept. 18, a man reported to police his residence had been broken into and he had been attacked, according to an affidavit filed in the case. The man said he was lying in bed when he heard a noise at the front door. The man said he yelled asking who was there. The man said moments later, the bedroom door flew open and a man lunged at him yelling “ahhh.”
The man said the assailant hit him on the head repeatedly with an object of some kind, according to the affidavit. He said after being hit several times he realized he wasn’t dreaming and began to fight back.
The man said he was able to push the assailant back and also was able to rip off his hoodie and T-shirt as the assailant fled the residence.
When officers arrived, the man was bleeding from a head wound and had bruising to his back as well, according to the affidavit. Officers found the hoodie and shirt the man said belonged to the assailant and a 1.5-foot long metal pipe with blood on it. Officers also found three hypodermic needles inside the hoodie.
A cellphone was found in the residence the man said did not belong to him, according to the affidavit. A search warrant was prepared for the phone and an extraction of information was performed.
Detective James Buck searched the phone and found a picture of a masked subject taken at 3:37 a.m. Sept. 18, 15 minutes prior to the attack, according to the affidavit. The report indicated the picture had been deleted by the phone’s user.
Buck also found a picture of a small child, a picture of an unknown male and a picture of a Social Security card issued to Stuart, according to the affidavit. Buck compared a booking photo and other pictures of Stuart to the picture of the masked man. It appeared to the be the same person.
Buck also looked at photographs taken of the hoodie and white T-shirt recovered at the scene, according to the affidavit. They appeared to be the same items worn by the masked man in the deleted picture. It appeared the mask was the white T-shirt pulled up over the mouth of the man.
Buck showed the pictures to the man who was attacked and he said those were pictures of his attacker, according to the affidavit.
The picture of the masked man also contained locational information, according to the affidavit. The picture was taken in the 1600 block of South Jefferson.
Buck noted the background of the picture was black, making it appear it was taken outside in the dark, according to the affidavit. “The picture appeared to me as someone using their phone camera to make sure their face was covered enough by the shirt pulled up over their mouth,” Buck wrote.
A search warrant was served Sept. 26 at Stuart’s residence, 1602 S. Jefferson.
Buck spoke with Stuart, and he agreed to go to the police station for an interview.
During the interview, Stuart admitted he was the person in the picture of the masked man found on the phone left at the crime scene, according to the affidavit. Stuart first said the picture was taken out in the country while riding four-wheelers. When Buck mentioned the phone found at the crime scene, Stuart remembered he had a phone that was missing.
Stuart said he took the picture of himself in the mask on his front steps but did not remember what happened after that, according to the affidavit. He also admitted the hoodie and shirt in the picture belonged to him, but he said he took them off and left them on his front porch along with the phone.
Stuart later said he was taking responsibility for the attack but did not want to provide a reason for the attack other than to say he needed to be in a psych ward, according to the affidavit. Stuart said the last thing he remembered was tumbling off the porch of the residence where the man was attacked.
Stuart said he has a drug problem and uses methamphetamine and also said he had mental issues since the last time he was in prison, according to the affidavit. Stuart said the attack was a cry for help with his drug and mental problems. He said he has reached out for help with his mental problems but did not get any help.
“Wesley, however, at times seemed more concerned with any jail or prison time he may receive because of this and at one point said he would claim insanity,” Buck wrote in the affidavit.
During the service of the search warrant at Stuart’s residence, two hypodermic syringes were found, according to the affidavit.
Patti Ann Burton, 19, who lives at the residence with Stuart, also was charged and arraigned on a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Stuart is being held in lieu of of $50,000 bond and was ordered to return to court Nov. 4 for a bond appearance.
Burton is free on $500 bond and was ordered to return to court Nov. 12 for a bond appearance.