ENID, Okla. — An Enid man with prior felonies is facing three possible life sentences after a woman ran into a bar Saturday saying she had been raped and beaten for two days.
Ryan Jeffrey Patterson, 38, was charged this week with felony counts of first-degree rape, kidnapping and domestic assault and battery by strangulation, according to court documents. He also was charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse assault and battery.
Because of three prior drug convictions, Patterson faces 20 years to life on the rape and kidnapping charges and three years to life on the strangulation charge, records show.
According to an affidavit filed in the case, Enid Police Department officers were sent to Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, to Frisco Bar, 608 N. Independence, on a report of a woman running into the bar and saying she'd been held captive for two days.
While en route to the bar, officers were advised Patterson had left the area and the woman was hiding in the bathroom, according to the affidavit. Officer Nicole Binckley arrived and was met by the woman, who had dark bruising around her eyes and a swollen face.
The woman told Binckley her boyfriend, Patterson, had beaten her for two days. The woman gave a description of Patterson's clothing and his truck, according to the affidavit. The woman said she'd stolen the truck to escape the beatings, drove to the bar and ran inside asking for help.
She said Patterson may have gone to his home, 808 W. Oklahoma, according to the affidavit. Officer Jacob McKinley went to the residence, and the woman was taken to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Frisco patrons told Binckley the woman ran into the bar yelling, "Help me, help me, help me," and she ran to one of the booths and sat, according to the affidavit. The patrons said a man came into the bar and the woman hid in the bathroom. They said the man told them, "That b---- stole my truck." The patron said they told the man to leave.
One of the patrons said they asked the woman if she did steal the man's truck, according to the affidavit. The woman told them, "Yeah, to get away."
Binckley met with the woman at the hospital and asked what happened. The woman said about a week ago she checked into the Trail Motel and injected methamphetamine, according to the affidavit. She said she stayed for one day, checked out and was walking down the road when Patterson pulled up in his truck. She said Patterson took her to his house where he beat her until she was able to steal his truck.
The woman said she and Patterson have been in an on-again, off-agin relationship for four to five years and have been boyfriend and girlfriend for about five or six months, according to the affidavit. Binckley asked her if Patterson had beaten her before, and the woman said not really. She said he'd smack her head a little bit, but that was all.
The woman said in the past there were times he would not let her leave, but she could "sweet talk him" into not hitting her, according to the affidavit. She said this time, he kept telling her how much he hated her. She said he was angry because he thought she was with another man at the motel. The woman said she kept telling Patterson she was by herself, but he kept hitting her.
The woman said Patterson would hit her with an open hand, his fist and at one point she thought he used an object to hit her on the head, according to the affidavit. She said she would sit on the bed or would stay curled in the corner, and if she tired to leave Patterson would get angry, ask where she was going and begin hitting her again. She said at one point she cried for help, but it angered Patterson. She said he covered her mouth with his hand while choking her.
Binckley asked the woman if she was forced to have sex with Patterson. She said she was not but it was the only way to stop him from hitting her, according to the affidavit.
The woman said Patterson would just "switch" from being very angry to being kind to her, according to the affidavit. She said at one point, Patterson used a stun gun on her two times. She said Patterson did not let her eat or drink anything for about two days.
Bickley noted seeing bruising on the woman's eyes, the side of her face and forehead. The woman also had lumps and swelling all over her head and some cuts on the right side of her head, according to the affidavit. The woman had bruises behind both ears and both of her upper arms and forearms had dark bruising appearing to be in different stages of healing. The woman's thighs, knees and shins were bruised and she had skin lifted on the arm where she said Patterson had bitten her.
Binckley noted she also could see bruising on the woman's neck and upper back, both sides of her back, and the woman's hands were swollen.
Patterson was taken to the police station for an interview and agreed to speak with Binckley, according to the affidavit. Patterson said he's know the woman for four to five years and have been together on and off for the past six months, but he was not exclusive to her.
Binckley asked Patterson what led up to that night's events. Patterson said about a week ago he got "fed up" with the woman so he dropped her off at her mother's house, according to the affidavit. He said the woman texted him saying she was going to a motel to shoot up because she wanted to be "numb."
Binckely asked Patterson how the woman got her bruises, and Patterson said he did not know, according to the affidavit. He said when he picked her up, he saw bruises on her face and asked what happened. He said the woman told him, "This is what happens when you talk s--- to a 200-pound woman at the bar."
Binckley asked Patterson why the woman would just lie. Patterson said he did not know, according to the affidavit. Binckley told Patterson he had plenty of reasons to lie since he's on probation, and she doesn't seem to have any reason to lie. Patterson insisted he did not hold the woman against her will and said he never hit her.
Patterson insisted the woman looked like that when he picked her up, according to the affidavit. Binckley told Patterson the clerk working at the Trail Motel did not remember the woman having any bruises on her face and asked Patterson to explain. Patterson said the woman wore a lot of make-up, and she covered up the bruises.