Schank and McConnell

Ciera Schank and Reba McConnell

ENID, Okla. — Two women were arraigned Thursday each on a charge of domestic assault and battery resulting in great bodily harm for breaking a woman's nose and dislodging a tooth from her mouth.

Ciera Schank, 29, and Reba McConnell, 27, appeared Thursday before Special District Judge Brian Lovell for arraignment on the felony charge. Each faces up to a year in county in jail up to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Both are being held in lieu of $5,000 bond and were ordered to return to court Aug. 26 for bond appearances.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Enid Police Department officers responded at 11:28 p.m. to a residence in the 1000 block of North Grand in reference to a medical call in which the caller said she was assaulted by her daughter and was bleeding.

Officer Greg Schaer spoke with the woman, who had bleeding wounds to her face and right hand, according to the affidavit. The woman said Schank, her daughter, had assaulted her.

The woman suffered a cut above her left eye, a broken nose, was missing a front tooth and had swelling to her left eye, resulting in bruising, according to the affidavit. The woman later said the pad to her middle finger on her right hand was bitten off by Schank.

Schaer noted seeing "long gravitational droplets" of blood in front of the woman and what appeared to be a human tooth near the blood.

Schaer spoke with two witnesses who identified Schank and her girlfriend, McConnell, as the two who were on top of the woman, physically striking her while on the ground, according to the affidavit. The woman told Schaer she had been living with Schank and McConnell for about a month.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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