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September 7, 2013

Man tased after allegedly assaulting wife

James Bright, Managing Editor, chickashaeditor@gmail.com
The Express-Star

CHICKASHA —

A man accused of stalking his wife was shocked with a Taser by a Chickasha Police Officer after refusing to comply with the officer's orders on Sept. 5.

CPD Officer David Harper-Head responded to a call of physical domestic violence at Midwestern Loan Company. An employee of the business, Ryan Brooks, told Harper-Head the subjects involved in the disturbance were in a car in the parking lot, an incident report reads.  

Harper-Head approached the vehicle, where he found a female in the passenger's seat and male in the driver's seat. 

"| asked the woman to step over to me," Harper-Head detailed in the report. "She did as requested and I then saw the male exit the car from the driver's side. After the male exited he pointed into a silver car, which was in the next spot over from the PT Cruiser (his car). He said something that I could not discern. He then began walking toward me. I asked him to step to the right  and | pointed where I wanted him to go. He did not listen and began walking up behind me and said, 'really.'  I told him 'yeah really.' He Continued to walk toward me and | told him he was going to need to start listening to me. He then turned around and stepped to the right."

Harper-Head identified the female as Lenny Jolley and the male as Christopher Jolley. 

While speaking to Lenny, Harper-Head said Christopher started walking away to the west. 

"I told him to 'stop,' but he did not stop," Harper-Head wrote. "He entered the Empire Finance business. | followed after him and grabbed the door  to open it. Christopher had a hold of the door on the other side and I had to jerk the door open. Once the door was open I told Christopher to 'face away.'"

Harper-Head attempted to place Christopher in handcuffs, but he jerked his arm away from the officer and moved into a stance Harper-Head said appeared threatening. 

"Christopher's posture made me feel like he was going to fight. I pulled my Taser and told him to get down," said Harper-Head. "When Christopher did not comply | fired my Taser. The Taser connected with him and he fell to the ground. l told him to stay clown multiple times. Christopher rolled to his side after l told him to stay face down. He said he needed to breathe. l allowed him to remain on his side. By that time l called for assistance from other officers." 

CPD Officer Ryan Rahlf arrived on scene and placed Christopher into handcuffs. Rahlf remained with Christopher while Harper-Head interviewed Lenny, according to the report. Lenny said she in Christopher were in the middle of a divorce. 

"She said that she had her boyfriend Bryan Ragland ride with her because she has been having problems with Christopher," Harper-Head wrote. "Lenny said that Christopher has  shown up at multiple locations and is basically stalking her. She said that today Christopher grabbed her by her head and arm. Lenny showed me her left arm. | could see a faint red mark. Lenny said that Christopher also took her phone from her. | asked her to tell me what happened exactly. Lenny said that she had the cell phone in her hand and Christopher ripped it out of her hand."

Brooks said he saw Christopher pick Lenny up by the neck and shake her and swipe something from Lenny's hand that could have been a phone. 

Harper-Head found a phone while searching Christopher according to the report. 

A report has been sent to the district attorney's office alleging probable cause exists, and Christopher should be charged with grand larceny, domestic abuse and obstructing an officer.