A Chickasha man faces several charges and a $500,000 bond after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman, broke into her home and strangled her.
Michael Shane McConnell allegedly pointed a gun at the victim in her driveway and threatened to kill her and himself if she called the police, according to an incident report.
A woman who drove McConnell to the location stepped in to take the gun from him. The victim tried to deescalate the situation by speaking to McConnell in her parked vehicle, the report said.
McConnell then allegedly began choking the victim while they were in her car. McConnell also grabbed her head and banged it on the steering wheel and dashboard. The victim was able to escape the car and get inside her home. McConnell allegedly forced his way into the residence. The victim had attempted to call 911, McConnell took the phone from the victim during the 911 call and choked the victim again, the report said.
McConnell and the woman who drove him left the area prior to arrival of Chickasha Police. Officers found injuries on the victim and damage to the doorway.
During an investigation of the scene, dispatch advised the Grady County Sheriff's Office was requesting mutual aid two miles west of Norge Highway on County Road 1380. Authorities had stopped the vehicle and McConnell had fled with the handgun, the report said.
Ninnekah Police stepped in to help track McConnell down. After a period of time, McConnell surrendered himself. The victim's cell phone was recovered during his arrest. A .22 caliber revolver was recovered in the area where McConnell surrendered. The revolver was loaded with several rounds of ammunition, according to the report.
McConnell allegedly admitted to going the victim's home and assaulting her and that he had the gun on his person. However, he denied pointing the gun at her, according to the report.
McConnell said the woman who drove him to the victim's home did not know he was going to assault the victim, the report said.
McConnell was transported to the Grady County Jail and booked on charges of felonious pointing of a firearm, first degree burglary, interrupting a 911 call, assault and other charges.