5/2/2013 8:27:00 PM Perkins man jailed on domestic violence charges
By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent
An ex-convict with a history of drunk driving and domestic violence has been jailed on charges of assaulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter, his wife, his mother-in-law and her boyfriend -- all at his Perkins residence on April 21.
Paul Lesley Larsen, 51, was originally scheduled to be sentenced in February for drunk driving last summer, but he failed to appear in court before District Judge Phillip Corley -- who revoked his bond Friday on that 2012 charge.
In his latest case of alleged domestic violence on which he is due to appear in court on May 6, Larsen was arrested on April 21 by Perkins police after his mother-in-law called 911, court records show.
In a petition for an emergency protective order issued by the court the day after the alleged attack, his wife wrote that she came home after seeing her first grandbaby and found some of her belongings on the porch.
"I rang the doorbell, he opened the door and said 'there's your stuff -- now leave, b....'" she wrote in her petition.
"I said, 'I need some things and my briefcase. He said fine. My 12-year-old daughter was with me and asked if she could help me," she wrote in her petition.
"He said 'get off my porch,'" then called the child a name and pushed her, Larsen's wife wrote in her petition.
"That's when I said 'you're not going to touch my daughter or call her names and pushed him back. He grabbed my arms and pushed me out the door. I came right back and pushed past him.
"I was in the bedroom grabbing stuff and briefcase when I heard him call my mother a w.... When I got back to the kitchen, he was pulling her hair and biting her," Larsen's wife wrote in her petition.
She wrote that her mother's boyfriend was trying to get Larsen off, but he wouldn't let her go "so I kicked him in the groin twice before he would let her go.
"Mom called police and they were immediately there, Officer Galt and Officer Smarr," Larsen's wife wrote in her petition.
"Officer Galt had to threaten with a tazer gun twice before he would come outside with him.
"For the past week, he has hit, bit, choked," and called her names, she wrote in her petition.
"He is getting sentenced on DUI this Friday and acts like he is going to run, afraid of going back to prison. (He) had a garage sale and he has all that money.
"(He) said he needed a certain amount of money before Wednesday. I saw tent and lantern sat out -- tent in truck, lamp on porch. I put both up.
"Later I thought about it. And I thought he's going to run before Friday's court.
"(He) stays drunk 24-7 every day and am sick of mental and physical abuse," his wife wrote in her protective order petition.
Her EPO was served on Larsen in the Payne County Jail the same day it was issued, but it was dropped three days later when she vacated it, court records show.
Her mother also obtained an EPO against Larsen on April 22 -- which was also served on him in jail that day, court records show.
In her protective order petition, Larsen's mother-in- law wrote, "I fear for my life," as well as for her daughter and five grandchildren.
She wrote that at 5:20 on April 21, she called 911 after Larsen assaulted her, her boyfriend and her granddaughter, according to her petition.
"He's violent, made a threat to me last year that a black SUV was waiting for me and I'd better listen to him and do everything he said. I hung up on him," she wrote in her petition.
"He drinks every day, stays drunk and he's on parole or was for drinking," according to her petition.
According to a background report compiled for the court for Larsen's sentencing for drunk driving at Knipe and Perkins Road on July 17, 2012, "He stated that he has been arrested at least 25 times as an adult.
"The defendant stated that he has served a term of incarceration for 22 months," state Department of Corrections Community Sentencing Specialist Dee Miller wrote in her report to the court.
Larsen said that he receives $687 in social security per month due to a lung and back disorder, the report said. He said he worked for his parents at their thrift store in Perkins for one year, the report said.
Larsen's parents live in Coyle where they pastor the Baptist Church, the report said.
"Mr. Larsen stated that he probably consumed his first beer at the age of 8 or 9 years old and that his brother gave it to him.
"He reports that he can drink a 24-pack before considering himself to be intoxicated," the report said.
According to state Department of Corrections records, Larsen was released from prison in 2011 after serving about two years for three Cherokee County crimes:
assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2009 for which he was given a six year prison term followed by four years of probation;
drunk driving in 2002 for which he was given a five-year prison term after his probation was revoked in 2009;
drunk driving in 2005 for which he was given a six year prison term followed by four years of probation after his original suspended sentence was revoked in 2009.
Larsen also was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence in Cherokee County in 2008 for which he was placed on probation for one year except for 90 days in jail, court records show.