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1/20/2014 12:48:00 PM
Perkins teen accused of attacking officer

A Perkins teenager was arraigned Monday from the Payne County Jail where he was being held on charges of attacking a Perkins police officer and two emergency medicial technicians from the city of Perkins.

Clayton Theo Jones, 18, was arrested Saturday by Perkins Police Officer Kyle Howard and jailed on $7,500 bail, court records show.

If convicted of attacking the Perkins officer and two EMTs, Jones could be incarcerated for seven years, according to the two-count felony charge filed Monday by prosecutor Karen Dixon.

When the Perkins police officer was investigating a case Saturday in the 400 block of Eaton Drive, the resident took about 45 seconds to open the door, Howard wrote in an affidavit.

The resident told Howard, "I'm babysitting my nephew," who, the officer could see, was covered in blood and slumped over on a couch, the affidavit said.

Asked if his nephew was drunk, the resident laughed and said, 'yeah,'" the affidavit alleged.

"I asked him how old he was and he said the male was a minor. He quickly realized what he just said and then stated that the minor was now 21 years old.

"I told him that I knew better and I wanted to talk with him," but the resident said, 'no,'" the affidavit alleged.

"I told him it wasn't looking good on his part that he has a possible minor, covered in blood, drunk and not responding to our conversation," the officer wrote in his affidavit.

The resident agreed and attempted to wake up the male, later identified as Clayton Jones, the affidavit said.

"Clayton was not responding. I called for medics to come on scene. Clayton became conscious very shortly after I requested medics. Clayton refused to talk with me," the officer wrote in his affidavit.

"When he did, his words were so slurred he couldn't say his name properly and had to repeat it a few times. Clayton also wasn't sure of the year of his birthdate," the affidavit said.

"Perkins Police Chief Bob Ernst came on scene at this time. A large, fresh gash was noticed on top of Clayton's head. Clayton said he did not know where the blood came from.

"Still concerned for his medical well-being, I did not discontinue the ambulance. Perkins Fire and First Responders came on scene to check the well-being of Clayton before the ambulance arrived," including John Konrad and Rob Hill, the affidavit said.

"During the medical checks, Clayton became enraged and shoved the medical personnel (John and Rob) and tried standing up from the couch he was sitting on," the officer alleged in his affidavit.

"It appeared to me that he was going to continue his attack on the medical personnel, so I intervened. I placed my hands on Clayton's chest and pushed Clayton back down on the couch to stop his attacks and told him to stop," the officer alleged in his affidavit.

"He yelled inaudible things to me and pushed me. He then pushed me again, striking my head and knocking off my glasses," the officer alleged in his affidavit.

"I grasped his right wrist that struck my face with my right hand. I then grasped his right arm with my left hand and placed him on the ground stomach first. I told him to stop fighting and attempted to put handcuffs behind Clayton's back," the officer wrote in his affidavit.

"Due to Clayton being belligerent, an unknown firefighter assisted me by grabbing his left arm and placing it behind his back," the officer wrote in his affidavit.

"Clayton was placed under arrest at this time for assault and battery upon medical personnel and assault and battery upon a police officer.

"I still had his right arm and I was able to successfully handcuff Clatyon. The ambulance and medical staff came on scene at this time.

"Clayton had to be put on a stretcher and strapped down for the medics to check him, even with handcuffs behind his back. Clayton would not listen to medical personnel," the officer wrote in his affidavit.

"Due to Clayton's belligerent behavior, the ambulance staff didn't feel comfortable transporting Clayton to Stillwater Medical Center.

"I walked back to Clayton and made sure his handcuffs were double-locked. Clayton was then escorted to the rear passenger seat of my patrol unit," the officer wrote in his affidavit.

"While trying to place Clayton in a seatbelt, he kept biting the seatbelt strap. I told him to stop and he tried to bite me. A spit mask was placed on him at this time.

"As I was about to sit in the driver seat, Clayton laid on his side and started kicking the window and door of my patrol unit. I got a pair of leg restraints and opened the rear passenger door," the officer wrote in his affidavit.

"I told Clayton to stop kicking. I reached in to grab him and he took both of his feet and kicked me in the chest, knocking me back a couple of feet.

"After successfully restraining his legs with Officer Hammack's assistance, I transported him to SMC to be evaluated. Officer Hammack and Deputy Wallace followed me to SMC for officer safety reasons," Howard wrote in his affidavit.

"While at SMC, Clayton was not listening to medical staff," and made fun of a doctor's ethnicity while the doctor was trying to provide care for him," the affidavit alleged.

"While at the hospital, Clayton said to me that he took eight to nine Valium, smoked marijuana and drank a lot of beer," the officer alleged in his affidavit.

"Clayton was treated and medically released," before being transported to the Payne County Jail, the affidavit said.





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