High On Meth, Man Punches, Chases Woman With Pitchfork In South OKC

Monday, September 15th 2014, 1:05 pm
By: News 9

An Oklahoma City man is facing charges for domestic assault and destruction of property after a drug-fueled incident on the south side of the metro early Sunday morning.

Officers were first called out to the scene at a home in southwest Oklahoma City around 12:30 a.m. The caller told police that the suspect had left the home walking east toward S. May Ave.

The officers arrived and searched the area when they located the suspect, identified as 40-year-old Shaun Walsh, in the 2800 block of SW Grand Blvd.

Police continued to the scene where they located the victim and a witness standing in the driveway of the home where the alleged incident occurred. The officers noticed that the victim had redness and swelling on the right side of her face.

The woman told police that she and Walsh had had an intimate relationship in the past, but had been separated for the last year. She said the two remained friends, however, and would see each other from time to time.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. she told police that Walsh had called her and asked if she could pick him up. He said there was trouble at the house he was staying at and he needed to leave. The woman told the officers she and her friend went to get Walsh and then drove back to her home.

It was at the victim's home where the two got into an argument over a methamphetamine pipe that Walsh had in his possession. The woman told police that she pressed Walsh on the issue of the pipe and about his drug use. That's when she said he became enraged and started punching her in the face three times.

According to the victim, Walsh said, “F*** you, b****. You get what you deserve,” as he punched her. After he stopped punching, the victim told police Walsh went into another room of the home and grabbed a three-prong pitchfork. She said he began chasing her around the house before she could make it out the front door.

Once outside Walsh demanded the victim give him the keys to her car. She refused, and that's when she said Walsh used the pitchfork to break the passenger side window to her car. He then dropped the pitchfork and left the scene on foot.

The victim's friend corroborated her story and Walsh was placed under arrest. While in the back of the squad car Walsh informed the officers that he was under the influence of meth. He also told police that before he was arrested he swallowed a baggie containing .2 grams of the drug, and was about to “feel the full effects.”

Walsh was first taken to Southwest Medical Center to be medically cleared before he was transported to the Oklahoma County Jail, where he was booked without incident. A bond has not been set at this time.