Havonnah Johnson, News 9
NORMAN, OK -- It's a question only police can answer. Are men who are set to deploy and protect our country fighting the wrong fight here at home? A 21-year-old woman says yes.
Stevie Colvin just took portfolio pictures to be a model. It's a dream she'll have to put on hold while her face heals.
Colvin said it all started at a house party in Norman on September 17. She said she was attempting to break up a fight when a mob of men allegedly attacked her.
"I got choked and grabbed up and they all punched on me while I was in the choke hold and that's the last thing I remember. Next thing I knew, I woke up in a puddle of blood," Colvin said. She spent the night at Moore Regional Hospital.
That's not how Brett Corriveau remembers it. He said there was no beating that happened, and he claims Colvin instigated the black eye, bloody face and 37 subsequent stitches.
Corriveau said they didn't hit Colvin, and she fell to the ground.
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"She fell pretty hard and she was drunk, and we did try and restrain her. I told her if she stopped fighting we'd let her go and she hit her face very hard on the ground," Corriveau said.
"I'm very upset, it's not like I went in there ghetto and trashy," Colvin said.
Corriveau claims Colvin was drunk. He said she damaged his car, as well as his roommates' vehicles.
The airman said Colvin then almost hit someone before speeding off.
There are four Tinker Airmen implicated in the attack, but Corriveau pointed out that the focus in this house was on another fight.
"We are all going different ways because we are all deploying. We are not trying to get involved in anything that would stop us from doing that. We have other goals," Corriveau said.
We spoke to Norman police, who cannot comment on a case while it's under investigation.
Some of the pictures Colvin shared were too graphic for television, but you can view the unedited versions in the slide show in this story.
Our calls to Tinker Air Force Base Tuesday were unreturned. The airmen are set to deploy November 1.