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Man accused of poking woman's eye out with pool cue during fight in tavern

A 31-year-old man is in custody after he's alleged to have poked out a woman's eye with a pool stick at a local bar in July. 

Lawton resident Emmanuel J. Medlock, also known as "Manny" or "Manny Loc," is charged with two felonies: maiming and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Comanche County District Judge Susan Zwaan signed an arrest warrant for Medlock on Aug. 6, and he was arrested earlier this week, court records indicate. 

According to an affidavit filed in court, Medlock and the woman were at Rock N R Bar, 2609 Cache Road, on July 26 when Medlock assaulted her. 

The woman told a detective that Medlock initially "hit her in the forehead with a glass fist," and she tried to get away, but "Medlock was too fast," the affidavit states.

The woman said Medlock then "took a pool stick and swung it and hit (her) in the face" before jamming the broken pool stick into her right eye while she was lying on the ground, according to the affidavit. The woman suffered "permanent and life-changing, long-term disability with the loss of her right eye," the affidavit states. 

After the assault, Medlock feld the scene, according to the report. He remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Man arrives home to find burglary in progress

A Lawton man was surprised by unwanted guests when he dropped by his house Tuesday morning.

Police Officer Osmar Molina reported that a man said he arrived at his house on Northwest Baldwin Avenue and saw a man and a woman inside his house loading up his belongings and putting them in a rental truck.

The man told Molina that when he approached the thieves they hopped inside the truck and drove off. The man said he drove his vehicle behind the truck until it came to a halt in the driveway of a house on Northwest Ash Avenue, the report states.

The man watched the thieves jump out of the rental truck and flee in different directions, Molina reported. The man said he looked in the cargo area and found some of his property, including "an iron, mason jars, a coffee mug, (a) foldable white chair and a cake pan," the report indicates.

Man arrested for impersonating officer

A Lawton man was arrested after he was accused of pretending to be a police officer while driving drunk in late September, court records indicate.

Robert C. Powell, 32, is charged with impersonating a public officer by uniform or vehicle, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (aggravated), driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license, and eluding or attempting to allude a police officer.

According to an affidavit filed Tuesday in Comanche County District Court, around 9:45 p.m. Sept. 28 Powell was driving an SUV when he attempted to make a traffic stop by activating red and amber flashing lights behind a vehicle on North Sheridan Road.

Officer Andrew Foreman reported witnessing Powell's attempt, and Foreman remembered that he was told that someone in Lawton had recently tried to impersonate an officer, the affidavit states.

Foreman initiated a traffic stop, but Powell ignored Foreman and continued to drive west onto Rogers Lane, then east on Rogers Lane and finally onto Northwest Ozmun, where the pursuit stopped after Powell's SUV "struck a small tree, car port and parked truck," according to the affidavit. 

After noticing Powell's glassy eyes and odor of alcohol, Foreman administered a breath test, which resulted in 0.25 blood alcohol content  three times the legal limit.

Powell made his initial appearance in Comanche County District Court earlier this week and remains in jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.

Woman accused of stealing from father

A woman is alleged to have stolen nearly $400,000 from her elderly father who lives in Lawton.

Lawton Police Sgt. Paul Huyssoon reported that a Department of Human Services employee told him that the nearly 80-year-old man was financially victimized by his daughter when she was acting with his power-of-attorney.

The woman and her father had a joint bank account, and she relieved him of about $378,000, Huyssoon reported. The woman does not live in Lawton, according to the report.

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