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Duncan police make arrest after man calls for help in bizarre late night assault on road

DUNCAN  A 22-year-old Duncan man is in jail after he was accused of attacking a driver with a tree branch.

Larry Todd Barber Jr. is accused of the bizarre incident that happened around 2:30 a.m. on Duncan's east side. In an affidavit filed in court, Police Officer Weston Jarrett said he received a call of Barber hopping into the other man's truck and attempting to break out the window on N Street, between Elk Avenue and Plato Road. The officer arrived to find Barber chasing the driver around the truck; the back window was broken and the interior destroyed. A large branch was lying on the ground.

When commanded to show his hands, Barber allegedly grabbed the branch and held it up "as if he was going to use it as a weapon," Jarrett stated. The officer pulled his gun and Barber dropped the branch and was taken into custody. Barber yelled incoherently while in handcuffs and the officer stated it appeared he was on drugs. 

"While I was giving Barber commands, he was yelling, saying that there were people that were trying to kill him," Jarrett stated. "He also said that a female was shooting him with a 'green thing' and it needed to stop."

While en route to jail, the officer stated Barber continued to babble about "she" still shooting things into his side and he needed to get away from "her." 

The driver said Barber approached his truck while at the stop sign at N Street and Elk Avenue and was yelling and waving his hands saying that he needed help, according to the affidavit. The driver said he was afraid and attempted to drive away when Barber jumped into the truck bed, broke the back window with the  branch and hit him in the back of the head. The driver got out but Barber continued to destroy the truck's interior before getting out and chasing him.

Barber remains in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. He returns to court at 9 a.m. Jan. 10, 2018, records indicate. 

Marlow man arrested for failing to register

A 46-year-old Marlow man has been charged with failing to register as a violent offender.

The warrant charging Jearl Don Cox with a felony count of violation of the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Registration Act was issued Tuesday in Stephens County District Court. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

Cox was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in October 2006 and was required to comply with the violent criminal registration act. 

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