A 22-year-old Anadarko man is in jail on $20,000 bond after he was accused of kidnapping and abusing his girlfriend and stealing her jacket.
Trace Noah Totherow made his initial appearance Wednesday in Caddo County District Court where he was charged with felony counts of kidnapping and grand larceny, as well as a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse – assault and battery, court records indicate. He faces up to 20 years in jail for the kidnapping charge if convicted.
Totherow is accused of terrorizing his girlfriend on Nov. 8.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Anadarko police were called around 6 p.m. to 201 NE 1st regarding a domestic violence incident. Officer Justin Taylor said the victim was “upset and that her jeans were dirty from the knees down.” She told Taylor her boyfriend, Totherow, had abused her and “it wasn’t the first time it has happened.”
The woman said that around 3:30 p.m. that day, Totherow slammed her to the ground in the alley behind a bank because he was mad she got home late, the affidavit states. It began while they were driving and when she asked to go to her mother’s house, he told her to get out. When she did, she said he got out, grabbed her “really hard” and slammed her to the ground and then forced her back inside the vehicle.
When they pulled up to a gas station, she got out and said it was a chance to get away but Totherow wouldn’t let her, following her down the street. According to the affidavit, she said people heard her screaming and every time a car drove past, he would stop momentarily. She said he just wanted to take her wallet and he stopped harassing her when he took her jacket, containing the wallet. That’s when, she said, she was able to run off and call her mother.
The woman had bruising to her left arm and her knees had some injuries, too, Taylor said. She also had bruising and scraping to her chest and back as well as right arm.
Police recovered security video from the gas station and, Taylor said, it corroborated the woman’s story. Video from the bank also corroborated parts of the incident, the affidavit states.
Held on $20,000 bond, Totherow returns to court at 10 a.m. Dec. 19 for his preliminary hearing conference, records indicate.