Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Marble City Man Charged with Domestic Abuse

A 25-year-old Marble City man faces a felony charge of domestic abuse – assault and battery, and a misdemeanor charge of threatening to perform an act of violence.

The charges were filed Jan. 31 against Corey Ray Pettit in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw. 

Investigators were dispatched to a residence in Marble City about a domestic dispute at about 6:24 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Pettit told the investigators that his girlfriend was screaming at him and he had grabbed her hands to keep her from hitting him. He had a scratch on his neck and a red mark on his chest, the investigator reported.

The girlfriend said she had told Pettit she “was done with their relationship.” Pettit began calling her names, and followed her to her vehicle where he broke her windshield and took the keys from the vehicle ignition so she could not leave. The female said Pettit took a small knife off the key chain and held the knife at her throat and told her he was going to kill her.

The female said Pettit then hit the dashboard and broke it. She said he got out of the vehicle, grabbed a handful of gravel and tried to force it into her mouth.

The investigator noted several bruises on the woman’s body and on her face. The female said Pettit had slapped her face on Jan. 15 and other bruises were the result of the alleged Jan. 17 assault.

A felony warrant for Pettit’s arrest was issued Jan. 31.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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