A Gans man is facing several charges relating to a reported assault Sept. 3 in Gans.
A deputy with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Gans on Sept. 3 after receiving a report about a man who was assaulted with a weapon.
When the deputy arrived at the scene, he spoke to Dakota Harrison, who had blood on his left forearm and blood running from his hair down the side of his face.
Harrison told deputies he and Kimberly Stegner had been “property sitting” at Rodger Young’s home in Gans when Billy Glenn Stegner, 39, showed up at the home. Harrison asked Stegner to leave the property, citing the homeowner’s express wishes that no one else was to be at the residence while he was away.
After a brief yelling match, Kimberly and Billy Stegner went to a barn on the property. Harrison followed the pair to make sure they were not stealing from the barn. Harrison again asked the increasingly irate Billy Stegner to leave.
Billy Stegner then reportedly grabbed something silver off the barn’s wall and began striking Harrison with it. Kimberly Stegner then allegedly began kicking and hitting Harrison, who finally was able to run away from the scene.
Harrison ran about four blocks down Choctaw Street in Gans, where he crossed Highway 141 and ended up at the church across from the town’s post office, where he borrowed a phone to call 911.
Harrison refused medical treatment at the scene even though he suffered a head laceration.
When deputies returned to the home, they were met by Kimberly Stegner, who had called law enforcement earlier that evening to report that multiple people were attempting to break in to the home.
When deputies entered the home, they were met by Billy Stegner, who had been hiding behind the door and was holding a silver hammer in his hand. Stegner identified himself and dropped the weapon.
Stegner told deputies that he had gone to the home to see his wife. He said he believed Kimberly Stegner and Harrison were sexually involved. He also said he just “saw red” when Harrison told him to leave.
Kimberly Stegner told deputies she believed Billy Stegner and Harrison were going to kill each other, but officers were unable to get her complete statement because she was highly intoxicated. She admitted using methamphetamine about 30 minutes before deputies arrived.
According to the arrest report, Kimberly Stegner’s lips were bleeding, she had multiple blisters around her mouth, and she was twitching and jerking uncontrollably.
A deputy found a glass pipe inside the residence, which Billy Stegner admitted was his. A field test of the brownish substance inside the pipe was positive for meth.
While Billy Stegner was being transported to the Sequoyah County Jail, he asked the deputy if his parole officer would hear about the incident. When the deputy replied in the affirmative, the man allegedly said, “I should have hit that b**** with a hammer instead.”
Billy Stegner was charged with felony assault, battery or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and threatening to perform an act of violence, all misdemeanors.
The felony charge is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to 10 years or one year in the county jail. The misdemeanor drug possession charge carries a term of up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. The paraphernalia charge is punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, or both. The charge for threatening in punishable by up to six months in prison.
Records show Stegner was convicted in 2017 of grand larceny and malicious injury to property.
Stegner’s last court appearance was Sept. 16, where he pleaded not guilty.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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