The Norman Transcript

May 9, 2013

Slaughterville teen faces charges after allegedly ramming ex-girlfriend’s vehicle

By Jessica Bruha
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — A Slaughterville teen was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon after he allegedly intentionally rammed his vehicle into another vehicle that his ex-girlfriend was traveling in.

Curtis Glenn Berry, 17, was charged with the assault counts in Cleveland County District Court on Tuesday. Cleveland County deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at 9851 Cemetery Road.

When the deputies arrived at the scene, they found one of the vehicles rolled onto the driver’s side with the undercarriage resting against a tree. Two people were “lying on the ground with blood on their face,” the affidavit states. The two had been ejected from a vehicle.

The two vehicles involved were a black 1999 Chevrolet Sedan and a white 1998 Ford Ranger. The sedan was flipped over on its side.

One of the individuals ejected from the black sedan was a 21-year-old female. She was lying on her back between the two vehicles with a towel held against her neck to help slow the bleeding from a laceration caused by the collision, the affidavit states.

“(She) was conscious and breathing but was unable to communicate on scene and her mouth was bloodied,” the document states.

The other person ejected from the vehicle was a 19-year-old male who was lying on his back next to the trunk of the black sedan, on the undercarriage side of the vehicle. The teen was “screaming for help and that his back and insides were hurting,” the document states.

The 19-year-old then advised deputies that Berry had been chasing him and the female and ran them off the roadway while driving in excess of 70 mph. He advised that Berry had been chasing them from Cemetery and Pine Ridge Road, a distance of approximately two miles, according to the affidavit.

The 19-year-old told deputies he thought Berry had been upset that the 21-year-old female, Berry’s ex-girlfriend, was with him.

The two were transported to the Norman Regional Hospital to be treated.

Two individuals who witnessed the collision told police that as they were traveling eastbound on Cemetery Road, they saw two vehicles behind them. The witness who was driving told deputies the white truck was driving erratically and it first appeared he was going to pass the lead vehicle, the black car, but instead swerved at the black car, the affidavit states.

The black car then swerved to avoid a collision, the white truck went back into the opposite lane and then swerved at the black car a second time, colliding with the black car in the rear door area. The collision caused the white car to begin sliding sideways and the black car slid until it reached the edge of the roadway where it rolled two or three times before coming to a rest in the ditch, the witness said.

The other witness, who was a passenger, said she saw the black car flipping and saw a person get ejected from the vehicle. The witnesses then stopped, called 911 and checked on everyone. She advised the driver of the white truck was in an upright position and had no visible injuries, the affidavit states.

Another witness who heard the crash came to the site and said he asked the male who had been ejected what had happened. The male told him the guy in the white truck “ran into them on purpose and ran them off the road.”

Berry was read his Miranda warning, placed under arrest and transported to Cleveland County jail juvenile holding as a youthful offender.