The Norman Transcript

March 5, 2014

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NORMAN — Maiming charge for man who allegedly bit off an ear

A Norman man was charged with maiming after breaking into another man’s house, assaulting the man and biting off half of his left ear, Cleveland County Court records show.

Jake Colby McCall, 23, was also charged Monday with first-degree burglary and public intoxication during the Saturday incident in the 1400 block of Teakwood Drive.

Police were responding to a threats or harassment call, which had escalated to a disturbance just prior to arrival, the affidavit filed with the charges said.

When one of the officers arrived, they witnessed the victim running from the back yard and McCall chasing him shirtless from inside the fence of the backyard with an unknown object in his hand, the affidavit said.

The officer gave verbal commands for McCall to show his hands and get on the ground, and after complying, McCall was placed in handcuffs for investigative detention. Upon contact with McCall, officers observed a strong odor of alcohol on his person, red watery eyes and thick, slurred speech, the affidavit said.

Based on the information, police placed McCall under arrest and transported him to Cleveland County jail.

Boiling water results in assault and battery charge

A Norman woman was charged Monday after allegedly heaving boiling hot water toward a juvenile’s face, resulting in an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge in Cleveland County District Court.

Kimishia Lasha Gilmore, 21, was questioning the juvenile in her apartment in October about the juvenile talking to police about her cousin’s involvement in an armed robbery, according to the affidavit filed with the charge.

The juvenile told Gilmore he “just told the truth” and she responded by calling him a “snitch,” the document states.

“At that point during the incident, Gilmore retrieved a pot containing boiling hot water from her kitchen. She walked back into the living room area of the apartment and heaved the boiling hot water towards his face,” the affidavit said. “(The juvenile) was able to jump back so that he was not hit in the face with water but did not completely dodge the brunt of the attack. Some of the water struck his right foot, which scalded it and caused blistering.”

When police examined the juvenile the day after, they found two blisters on his foot. One was on the lateral side, mid-foot, approximately two inches in width and one inch in height. The other was on the posterior portion of his foot, approximately one inch wide and a half-inch tall, according to the affidavit.

After the juvenile dodged the boiling water attack, he ran to the bathroom and locked himself inside to avoid a physical altercation with another individual making threats toward him. He then told the occupants of the apartment he was calling 911 from his cell phone, the affidavit said.

The juvenile was allowed to come out of the bathroom after agreeing to fight one of the occupants outside of the apartment. Once he arrived at the front door, he ran away, the affidavit said.

Gilmore agreed to talk to police, telling them the juvenile and the male inside her apartment got into an argument.

She said the juvenile ran into the bathroom and the male tried following him and then made him get out of the bathroom, at which point the juvenile took off. She said the male attempted to chase the juvenile but didn’t catch him, the document said.

When police asked her about throwing hot water on the juvenile, she said it wasn’t true.

Gilmore also is currently facing charges of embezzlement and malicious injury to property under $1,000 from April 2013.

She also has been previously convicted in 2012 of aggravated assault and battery on a police officer, placing bodily fluid on a government employee, possession of controlled dangerous substance, obstructing an officer and knowingly concealing stolen property.

Man charged in Moore tornado charity scam

A Moore man was charged Monday in Cleveland County District Court for two counts of obtaining contributions for charity by false pretenses after the Moore tornado.

Brien Angel Rodriguez, 25, allegedly told several people he lost his home and his mother died in the May tornado, court records show.

According to the warrant requests filed with the charges, after Rodriguez told one woman, who was doing charity work for tornado victims, his story in July, she gave Rodriguez $70 in cash, a television, a cable box and various household items worth less than $500.

Rodriguez told the story again in August when someone who thought Rodriguez needed assistance and put him in touch with an individual who ended up giving Rodriguez $350 worth of gift cards, the warrant request states.

The victims later learned it was a scam. Moore police contacted Rodriguez, who again advised he lost his mother and his residence due to the tornado. However, the address he gave, 2520 19th St. and Tower Road, does not exist. Police also spoke to Rodriguez’s mother, who is alive and well in the Bronx, the document states.

Individual not

ID’d yet from

fatality wreck

Police still have not been able to confirm the identity of an individual who died during a one-vehicle wreck at 2:39 a.m. Saturday near Indian Hills Road.

“We have made a tentative identification but are awaiting a confirmed verification from the Medical Examiner’s Office and final notifications to the family,” Lt. Brent Barbour said.

The reporting party said the vehicle had rolled and was fully engulfed in flames. Norman Fire Department arrived and extinguished the vehicle fire, which was on the north shoulder of the road.

Preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle was eastbound on Indian Hills Road, lost control for an unknown reason, exited the roadway onto the north shoulder, rolled and caught on fire. Emergency responders located one deceased adult occupant within the vehicle.

The fatality accident is being investigated by Norman and OU police department’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team.

— Transcript Staff

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