Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

April 1, 2013

Jail time given in assault case

Barry Porterfield
Pauls Valley Democrat — An Elmore City man has been formally sentenced to spend a handful of years behind bars on his guilty verdicts in a domestic assault case dating back to 2010.

The decision for Stan Williams, 39, was handed down this week after he was found guilty this past January of such formal charges as burglary, kidnapping, assault and battery and feloniously pointing a firearm.

The charges stem from a violent encounter he initiated on his estranged wife and some friends at their Elmore City area home back on Dec. 21, 2010.

District Judge Greg Dixon, who oversaw Williams’ non-jury trial in a Garvin County District courtroom, formally sentenced the defendant this week.

After some witnesses briefly took the stand and victim statements were read, the judge announced all but six years of a 10-year term in prison for Williams’ burglary conviction would be suspended.

For the kidnapping, assault and firearm convictions Williams was given five-year suspended sentences.

After Williams was found guilty of the five criminal counts a pre-sentence investigation was ordered. The report recommended he receive some prison time with the specific number of years determined by the district judge.

Other charges originally filed against Williams were dismissed after his trial in January.

On the day of the incident more than two years ago, Williams was accused of forcing his way into the house where his wife lived when the two were going through divorce proceedings.

Testimony during the trial alleged he assaulted the women inside, including pointing a firearm at them.

At the end of the trial a prosecutor asked for Williams to receive a 20-year prison sentence.

Williams’ defense claim was the women testifying against the defendant were embellishing the facts and seeking revenge for his actions.