Jason Weyher

PHOTO PROVIDED Edmond Police arrested Jason Weyher on Sunday on a complaint of domestic assault and battery by strangulation.

A 34-year-old Edmond man faces abuse and first-degree rape complaints after allegedly choking and threatening to kill the victim, police said.

Bond has not yet been set for Jason James Weyher, 34, of Edmond, who is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a complaint of domestic assault and battery by strangulation.

Edmond Police arrested Weyher on complaints of felony aggravated domestic abuse, two counts of domestic abuse by strangulation, domestic abuse in the presence of a child, kidnapping and first-degree rape.

Edmond Police spokeswoman Glynda Chu said police want to remind all women and men that if they are the victims of abuse to report it immediately. There is help available, Chu said.

“This was such a brutal attack,” Chu said. “It’s hard to even imagine the pain this woman is going through not only physically but mentally as well when a partner, the person you trust, turns on you in such a violent manner and in the presence of her child.”

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to an undisclosed Edmond address in north-central Edmond in reference to a domestic situation, according to a report filed by Edmond Police Officer Jason Carroll. Two other officers responded to the address.

En route, police were told a female was yelling that a male was trying to kill her with a knife, Carroll stated in his narrative. Police were told the male was Weyher.

At the scene, one officer rushed to the house while the others approached the suspect, who was outside the home. Officers said the suspect showed no signs of emotion and appeared almost trance-like. Police immediately detained the suspect, who reportedly said, “You better put handcuffs on me before I do something bad.”

Inside the home, police said they noticed blood smears on the wall and several deposits of feces on the floor in the living room. Police reported the victim said she had lost consciousness, and that she appeared to have been severely beaten, “was shaking and obviously scared for her life.”

Police said they found another large pool of blood on the floor in the kitchen, and they spotted a 10-year-old girl exiting the bathroom. The girl had blood smears on her neck and face, and neck wounds that appeared to be from a fight, police said. The girl told police the suspect tried to choke her and violently shook her.

On Saturday the suspect and the adult victim began to argue, which continued throughout the night, police said. The argument reportedly escalated into a physical fight at about 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

In his narrative, Carroll stated at one point the suspect told the adult victim, “You look bad. My life is over, I don’t know what I am going to do with you.” The victim then reportedly told the suspect she needed to go to the hospital, which allegedly infuriated the suspect, who began to beat and choke her again, and threatened to kill her, police said.

At one point, as the suspect was allegedly choking and hitting the 10-year-old, her mother interceded and fought the suspect until he released her daughter, police said. The mother then yelled for her daughter to run and lock herself in a room and to call 9-1-1.

The suspect then began getting dressed so he could leave, police said. The adult victim was able to get into her room and hide the suspect’s keys so he couldn’t leave. She locked herself in the bedroom and waited there until police arrived.

During the incident the adult victim was allegedly raped in a bathroom, police said.

At the hospital, police provided the adult victim with a pamphlet, and explained her rights as a victim, as well as the victim protective order process. The girl was released to one of the mother’s relatives.

Not every incident leads to a charge under the law. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law.



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