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April 16, 2013

Spirits from snake hunt leads to domestic abuse

DUNCAN —

Chadburn Jacob Cornwell, charged with domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor and assault and battery with a deadly weapon, was arrested on Saturday evening by Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. Sheriff Wayne McKinney said Cornwell made his initial appearance in court Monday but is already out on bail.
The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 9:57 p.m. Saturday from Cornwell’s ex-wife. The pair was returning from the Waurika Fangtastic Rattlesnake Hunt with their infant. McKinney said Cornwell had been drinking quite a bit and was intoxicated after festivities at the snake hunt. 
“They got into an argument,” McKinney said. “He was demanding that she drive him to his place on Water Plant Road.”
The situation when escalated when Cornwell reportedly cut himself and her on her thigh.
“She was able to bail out of the vehicle and run into Eastland’s,” McKinney said. She had an employee call 9-1-1 for her.”
Cornwell fled the scene and went to his residence at Route 2 Box 242 in Duncan. McKinney said he barricaded himself in the residence and threatened that he would hurt himself and the baby.
Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Duncan Police Department, who assisted with the call, were able to talk him out without any further problems.
Cornwall was booked into the Stephens County Jail with charges of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor and assault and batter with a deadly weapon.
He appeared in court Monday. His bond was set at $10,000. McKinney said he has already been released. He is scheduled to appear in court again at 2 p.m. May 31 and 9 a.m. June 12.
McKinney said Cornwall has been arrested before for domestic assault and battery. Online crime records show that Cornwall has been arrested for feloniously pointing a firearm but charges were dismissed; possession of controlled substances, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and two charges of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs with one charge dismissed. He also has a number of misdemeanor charges against him.

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