The Duncan Banner

March 1, 2013

Deputies answer man’s prayers

Megan Bristow
The Duncan Banner


A Marlow man said he was in his room reading his Bible peacefully when Jimmie JD Jennings, 38, came into his room at his residence yelling and screaming in an affidavit filed by Deputy Josh Seely of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. 
During the fight that ensued, Jennings struck the resident with an aluminum ladder on his left side. 
The blow prompted a call to the police and left injuries of a cut to the left elbow and a small scratch to his left upper chest area. When deputies arrived on the screen, the instigator Jimmie JD Jennings met Seely outside aggressively telling Seely that he was an undercover agent and that Seely needed to leave his property. The resident also came outside and told Seely he wanted Jennings gone.
The younger Jennings continued to come at Seely and grabbed Seely by the left shoulder, who responded by striking Jennings in the chest with both hands to push him off, warning him to keep his distance. When Seely grabbed his Taser, Jennings turned and said he was not going to jail. 
At Seely’s confirmation that Jennings was going to jail, Jennings proceeded to run then turn and put his fists up offensively. Eventually, Seely struck Jennings in the chest and abdomen with the Taser allowing him to be cuffed by Deputy Laughlin.
Jennings was transported to the Stephens County Jail for domestic assault and battery and assault and battery on a police officer.
He has previously been charged and served time for domestic abuse assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon, according to district court records.
Jennings appeared before Stephens County District Judge Joe Enos Wednesday. His preliminary hearing conference has been set for 9 a.m. May 1. His bail was set at $15,000.