Police: Alleged assault, attempted rape stopped by neighbors

Documents show Buddy Earl Ward, 34, of McAlester, was being held in the Pittsburg County Jail after being charged with burglary in the first-degree, attempted first-degree rape, and aggravated assault and battery.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Ward was arrested for the crimes after a man heard screams coming from outside as he was going to bed before he walked outside and saw Ward on top of a woman. The man grabbed Ward and held him for police while the man’s son had a handgun “just in case Ward did something stupid,” the affidavit states.

Police said the woman was covered in blood around her face and neck and that she told police she was going outside to smoke when Ward tried to force his way into her residence and forced her to the ground when he began to punch her while her face hit the concrete floor, the affidavit states

The woman told police Ward had his pants down and he was exposed while he was on top and that he pulled her shorts down while he was still punching her, the affidavit states.

Records show Ward is scheduled for a preliminary hearing conference at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6.

McAlester man accused of distributing heroin

Cameron Davy, 21, was charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance after selling suspected heroin twice to an undercover source, according to court documents.

At the time of Davy’s arrest, investigators found two grams of suspected heroin, a set of scales with a residue that field tested positive for heroin, a suspected hit of acid, cocaine, marijuana, and a “syringe plunger with suspected heroin residue,” court documents state.

Documents also show Davy was also charged with unlawful possession of controlled dangerous substance, two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Traffic stop leads to discovery 30 grams of meth

Robert Goodwin Mattioda, aka Bobby Mattioda, 40, of McAlester, was charged with trafficking in illegal drugs after police found 30 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his coat pocket during a traffic stop.

Mattioda was stopped for a headlight that was out on a motorcycle he was operating as he left a suspected residence that was under surveillance for possible drug activity, the affidavit states.

Man arrested following motorcycle pursuit

A Kiowa man was arrested and charged after leading McAlester police on a high-speed pursuit on a motorcycle.

Clinton Dean Mansell, 35, was charged with endangering others while eluding/attempting to elude police officer, obstructing officer, failure to pay taxes due to state, and operating a motorcycle without license and endorsement, according to court documents.

An affidavit filed in the case states the pursuit began after officers attempted to stop Mansell for an expired registration.

Mansell accelerated after a McAlester Police officer initiated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the motorcycle operated by Mansell, the affidavit states.

The man reached speeds of 120 mph on U.S. Highway 270 before crashing out in Arpelar, the report states. Mansell attempted to flee on foot from police, but was arrested following the brief foot pursuit, the affidavit states.

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