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The Stillwater Journal Thursday, February 10 - Page 10 By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent A Yale man described by a .judge as "a one-man crime wave" has been given a seven- year prison term for pointing a gun at his 16-year-old girlfriend whom he had a history of abus- ing. Justin Gale Petitt, 25, who has been in the Payne County Jail since July of last year, requested Friday that he be transported to state prison as soon as possible. Addressing Petitt in court, District Judge Donald Worthing- ton - who sentenced him on 17 charges including threats to kill four people - said Friday, "You're a one-man crime wave. What's your problem?" Petitt replied, "I've got an atti- tude problem." Petitt, a 1998 graduate of Yale High School, said he first used meth at age 21, according to a background report. Petitt said he attempted suicide at 21 and underwent mental health treat- ment including medication, the report said. In court Friday, Petitt pleaded guilty to pointing a gun at his teenage girlfriend and hitting her in the face and head with his fists, as well as dragging her by her hair, both on Feb. 19, 2004. Prosecutor Jack Bowyer said that the girl and her father agreed with his recommendation that Petitt be given seven years in prison for the gun incident, with a concurrent two-year term for domestic abuse as a second offense. An affidavit by Yale Police Officer Robert Miller said that on Feb. 19 shortly before 8 p.m a friend of the teenage abuse vic- tim called to report that Petitt "had been hitting (the girl) and dragging her around by the arms." But the caller said that she was too afraid to give the girl's last name and never came to the police station to file a report, the g gun affidavit said. A month later, Miller said that he was at home about 8:30 p.m. March 20 when a dispatcher told him that the girl and her friend, who had earlier called police, were at the police station and wanted to talk to him, the affi- davit said. The girl "got on the phone and advised me that Mr. Petitt was still hitting her and also put a gun in her face and told her he would kill her," the affidavit said. The girl "also told me that Mr. Petitt stated that he would not go to jail for domestic violence - he would go for murder next time. Suspect faces spitting When Carl Eddie Mullins, 38, was threatened with trespassing, police learned there were war- rants outstanding and he was arrested. But he continued to not cooperate with officers and now faces additional counts, accord- ing to a report from police. It started about 5:39 p.m. on Jan. 22 at 1600 N. Harford, according to police spokesman Ran Benningfield. Benningfield said management wanted Mullins off the property. Warrants lbr Mullins arrest from both the city of Stfllwater and Payne County were found. Benningfield said Mullins ver- bally assaulted officers and threatened to kill them. While at the jail, Mullins continued to be very combative tive, spittin tion officers, Mullins .said he kill offices by cers with AIDS said Bennin Officers ical attention. Mullins was faces charges bodily fluid on a employee, ment, resisting ing to kill and assaUlt! on an officer. Bond for Mullins $100,000 and a attorney was at a preliminary 15. Hearing Aid Center Board Certified by The National Hearing Aid Association. Serving Oklahoma for 25 Years, Io7 E. 9th Downtown Stillwater, OK 74074 Jerry L. Berger Kris Berger (4o5) 377"18o5 Hm. (4o5)372"366z jlkant@aol.com Thousands of Wood Parts Hearts (all sizes) for Valentine's Day Projects Hand Poured Candles 114 W. 7th Suite 1 Downtown Stillwater N neIs Mi EYIF, WE/IJ~ Shawn and Mary Cronquist 103 iV. 7th * idllwater, OK 74074 * (405)372-3370 The Best Lithe House In Stillwa 714 S. Main St Downtown 533- 7733 809 S. Main S ll Mer's Main lrol Sl p Trophies.Plaques, Enip.avabte Gifts, Custom Printed T-Shirt~OSU Merchandise 7~iii 405.624.8393 www.awardsa lmoore.(' m Uncle Mike's dean-up auction (outside) begins at 12:30 consignments welcome -- call 405-533-5438 cell: 780.0638 o [775 923 S. Main i &q portiag JMith Kannat Little Red Shop in the Middle of the 915 S. Main Stillwater, OK 74076 Now Offering Daily Spe ial~ Tues-Fri 10.4:30 Sat+