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Monday, September 28, 2020, 10:11 AM

Chad Heath Fields, 34, of Muskogee is charged in federal court with assault resulting in serious bodily injury over an incident that occurred on March 24, 2019, according to documents filed with the case.

Fields is alleged to have beaten his girlfriend, who was upset with him after noticing food in the sink. An affidavit filed with the cases states that Fields removed the woman’s prescription glasses and then began to pound on her face as she begged him to stop. The woman then tried to flee through a garage door in the kitchen, but he pulled her back and continued beating her, the affidavit states.

The woman called out to her mother to call the police, but Fields allegedly ran to find her and stop her from calling the police. The girlfriend then fled to the front yard, but Fields is alleged to have caught her there and tried to continue the assault as she screamed for help, noticed by several neighbors. Commotion in the yard allowed the girlfriend to flee to a neighbor’s home, whom Fields allegedly stopped from calling police by taking her phone. He then allegedly entered the home, demanding she come home, but she refused. Another neighbor entered the home and demanded Fields leave, which he allegedly did to avoid police.

Neighbors confirm the victim’s version of events.

A warrant has been issued for Fields’ arrest.