Suspect acting ‘crazy’ charged

Felony charges were filed Wednesday by the Sequoyah County District Attorney's office against a Gans man for reportedly hitting a female with a baseball bat while stealing a vehicle from another female, then wrecking the vehicle he stole and fleeing, a Muldrow police officer reported.

Darin Wayne Schmidt, 26, who is being held in the Sequoyah County jail, also faces additional misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse-assault and battery, leaving the scene and public intox, according to the charges filed.

In a written report, Muldrow Police Officer William Brooks stated the incident happened around 6:20 p.m. on Dec. 19, when Carol Schmidt of Muldrow stated she was at the Quickway Store parking lot and was approached by her brother, Darin Schmidt, who was upset with her for a previous matter.

“He started a verbal altercation and she ran to her vehicle to get away, but Schmidt grabbed her by the hair and slung her around then threw her knees against the vehicle door frame,” Brooks reported.

“Miss Schmidt asked him to stop and told him that he was drunk and the smell of alcohol was about him. At this time, another female named Shawna Snow saw what was going on and yelled for Schmidt to stop and he turned on her,” Brooks said.

“This gave Miss Schmidt enough time to run to her vehicle and get in it and leave. Brooks said. Schmidt punched the window of the vehicle as Miss Schmidt drove off.”

Amber Crawford of Roland reported she and her daughter drove up to Quickway Store and witnessed Schmidt and Snow arguing. “Schmidt appeared to be acting crazy!” she reported.

Miss Crawford said she ran to help Miss Snow who was on the ground bleeding with a silver ball bat laying next to her.

An ambulance happened to be at the store and while Crawford ran to them for help, Schmidt drove off in her car.

After leaving the store, Schmidt reportedly drove north on Main Street and turned in behind the Muldrow Laundry Mat and hit the corner of a residence then the vehicle came to a stop. Schmidt left the vehicle and was not located at the time, Brooks stated.

Schmidt was later brought into the Muldrow Police Department by Brooks after receiving a domestic call. He was then transported to Sequoyah County Jail.

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