Yukon woman faces prison for assaulting police officer

Combative defendant allegedly kicked, punched cop; spat on jailer

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By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer

A Yukon woman faces up to seven years in prison for allegedly punching and kicking a Yukon police officer and spitting on a Yukon jailer.

Diana Lynn Perkins, 59, was charged June 16 in Canadian County District Court with assault and battery on a police officer and prisoner placing bodily fluid on a government employee.

Prosecutors allege Perkins committed the felony crimes on June 12 stemming from an incident at a Yukon fast-food restaurant.

Count one is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a maximum $500 fine. Count two is punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a maximum $1,000 fine.

Allegations against the defendant are detailed in a probable cause affidavit signed by Yukon Police Lt. Christopher Brugh.

Lt. Brugh responded at about 4:05 p.m. June 12 to a report of an out-of-control customer at McDonalds, 31 W Main. The lobby was closed to customers when the officer arrived.

“Prior to calling the police department, the manager observed Perkins swinging her arms under the plastic divider at the register as if she was trying to hit the employee,” according to Lt. Brugh’s report. “Perkins was also calling (the) employee racial names and being derogatory towards the employee.”

The woman allegedly wouldn’t listen to Lt. Brugh when he told her to have a seat, trying instead to exit the eatery.

“Perkins refused and with her left hand she reached back and punched me,” the officer’s affidavit reads. “Perkins’ hand struck me in the chest, and she began to yell at myself and others at the scene.”

After being placed on the ground with an arm bar and secured into handcuffs, the defendant allegedly kicked the officer in the leg.

The manager told Lt. Brugh that Perkins had been belligerent, degrading and using racial slurs.

Perkins became combative again after being taken to the city jail at Yukon Police Department, 100 S Ranchwood.

She spit in jailer Justin Smith’s face while he tried to book her into jail and continued to spit on property in the jail, according to the court affidavit. As a result, she was placed into a spit hood.

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BURGLARY CHARGE

A Yukon man faces seven to 20 years in prison for allegedly breaking into a Yukon apartment when someone was inside.

Ashton Phillip Morris, 33, was charged June 24 in Canadian County District Court with first-degree burglary. The felony charge stems from a June 19 incident that reportedly occurred inside an apartment unit at 1000 S Cornwell.

Prosecutors allege the defendant broke into the occupied apartment “by forcibly opening the sliding glass door” and entering without the occupant’s consent “intending to commit a crime.”

The victim reported the defendant had climbed onto her baloney and entered the apartment without permission, according to a probable cause affidavit signed by Yukon police officer Justin Webb.

By the time the officer arrived at the apartment, Morris has reportedly fled the scene.