Yukon fast-food worker charged in robbery, assault

Victim had to be hospitalized after alleged battering

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By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A Yukon fast-food worker faces 20 years in prison for allegedly taking a wallet and battering a customer.

Meilisha Marlisha Christian, 18, was charged Oct. 12 in Canadian County District Court with first-degree robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The felony charges stem for a June 10th incident at Burger King, 300 S Mustang Road.

Assistant District Attorney Mitchell Thrower alleges Christian robbed a Yukon victim by taking her wallet after repeatedly striking her “about her face and body with force and violence.”

Prosecutors claim Christian battered the victim “with a shoe, tile floor, door, and a wallet” that she used as a dangerous weapon intending to cause bodily harm, according to court documents.

An Oklahoma City police officer was dispatched about 8:40 p.m. June 10 to the Yukon fast-food restaurant on a reported disturbance.

Upon arrival, the officer learned Christian – a Burger King employee – “had gotten into a verbal argument with (the victim) and threw a cup full of soda at her and struck her,” according to a probable cause affidavit.

During the altercation, the defendant allegedly “kicked, punched with closed fists and stomped” on the victim causing “large swollen bumps on her face and head.” The victim’s right eye was swollen shut and she had a fresh abrasion on her forehead, the affidavit indicates.

The woman had to be taken to OU Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.

Christian was released from custody after posted a recognizance bond.

First-degree robbery is punishable by not less than 10 years in prison.

Assault with dangerous weapon carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison or one year in county jail.