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VIDEO: Felon Brutally Beats Oklahoma Cop Responding To Domestic, Knocks Her Out

Oklahoma City, OK – An Oklahoma City police officer was beaten to the point of unconsciousness and suffered multiple fractures after responding to a violent domestic disturbance last week (video below).

The Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD) released bodycam footage of the horrific assault on Monday, KFOR reported.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. on April 27, when the OKCPD received a report of a domestic disturbance at a home located in the 4800-block of NW 19th Street.

Officers had already responded to the residence on two prior occasions the same day, but the suspect, 26-year-old DeAngelo Wright, had already left the scene both times, according to police.

Investigators also discovered that Wright, a convicted felon, had two active warrants out for his arrest for aggravated assault and battery and kidnapping, the OKCPD said in a press release.

The victim of the domestic disturbance incident, Perrishea Smith, later said she had been drinking with Wright and friends at her apartment when Wright began fighting with everyone, KFOR reported.

Smith said he then choked her and lifted her off of the ground, strangling her “for 10-15 seconds” before releasing her, according to court documents.

Officers did not locate Wright when they stopped by the apartment the first two occasion, KFOR reported.

When they went to check on her a third time, OKCPD Sergeant Morgan Reynolds arrived at the scene before the second responding officer and was alone when she realized Wright had returned to the apartment.

Bodycam footage showed someone ushering Sgt. Reynolds into the home.

“Are you DeAngelo?” the sergeant asked a man inside the apartment as she stood at the threshold of the front door.

“Yes!” a woman interjected. “You know damn well you is!”

“I ain’t done nothing,” the man later identified as Wright replied.

Sgt. Reynolds told the suspect she was going to pat him down quickly to make sure he didn’t have any weapons.

But as she moved closer and instructed him to put his hands behind his back, Wright suddenly spun around and began punching her, bodycam footage showed.

Police said Wright punched the sergeant in the face three to five times, KFOR reported.

“Ofc. Reynolds was standing and attempted to defend herself but was knocked unconscious and fell to the floor on her back,” court documents read. “DeAngelo mounted on top Officer Reynolds and continued to punch her in the face while she was defenseless and unconscious.”

Smith could be heard screaming for Wright to stop the brutal attack, KFOR reported.

“When she stopped moving, that’s when I got scared,” Smith told the news outlet. “I thought she was dead in my apartment. She was unconscious for like 5 minutes. Her eyes were bleeding.”

OKCPD said a witness attempted to end the attack, at which point Wright also began assaulting her, KFOR reported.

“When he got done with her, he ran to the back and he started fighting his cousin,” Smith said.

Smith ran out of the apartment and happened upon the second officer who was responding to the scene.

Wright fled the apartment but police later found him hiding in a laundry room several blocks away and took him into custody, KFOR reported.

Sgt. Reynolds was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors determined she had “suffered a possible skull fracture, orbital fracture, concussion, fractured jaw, and several broken teeth,” according to court documents.

She remained hospitalized until May 1, when she was released to continue her recovery at home, KWTV reported.

“My heart goes out to her and her family,” Smith told KFOR. “I’m sorry.”

Smith said she was evicted from her apartment due to the incident and that she is now living in a hotel.

Wright has been charged with multiple offenses, including aggravated assault and battery on a police officer and domestic assault by strangulation, KFOR reported.

His bond was set at $10 million.

According to Muskogee Police Department (MPD) Officer Lynn Hamlin, Wright was arrested in that jurisdiction in 2021 for allegedly punching out a woman’s windshield while she was sitting in her car in a Walmart parking lot, then punching two officers in their heads when they responded to the scene, KFOR reported.

“[One of the officers] had to get stitches in one of his elbows and was also treated for a possible head injury,” Officer Hamlin said. “[Wright] kicked several of the jailers that were attempting to get him into their custody.”

Wright was charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer as a result of that incident, but both charges were later dismissed, KFOR reported.

Wright did plead guilty to a lesser charge of resisting an officer.

He was subsequently released from jail with credit for time served, KFOR reported.

According to the OKCPD, Wright’s previous arrest history includes charges of illegal carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, burglary, domestic abuse, and taking/receiving a stolen credit card, among others.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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