December 10, 2013
A Durant man who has served on several police departments in the county as a full-time or reserve officer was arrested for suspicion of domestic abuse that included driving down the road with the alleged victim on the hood.
Allen Lee Golden, 34, was booked into jail after the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident at approximately noon Monday on Oak Street in Silo.
Deputy Ryan Lee Russell was dispatched after someone called about a woman who was on the hood of a vehicle. When Russell arrived, he spoke to a woman who had a red and swollen right eye.
According to the report, the woman said that when she arrived at the home, a Tahoe belonging to Golden, her ex-boyfriend, was in the yard. She said he should not have been there and she then went inside where he was asleep in the bedroom.
She woke him up, the report stated, and confronted him about being in the home. She said Golden then became upset and that she backed into a bathroom where he pushed her down and then punched her in the face, and also punched out a window.
According to the report, Golden grabbed his wallet and began to leave. The woman said she followed him because he had some of her money. She climbed onto the hood of his Tahoe and he then entered the roadway with her still on the hood.
The report stated that a witness observed the Tahoe turn from Oak Street onto Silo Road with a woman on the hood. The woman signaled for the witness to dial 911 before the Tahoe then went into a ditch and threw the woman off the hood. The witness took the woman back to the home and the Tahoe followed, but then drove off down Silo Road.
Deputy Arnold Bentley encountered the Tahoe and took Golden into custody, the report stated. Golden then asked to be allowed to go back to the home to get his other shoe and a leg brace which he was allowed to do.
He was then booked into jail where he declined to make a statement on the incident without an attorney present.
Golden has served with several area police departments through the years, including Achille, Caddo and Bokchito. He resigned from the Achille Police Department earlier this year, and while serving as a Bokchito reserve officer in September, he said shots were fired at his vehicle during a pursuit.
According to police radio broadcasts on the evening of Sept. 24, Golden was injured by broken glass from his patrol car as a result of shots fired at him. The officer indicated that he returned fire on the suspects, and a search involving multiple agencies took place over the course of the at evening. No vehicle or suspects were ever located.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation began investigating the case and obtained a warrant for Golden’s cell phone records due to possible false reporting of a crime.
OSBI believes the Cellular Telephone belonging to Allen Golden, on the date of seizure, contains information relevant to prove Golden gave false information to (OSBI),” states the warrant filed in Bryan County Clerk’s Office.
“During the pursuit, an officer radioed Golden to check his smart phone for his GPS location. Golden responded that he had no cell service,” states the warrant. “(OSBI) has observed that statements reported by Golden were inconsistent with the nature and location(s) of the reported crime.”
That case has been under investigation by the OSBI.