Charges have been filed against a Claremore man accused of assault by strangulation, interfering with a 911 call and resisting arrest.

Court records show that Richard Pate is accused of preventing the alleged victim in the incident from calling 911 by taking her phone.

During the course of the alleged incident Pate reportedly threw rocks at the victim’s car.

He also “hit her in the face, she fell to the ground. He got on top of her and put his knee in her sternum,” records show.

Records state that he choked her and slammed her head into the ground.

Later, law enforcement went to the residence to talk to Pate.

At the residence they reportedly heard gunshots, then saw a man driving up on a four-wheeler.

When asked what his name was the man reportedly told officers, “I don’t know, it doesn’t matter.”

He later told officers his name was Steve Straw and that he did not know where Richard Pate was. The identification he showed officers, however, confirmed he was Richard Pate, according to officers.

When he was told he was under arrest, Pate started to resist, they said.

He was ultimately transported to Rogers County Jail. Bond has been set at $79,000 and he was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

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