B.A. Man Booked for Reported Beating, Choking

A Broken Arrow man is behind bars after he allegedly beat his girlfriend and threatened to burn down the house of her parents.

B.A. police responded to the scene on the 1200 block of E. Hartford Street Sunday at approximately 12:20 p.m. to a reported domestic assault. When they arrived on scene, the girlfriend of the victim told police the suspect was blaming her for stealing his money.

During the argument, the suspect, Robert Doak, 42, allegedly whipped the victim with a belt on the arm and shoulder, put his arms around her throat, put a knife to her throat and tried to hit her in the head with an ax handle.

Their four-month-old baby was placed in another room as the incident began to take place, the police report states. During the incident, Doak reportedly said he would come to Muskogee to burn down the house of the victim's parents, where she and their child would be staying.

Doak was arrested on complaints of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault and battery by strangulation, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor and threatening a violent act.

Doak has a felony record dating back to 1996 through the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.