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Assault and battery charges filed against Sallisaw man

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - A Sallisaw man who was arrested Sept. 24 has been charged with assault and battery, records show.

Jacob “Jake” Andrew Kyllingstad, 33, faces up to 10 years in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary if he is convicted of the felony charge.

He was also charged with malicious injury to property (under $1,000), a misdemeanor.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, around 5:30 a.m. Sept. 24, a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched in response to a reported assault.

A Cherokee Nation deputy marshal also responded to the report.

On arrival, the two law enforcement officers found Kyllingstad, who appeared agitated and began yelling at them.

When one of the officers asked Kyllingstad if he had a knife, the suspect denied having one. After a pat-down search, Kyllingstad told officers that his wife was cheating on him and he was looking for his girlfriend, whom he believed was having an affair with another trailer park resident.

Because of his agitated state, Kyllingstad was detained for safety reasons.

Dennis Dunigan, who appeared shaken and had a minor laceration on his face, then approached the officers. Dunigan showed the officers his camper, where the altercation occurred.

Dunigan said that around 3 a.m. that day, Kyllingstad had come to his camper banging on the door and asking about his wife. Kyllingstad, who insisted on searching Dunigan’s RV, left and returned about an hour later.

Dunigan stated that Kyllingstad left again, but he returned to the scene an hour later, at which time Dunagin let Kyllingstad search the RV and told him that was “enough. She ain’t here,” according to court records.

Dunigan said Kyllingstad began hitting him, but he was able to fight him off. According to Dunigan, Kyllingstad then brandished a knife with a 5-inch blade in his right hand.

Dunigan said he was able to use a maneuver he learned in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he made it the door and away from his assailant.

Dunigan warded off three attempted stabbings before he was able to run to his neighbor’s house and called for help.

After that, Dunigan said, Kyllingstad stayed inside his RV and ripped out the supports to his bed and threw his things around.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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