Spiro Man Goes “Crazy,” Kicks Women, Police Say

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A Spiro, Oklahoma, man was arrested Tuesday (April 29) after police say he was “going crazy” at a ballgame, punching women and a 15-year-old boy, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Devon Perry, 20, was booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center and faces assault-and-battery and disorderly conduct charges, the affidavit states.

Officers arriving at the ballgame reported seeing 10 or more people gathered around two males, including Perry, who was being detained by someone in the crowd. An officer took Perry by the hand and handcuffed him, according to the affidavit.

Witnesses said a man identified as Perry was “going crazy” at the game, punching and kicking women and even punching a 15-year-old boy in the nose, the affidavit states.

Officers took statements from 30 or more people at the site.

Perry’s mother told 5NEWS on Thursday (May 1) that her son was jumped by several people, and when authorities arrived, they only arrested him.

Perry is out of jail and is at a hospital for an evaluation, according to his mother, Tanara Wilson.

Perry’s assailants used a racial slur while attacking him, Wilson said. She said her son was dating a white woman, adding that the woman’s family didn’t approve of the relationship. Some of those who attacked him were the girlfriend’s family members, she said.


  • a volunteer

    “witnesses said a man identified as Perry was going crazy”. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it. Can you say tag team? Bahahaha

  • Monica Whitfield

    Channel 5 you need to stop this story right now! You are about to get it for slander! He was not charged. He was released and the prosecuting attorney said he should never have been arrested! The local police have conveniently “lost” the paperwork where he pressed charges on the real offenders. You printed a biased story. He was attacked in a parking lot. What about the correct report? Idiots!

  • Madison

    He was arrested. Whether he was released and the prosecuter declined to pursue charges is a different matter. Since he was arrested and the story reports what other people said it isn’t slander.

  • Monica Whitfield

    To the first name only chick,
    It failed to mention the entire story, leaving people to believe he did something wrong. You don’t print a half article. I really don’t need you to explain anything to me since I interned at Channel 5. Also, any ignorant comments are common on articles such as these. Some have nothing better to do than spread hate and ignorance. I’m done with this blog. I’ve said what I have to say. I placed the important information for everyone to finish the whole story. You have no background knowledge on the people involved. People believe what they want to. Some people break the law when they believe they have good reason. Others have trouble accepting the truth about people they thought better of. Sad.

    • Realist!!

      Since you interned at Channel 5, I guess that makes you an expert huh? I think NOT!! You sound like a person with an agenda and trying to drag Channel 5 in with you.


    Did anyone mention the fact that her family was upset about the police being called to his apartment a few days prior by a neighbor saying that he was dragging her up the stairs? He was arrested that night also. Looks like there may be more to the story than is being told.

  • race card

    for the person that made the comment about race. unless u grew up in spiro then u have no idea how racist it really is. last time i checked if u were fighting in public you went to jail. and let me guess he was probably the only black male there fight breaks out police come and they all point the finger at him he goes to jail. known protocol of spiro police. same thing happened in 1994 at spiro high and nearly touched off a race riot. u have a spanish last name so come and live in spiro for a year then tell me about the race card

  • Madison

    Apparently you need someone to explain to you the legal definition. Of slander, Monica. I made no mention of the veracity of the story or what the quoted people stated. I simply pointed out that no slander took place despite your statement otherwise. I suggest next time you might want to intern at a publishing company, specifically in the dictionary department. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy perhaps a law office where they specialize in slander cases. Have a nice day.

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