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Monday, July 26, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Jedediah Griffith arrived at Pruett’s Foods to assist Officer James Riley.
Officer Riley had made contact with a male subject who had a warrant in Atoka County. The subject was identified as Tucker Barnett Standridge, 24, of Atoka.
Officer Griffith observed Standridge sweating profusely and unable to control his body movements like he was under the influence of an unknown narcotic.
After he was advised he was under arrest, Standridge began to look around for an escape route. Officer Riley attempted to take control of Standridge, but he pulled away, running down the sidewalk of the Pruett’s Food Market.
Officer Griffith ordered him to stop running; warning Standridge he would be tased if he did not. The officer drew his Taser X2 and deployed the weapon, striking Standridge in the shoulder and lower back.
Atoka County EMS were called to the scene. While waiting for the EMS to arrive, Officer Griffith noticed Standridge had a laceration above his right eye. Griffith applied pressure to the wound as EMS arrived to remove the taser probes.
Officer Derik Franklin arrived on scene to assist. Standridge became combative, striking the officers as he kicked.
As Standridge was moved from the ground to the ambulance cot a small Ziploc baggy containing a green leafy substance fell on the ground. The substance tested positive for marijuana.
At the hospital, Standridge became combative once more, striking a registered nurse in the face. Standridge required a higher level of care and was transferred to OU Medical. He was released on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Standridge is charged with battery/assault and battery on police officer (felony); assault and/or battery on emergency medical technician (felony); resisting an officer (misdemeanor); and possession of controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor).