Stillwater News Press

April 3, 2013

Cushing resident charged with assault with intent to kill

By Russell Hixson
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — A malfunctioning pistol may have saved a Cushing man’s life.

Kenneth Clark told police a 9 mm pistol pointed at his head made a clicking noise twice instead of firing, according to Payne County District Court records. Police who examined the gun immediately after the incident wrote in an affidavit that the gun had double fed meaning two rounds had tried to enter the chamber at the same time causing the gun to jam.

Nathan Alan Wright, 32, of Cushing has been charged with assault with intent to kill, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction and possession of methamphetamine in the incident. He is being held on $250,000 bail.

A 911 caller told police on March 28 a man was threatening to shoot people. Police officers arrived in time to witness Clark clinging to the side of a moving SUV driven by another man, an affidavit shows. Officers turned on their emergency lights to stop the vehicle.