By Megan Sando
CUSHING, Okla. —
A 58-year-old Cushing man with prior felony convictions appeared before Special Judge Katherine E. Thomas Thursday on assault and battery charges after he attempted to bite a highway patrol officer.
Lonnie Wade Seitsinger of Cushing is accused of assault and battery on a police officer, according to court records.
Seitsinger didn’t have an attorney, and was given until 1:45 p.m. Friday to appear in court with counsel.
On Monday, Seitsinger was driving his pickup when he damaged a truck and trailer on State Highway 18 and did not locate the owner of the damaged property, according to court documents.
When Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Burrows responded, Seitsinger “placed his mouth on the trooper’s arm as if to bite him,” court records state.
Seitsinger also was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and a pattern of criminal activity, both felonies.
He is also charged with misdemeanors for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to carry a security verification form.
Seitsinger remains in the Payne County jail on $10,000 bail and faces more than $31,000 in fees and 30 years prison time, or a combination of inpatient treatment, supervision, community service and an ignition interlock device if convicted.