Machete Used in Attack!

Assailant Goes After A Manager


A manager of a south Oklahoma City motel known for high levels of emergency calls was injured last week when a man struck him in the left hand with a machete, according to police.

Just after 6 p.m. of Monday of last week, police were called to Travelers Inn & Suites, 820 S MacArthur Blvd., where the manager reported seeing Stephen Paul Gibson, 31, carrying a black bag and knocking on doors.

The manager told police when he instructed Mr. Gibson to leave the property because he didn’t have a room, Mr. Gibson pulled a machete from his bag and “yelled something about how this was Gibson’s country and not the manager’s,” so he could do what he wanted, police reported.

When the manager said “no, this is my country, too,” Mr. Gibson allegedly placed the machete at the manager’s throat, according to police.

The manager told police Mr. Gibson swung the machete in a downward motion and struck him in the left hand, knocking the manager’s phone to the ground.

Mr. Gibson picked up the phone and ran toward the Green Carpet Inn at 720 S MacArthur Blvd., police said.

EMSA treated the motel manager for a small laceration to his left thumb.

After a brief chase on foot, police arrested Mr. Gibson, found the motel manager’s phone and located the machete.

Mr. Gibson was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of controlled dangerous substances with intent to distribute.  Bond was set at $65,000.

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