Bond revoked in Ada domestic abuse case

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

ADA, Okla. -- A victim in Ada is relieved now that her alleged attacker is behind bars. The suspect's bond was revoked in court Wednesday after a clerical mix-up. Emi Fitzgerald has more.

A Pontotoc County man is behind bars for domestic abuse. Experts say this crime is common, but for the victim it's a nightmare that will never end.

"It went from him being a great man, I thought, to a crazy man."

We can't show you the victim. We'll call her ‘Jane Doe’. She met Jeffrey Scott Standrige one year ago. After dating, they moved in together. It was great at first until she says he isolated her and became violent.

"It got to where he would try and choke me, come to another part of the house where I was sleeping. He locked me in a closet naked and wouldn't let me out," she says.

Jane filed a protective order and made multiple police reports. Each time she says Standrige would come find her.

Last week, Pontotoc County Sheriff's deputies took him from Jack County, Texas, back to Ada.

"For a while I gave him a change, but after the last time he tried to drown me, that more of less was the icing on the cake," Jane says.

A district judge set Standrige's bond at $2,500 dollars, but then changed it to $100,000 because of his alleged repetitive violent behavior.

Officials say somehow he was released on the lesser bond amount until deputies realized the mistake and brought him back for arraignment.

Officials say this situation is common. A victim feels isolated like there's no where to turn.

"He made me think no one cares, he was the only one that loves me."

But crisis counselors say there is help for those who need it.

"211 is a valuable service. They will point you where you can get help."

Jane is changing her name and social security number, hoping she can inspire others to ask for help.

Standridge has another hearing on Monday to sort out the bond situation.

The victim says she is ready for this to be over, so she can rebuild her life.

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  • by April Location: Hawaii on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:20 AM
    i'm disgusted. this man is my father, and as a previous victim of his abuse and terristic behaiviors, i feel guilt for this poor woman. my mother, my step-mother, my step-brothers and i all experienced abuse at the hands of scott standridge. i'm outraged that this man, my father, was not arrested for a longer time after we were terrorized. he disgusts me and i haven't spoken to him since i was 16. he has done the exact same abusive behaviors and actions to every single spouse he's ever had. please warn people about this man, and if at all possible, let this poor woman know that she did not deserve this, and i hope the best for her. were all still feeling the trauma from him. i'm so sorry that this sociopath was able to walk the streets freely.
  • by Jess on Mar 20, 2008 at 10:31 AM
    As an abuse victim, it's hard whenever you try to do the right thing and alert authorities or other people AND NO ONE WILL HELP YOU!!! I did file a protective order and everyone said that they would help me and watch out for me. When no one did, it was just easier to keep seeing him until I was able to actually move. I was scared for my life. My mother tried to help me, but she couldn't follow my every move, I was still in high school and this guy had people watching me.
  • by Ladybug Location: Ladybug Lane on Mar 20, 2008 at 08:57 AM
    Hand in there, Sister! Been there myself! Keep praying and keep your head high! YOU are loved and needed and YOU do make a difference in this world! Don't let his words and actions keep you down! You can start your new life and be a proud woman! My prayers are with you, too.
  • by Rene Location: Madill on Mar 20, 2008 at 06:58 AM
    My prayers are with this woman, good luck to her!
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