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 The suspect's bond was revoked in court Wednesday after a clerical mix-up.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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