Bartlesville Police arrest Derrick Maynard for a 4th time for domestic abuse since 2002

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A Bartlesville man faces charges for nearly killing his wife.

It is the fourth time police in Washington County have arrested Derrick Maynard for domestic abuse.

Maynard, 32, is behind bars for domestic abuse and assault charges.

Maynard's wife, Angelia, told 2NEWS she won't bail Derrick out of jail until authorities guarantee he is admitted to a mental hospital.

Angelia believes Maynard suffers from depression, alcoholism, and mental instability. And claims his behavior worsened after the death of his brother in 2010, and spiraled down after the death of his mom in January.

"He's inside screaming for help and no one will help him," said Angelia. "He's not a bad guy. They are looking at him on the outside. I'm looking at him on the inside. I see this sweet, innocent man, trapped in his own guilt. His own grief."

Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland said officers arrested Derrick Monday night.

The police report states Angelia called 911 after Derrick threw an oil heater, then put a pellet rifle up to her head and said, "You deserve to die." Maynard fired the rifle, but it wasn't loaded.

Chief Holland said Maynard's bruises in his mug shot stem from Angelia defending herself and Derrick repeatedly banging his head in the hospital, police car and jail walls.

Chief Holland say Derrick was incoherent, drunk and couldn't stand up when officers arrived 10 p.m. Monday.

Angelia and Derrick met in 2006 at a mental ward. The same place she wants him to go back to.

"We can keep bailing him out all the time. He's just going to get out and drink and blame himself for his mom's death and everything else. We really need to get to the source and get him some help. He needs help. He really does."

Oklahoma court documents show this is the fourth time police have arrested Derrick for domestic abuse dating back to 2002.

In the past, police have also arrested him for assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon and grand larceny.

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