Parent charged in assault of Payne County school principal
BY SUSAN HYLTON World Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
11/28/12 at 4:35 PM
YALE — A Jennings man who was upset about his son’s truck being vandalized has been charged with assaulting the high school principal.
Prosecutors charged Donald Lee Stobaugh, 46, with assault and battery of a school employee stemming from an altercation on Nov. 8 in which Stobaugh allegedly slammed Yale High School Principal Bobby Ray Rose into an office wall.
Rose was treated for a shoulder injury.
Rose told the responding police officer that Stobaugh was demanding to have a private conversation in Rose’s office with the door closed.
Rose was reported to have told Stobaugh, “This meeting is over, you’re not going to dictate to me how to handle my investigation,”
Rose was allegedly assaulted by Stobaugh when he attempted the open the office door.
A school counselor reported hearing a loud thud on his wall adjacent to Rose’s office.
Superintendent Steve Shanks reported the incident. When the officer arrived to speak to Shanks in his office, Stobaugh allegedly refused to leave and put his foot in the door to prevent it from closing. He eventually complied after several requests that he wait in the hallway.
Stobaugh had called the Yale Police Department earlier that day and asked a dispatcher if a police officer was still at the school to take a report on his son’s truck being vandalized.
Stobaugh allegedly told the dispatcher, “I guess that’s why they passed the open carry law, so people like us can take care of these things ourselves.”
Donald Lee Stobaugh