A Fort Sill soldier is in jail on $20,000 bond after investigators said he choked out his pregnant girlfriend and threatened to kill her after the police were called.
Shane Allen Boven, 24, made his initial appearance Tuesday in Comanche County District Court where he was charged with a felony count of domestic assault and battery against a pregnant woman, records indicate. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
Lawton police were called shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 100 block of Southeast Trenton Road for two suspects trying to break into a door. Officer Griselda Gonzalez stated she arrived and contacted Boven near a vehicle. He had no shoes, blood stains on his shirt, blood coming from his nose and smelled of alcohol, the probable cause affidavit states.
“He seemed irate and emotionally distressed,” Gonzalez stated.
Boven told police he is in the military, had a prior misdemeanor domestic abuse case from September 2023 and that his girlfriend is pregnant, the affidavit states.
The girlfriend told police Boven showed up and used the door code to get in the house before banging on her bedroom door. When she opened it, she said, he pushed her down and began strangling her, telling her, “This is the end,” and “I’m going to kill you” while hitting her on the head and choking her, according to the affidavit. After convincing Boven to let her go to the bathroom, the woman ran from the house with Boven chasing her before catching her and dragging her by her hair, she said. The woman kicked him, got free and ran to the neighbors’, knocking on multiple doors.
The woman said Boven caught up to her and choked her again, saying, “Now I have to kill you since the cops are coming,” the affidavit states. The woman was able to get free and get help from a neighbor, Gonzalez stated. She was treated at a local hospital and was suffering from red marks around her neck, bumps on her head and scratch marks on her knees from being dragged on the concrete.
As part of Boven’s bond conditions, he is to have no contact with the woman. He returns to court at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 for his preliminary hearing conference, records indicate.