A Lawton man is accused of telling his ex-girlfriend “the devil is here” while stalking her. Investigators said it escalated with a burglary attempt and, ultimately, shots fired.
The Comanche County District Court issued a felony arrest warrant Wednesday for Dennis Dean Jensen, 49, for stalking, attempting to commit first-degree burglary and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, records indicate.
Lawton police began investigating Jensen on Jan. 9 after the woman claimed he had called and texted her all day on Jan. 8 through almost 12:45 a.m. that day. In his messages and calls, he believed he would be able to come to her house for sex, which she said she did not at any point consent to, the warrant affidavit states. She told him several times through the day to stay away from her, Detective Michael Arzola stated.
Jensen continued with messages that stated, “Your fixin’ to see a maniac,” “The devil is here,” and “Your gonna see me tonight,” the affidavit states.
The woman said Jensen showed up and began pounding on the side door in her backyard. She said she’d boarded the door up so Jensen couldn’t get inside but he began using a crowbar in an attempt to pull down the door, according to the affidavit. Her door was left non-securable due to the damage.
The next day, the woman said she’d gotten a ride home from another man after her shift at a local bar. She immediately began getting messages from Jensen telling her not to get in the vehicle and demanding to know who she was riding with, Arzola stated. Moments later, a sedan began following and gunshot rang out, the affidavit states. She told police it was Jensen’s car following her.
Police later found the car and it had a .40 cal. spent shell casing on its hood, according to the affidavit. Another spent casing of the same caliber was found by police along the route the woman said was taken, Arzola stated.
A $75,000 cash warrant bond was issued upon Jensen’s arrest.