Eighth Squad detectives report the arrest of a Bethpage man for an incident that occurred on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 6:20 pm in Farmingdale.
According to detectives, Patrick Okula, 31, of 11 Shubert Lane, became involved in a domestic dispute at a Greenway Drive residence with his ex-girlfriend, a 28 year old female. As a result of the disturbance, Patrick punched the victim and forced a pillow over her face, obstructing her breathing. The victim was able to free herself and attempted to call 911 with her cell phone. The defendant then forcibly removed the cell phone from the victim’s hands, to prevent her from calling 911 and forced the pillow over her face several more times before she was finally able to contact police. The victim suffered minor injuries and her 5 month old son was present during the incident.
Upon police arrival, officer’s attempted to place Patrick under arrest. After resisting, he was eventually placed into police custody. A subsequent investigation, revealed the defendant to be found in possession of the victim’s cell phone.
Patrick is charged with Attempted Murder 2nd Degree, Robbery 2nd Degree, two (2) counts of Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing/Blood Circulation, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned on 11/16/20 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Kahl/8th Squad 11/16/20/0430/8834