Police in Bartlesville, Oklahoma say a woman being assaulted by her husband fought back. Police arrested Derrick Maynard, 32, at a home at about 10pm on December 16.
According to a court affidavit, Maynard's wife told police Maynard was drinking whisky when he started yelling and threw a Wii remote at her. She told police Maynard pumped a pellet rifle then pointed it at her and said "you deserve to die."
The affidavit states Maynard also punched his wife in the head. She told officers she kicked him several times in self-defence. Maynard was booked into the Washington County jail on complaints of aggravated assault with a weapon and threatening to kill.
Court records show Maynard pleaded guilty in September to domestic assault and battery and was sentenced to 52 weeks of domestic violence counselling. He remains in jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.