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Fittstown suspect hospitalized after failed escape

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FITTSTOWN, Okla. -- A Fittstown man who was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute Sunday night was hospitalized after trying to jump through a window.

The incident started with a call for help from a residence on County Road 1660.  A man identified as 44-year-old Heath Mason threw himself against a closed window.

Deputies followed a trail of blood and found found Mason lying on the bathroom floor of a neighboring house.

"[Mason was] bleeding profusely from a large gash to his arm that appeared to have severed an artery," said Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian, who added that Mason has a lengthy history with his office. 

"After talking to him, he disclosed to deputies he had been using meth that day," the sheriff said.

Mason taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City for treatment. He faces a second degree burglary charge, and may also be subject to domestic charges.

Sheriff John Christian said this call could have ended with more serious consequences.

"There was a firearm in the residence, so there was some concern upon entering the residence to search for Mr. Mason that he may have taken that firearm, and deputies' lives could have been in danger," Christian said.

There was no update on Mason's condition, but the sheriff said he will be served an arrest warrant as soon as he is well enough to be released from the hospital.

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