UPDATE: On Sept. 2, 2016, Kayla Mehler was formally charged. On Sept 29, 2016, Kayla Mehler pleaded guilty to felony robbery by two or more persons, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy, possession of marijuana, possession of Alprazolam, concealing stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mehler was sentenced to 15-years suspended with the first five years to serve in prison.
9/1/2016 - OKC, OK -- An Oklahoma City man, who apparently went looking for love in all the wrong places, ends up attacked, tased and robbed by a woman with a history of prostitution (and her accomplice), after they met on a 'dating website.'
According to police, back on Aug. 15th, Gabriel Gonzales was online when he met a woman, later identified as Kayla Michelle Mehler (also spelled 'Melher').
Gonzales agreed to meet Melher in the parking lot of the Jasper Gardens Apartments in the 2500 block of NW 23rd Street.
After Gonzales arrived, he and Mehler decided to go back to her apartment - to get to know each other a little better.
Unfortunately for Gonzales, he never even got to first base. Because an unknown black male came up from behind the two as they were walking, pulled a 15" knife and demanded Gonzales "give all he had."
Gonzales, standing there scared shitless no-doubt, was momentarily relived when he saw his 'date' whip out a taser in what he must have assumed was an attempt to defend them both. But, that wasn't the reality.
Mehler trained her taser on Gonzales and also ordered that he "give them all he had."
Gonzales reportedly handed over his iPhone 6 and a Dallas Cowboys leather wallet - containing $50 cash, his social security card, a Wells Fargo bank card and his Oklahoma Dept. of Labor license.
If Gonzales thought that there had been a spark between he and Mehler he wasn't completely off-base. Because, after Gonzales turned over all his valuables, Mehler proceeded to light him up with about 50,000 volts from her taser!
Mehler and the black male fled the scene, leaving Gonzales most likely laying on the ground in the fetal position wondering what the hell just happened.
Naturally, after Gonzales came to his senses he called 911 and police opened an investigation.
According to a probable cause affidavit, police utilized Gonzales' iCloud account to locate his iPhone's last location - in apartment 211 at Jasper Gardens. Maintenance personnel confirmed that Mehler was the leasee for apartment 211.
Investigators also learned that, after Gonzales was robbed, Mehler sold an iPhone at the EcoATM kiosk at Penn Square Mall.
Mehler was convicted in May of 2013 on a misdemeanor prostitution charge in Oklahoma County.
In fact, Mehler is well-known to JohnTV as a woman who frequently engages in street prostitution along S. Robinson Ave. in south Oklahoma City.
Gonzales was shown a mugshot from Melher's prior arrest. Gonzales positively identified Mehler as one of his attackers. Gonzales also ID'd Mehler as the same woman pictured in the online dating profile he met her on.
Four days after Gonzales was assaulted and robbed, an arrest warrant was issued for Mehler. On Aug. 24, Mehler was located and taken into custody. Hours later detectives executed a search warrant warrant on Mehler's apartment.
According to the Search Warrant Return, police were only able to locate the knife they believe was used to rob Gonzales.
Detectives caught a break though when Melher got a little careless on the jailhouse phone with her mother.
According to a second search warrant affidavit, Melher was under the impression police had located and seized the taser and wallet, along with the knife.
However, after Melher's mother told her there was no hole in her apartment closet wall, she told her mother that police must not have located the taser and wallet because they are hidden behind the wall.
Armed with Melher's verbal admission, detectives returned to her apartment with a second search warrant.
According to the second Search Warrant Return, police seized the following;
- One pink stun gun.
- One black leather wallet with Dallas Cowboys logo.
- Gabriel Gonzales' social security card.
- One fork lift operator license in Gonzales' name.
- One Okla. State Dept. pf Commerce License in Gonzales' name.
- One Wells Fargo bank card in Gonzales' name.
- One methamphetamine pipe.
- One Ziploc bag containing 6 whole Alprazolam pills and three crushed pills.
Melher is currently being held in the Oklahoma County Jail on a $45,000 bond.
JohnTV will continue to follow this case.
UPDATE: On Sept. 2, 2016 Mehler was formally charged in Oklahoma County with felony robbery by two or more persons, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of CDS x2, concealing stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.