Man Sentenced in Deadly 2017 Hit and Run

Mike Seals - December 20, 2020 9:40 pm

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. – Today, James Warren Winningham (43) was sentenced for his involvement in a deadly hit and run that occurred on October 21, 2017 in Delaware County.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) was requested by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. Bobby Shaffer Jr. (44) died in the parking lot of the Red Dirt Bar in Colcord after an argument with Winningham. Tristan Kauffeld (21) was also injured in the altercation, and survived.

Winningham was arrested that night and was ultimately charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, Assault and Battery in the First Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury and Leaving the Scene of an Accident that Resulted in Death.

On March 11, 2020, Winningham plead guilty to the charges listed above. He was sentenced today in Delaware County and received 20 years on the Manslaughter charge (with all but the first 10 years suspended), 10 years for the Assault and Battery, 10 years for Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury and two years on the final charge – all to run concurrent.


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