Mitchell to face trial in May shooting death
Ponca City Now - February 19, 2020 11:30 am
A May shooting spree ended in the death of a woman who had been firing shots at several locations from her truck. (Photo by Wendy Spence)
PERRY — In the second day of a preliminary hearing for Blackwell Police Lieutenant John Mitchell, Associate District Judge Nikki Leach ruled Wednesday Mitchell will go to trial. The judge found probable cause for Mitchell to be bound over on the alternative count of Manslaughter in the first degree.
The case began in Kay County, but the venue was changed to Noble County.
Blackwell police Lieutenant John Mitchell was indicted by a grand jury last year for killing a woman, identified as Michael Godsey during a pursuit on May 20, 2019.
A graphic dash-cam video was shown Tuesday during the first day of the hearing, which included yelling, sirens, and two different officers firing their guns, including Mitchell.