Suspect in Highway Patrol chase now in Noble County Jail

Ponca City Now - September 4, 2015 11:23 am

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirms that Brandon James Wooten, the 40-year-old male who was shot by an OHP Trooper on Aug. 27, is now incarcerated at the Noble County jail.

Wooten was booked on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. Possible other charges may have been added by Pawnee County and/or Noble County authorities who were involved in the incident.

Wooten, 40, was previously hospitalized in Tulsa. On Aug. 27 he led law enforcement officers on a lengthy pursuit in Pawnee and Noble counties, involving a reported stolen pickup.

He was northbound on County Road 210 at State Highway 15 in Noble County when shots were fired by OHP Trooper Brian Conaghan. Wooten had utilized his vehicle as a dangerous weapon.

Conaghan has served seven years as an OHP Trooper. He was the only law enforcement officer who discharged a weapon at the scene. He remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.


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