Man Arrested After Shooting At Okmulgee Deputies

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 4:13 pm
By: News On 6

A man was arrested after the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office says he shot at deputies.

Officers say, Barry Ledford, 48, approached deputies early Sunday morning while they were conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of North 160 Road and Hectorville Road. 

They say he then shined a flashlight at them before discharging a firearm.

Officers say after they issued verbal commands Ledford fled to a nearby tree line. In response, they say they called out the Okmulgee County Special Operation Team.

Ledford was soon found and arrested at a nearby residence.

He was booked for carrying a firearm under the influence of alcohol, reckless conduct with a firearm, public intoxication and obstructing an officer.