Man Shot By OHP Released From Hospital, Transferred To Jail


Friday, September 4th 2015, 1:11 pm
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirms that Brandon James Wooten, the 40-year-old man who was shot by an OHP trooper on Aug. 27, is now incarcerated at the Noble County jail, booked for assault with a dangerous weapon.

Possible other charges may be added by Pawnee County and/or Noble County authorities who were involved in the incident.

OHP says Wooten 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, according to OHP. Troopers say Wooten also used his vehicle as a dangerous weapon.

8/28/2015 Related Story: OHP Identifies Man Shot By Trooper During Pursuit

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.

Wooten was hospitalized in Tulsa after the shooting.