Suspect Charged In Jenks Stabbing, Robbery


Friday, September 16th 2011, 4:05 pm
By: News On 6


Robert Garrison, NewsOn6.com

JENKS, Oklahoma – A man who police say stabbed the owner of a truck he was attempting to break into has been charged.

Brook Wheeler, 31, has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and 2nd degree burglary in connection with the robbery and stabbing of a Jenks man in July.

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Wheeler was picked up August 18th, 2011 on a separate charge, but was just recently charged in the Jenks case.

Police say Wheeler was breaking into a truck in Jenks back in July when the 22-year-old owner surprised him.

Police say Wheeler stabbed the victim in the back of the neck, possibly with a screwdriver, and then took off.

The victim, named Austin, laid on the ground, bleeding and yelling for help, for about 30 minutes until a passing driver stopped.

Austin is expected to make a full recovery.

Wheeler remains in the Tulsa County Jail.