Delaware County deputies cleared in shooting of man

Saturday, January 22nd 2005, 11:57 am
By: News On 6

JAY, Okla. (AP) _ Two Delaware County sheriff's deputies have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting of a Kansas, Okla., man.

Sheriff Jay Blackfox received word Friday that Deputies Ron Teel and Ralph Feather acted properly in using deadly force during an armed confrontation Monday with Jason Glass, 21.

Districted Attorney Eddie Wyant indicated in a letter to Blackfox that he had reviewed the information concerning the incident and conferred with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation before determining that no action is warranted against the deputies.

Deputies shot Glass several times after he refused to drop his weapon, Undersheriff Dale Eberle said.

Glass was taken to Washington Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., where he underwent surgery Monday, Eberle said.

The two deputies responded to a call in a neighborhood on the southern edge of Kansas, which is 15 miles south of Jay.

When deputies arrived, Glass pointed a rifle at them, refusing their commands to drop the weapon, Ebberle said.

While deputies were securing the crime scene, they reportedly discovered a methamphetamine lab and several more firearms in Glass' residence, Eberle said.

The two deputies had been placed on routine paid leave pending the results of the investigation.