By Conrad Dudderar
A baseball bat-wielding felon could get life in prison for allegedly trying to kill or seriously harm a Yukon police lieutenant.
Yukon’s Nicholous Allen Mitts, 33, was charged Sept. 20 in Canadian County District Court with assault and battery on a police officer, obstructing an officer, threatening to perform an act of violence, and public intoxication.
Because Mitts has previous felony convictions, he faces four years to life in prison if convicted on the felony assault and battery charge. The three misdemeanors combined are punishable by up to two years in prison.
Assistant District Attorney Micheal Oglesby alleges the defendant “willfully and unlawfully” struck Yukon police Lt. Matt Catron “on the torso and right knee with a foot with the intent to injure” the officer, according to court documents.
PHYSICAL FORCE NEEDED
Lt. Catron responded Sept. 11 to a disturbance call in the 400 block of S 2nd.
“Suspect male was armed with a baseball bat,” according to a Yukon police report. “Suspect would not comply, and physical force had to be utilized to arrest the male. He kicked me and was intoxicated. After arrest he made statement of killing me when released.”
Mitts was convicted in July 2011 in Canadian County on felony charges of prisoner placing body fluid on government employee, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of firearm during commission of a felony.
He was convicted in April 2015 in Oklahoma County on felony charges of unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance (two counts), possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a valid prescription, and second-degree forgery.
And the defendant was convicted in May 2016 in Canadian County on the felony charge of attempted second-degree robbery.
Mitts was released from custody after posting bond at the Canadian County Jail.