By Conrad Dudderar
A Yukon man could spend the rest of his life in prison for allegedly shooting three firearms toward an occupied home northwest of Yukon.
Wade Stanley Womack, 78, was charged June 29 in Canadian County District Court with three counts of use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and one count of planning to perform an act of violence.
The felony charges stem from a June 19th incident investigated by Oklahoma City Police in the 14200 block of N Frisco Road.
Canadian County prosecutors allege Womack discharged “numerous rounds from a shotgun, a rifle, and a pistol using a white Dodge Ram truck, all in conscious disregard for the safety” of three separate victims.
The defendant devised a “course of action intended to cause great bodily harm or death to several persons,” according to the charging document signed by Assistant District Attorney Austin T. Murrey.
Womack is accused of retrieving and gathering “multiple firearms and rounds of ammunition from another location” so he could return later to the N Frisco Road residence to “open fire on the people gathered there” with the intent to carry out this malicious violent act.
Court records identify the alleged victims as residents of Yukon, Piedmont and Edmond.
Use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon is punishable by two years to life in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.
Planning to perform an act of violence is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.
Allegations against Womack are detailed in a probable cause affidavit signed by an Oklahoma City police officer.
Police were dispatched to the Frisco Road address about 4:15 p.m. June 19 on a reported assault with a deadly weapon.
Witnesses told officers that Womack had left after an altercation with the victim’s son-in-law, having threatened to return and kill him.
Womack then did return to the scene, according to the probable cause affidavit.
“(H)e fired several rounds from a rifle from the driver’s seat of his truck while in the driveway, then fired several more rounds toward the house and other people at the pool as he continued to drive slowly toward the house,” the responding officer wrote.
After Womack began firing, the victim and his son-in-law reportedly started shooting back “to protect themselves and their families.”
Womack had left the scene again, but he returned after the officer’s arrival and was placed into custody.
FIREARMS FOUND IN TRUCK
The N Frisco Road property has a Yukon address but is in Oklahoma City Police’s jurisdiction.
“It is unknown how many rounds Womack fired at the house, but he had three guns in his car and a spent shotgun shell casing in his pocket along with several live .22LR rounds in it,” the Oklahoma City officer wrote in his affidavit.
The defendant reportedly had blank paint around his eyes, so the officer asked him what it was for.
“Womack stated he was 1/10th Choctaw, and it is his death war paint,” according to the court-filed affidavit. “Womack stated he knew if he came back there was going to be a fight, so he wanted to be prepared.”
There were six people at the house when Womack fired at the property and all three firearms were found in his truck, the document indicates.
One of defendant’s shots allegedly grazed the victim on his right ear.
Four people filed victim’s protective orders against Womack on June 21 in Canadian County District Court.
Womack is being held without bail at the Canadian County Jail.
A preliminary hearing conference is set July 6 before Canadian County Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar.