Yukon felon bound over for trial in officer assault

Judge finds probable cause he committed crime; district court arraignment Sept. 27

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Nicholous Allen Mitts

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A Yukon felon has been bound over for trial after a judge found probable cause he assaulted a Yukon police officer.

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Nicholous Allen Mitts, 33, was charged in September 2021 in Canadian County District Court for allegedly trying to kill or seriously harm a Yukon police lieutenant while wielding a baseball bat.

Mitts appeared with his attorneys Thomas Stone and Ronald Jones at an Aug. 5th preliminary hearing in Canadian County District Court.

After hearing sworn testimony from a prosecution witness, Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar determined there was probable cause that the defendant committed assault and battery on a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon.

District court arraignment is set Sept. 27 before Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse.

Canadian County prosecutors allege Mitts “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.

Lt. Catron responded Sept. 11, 2021, to a disturbance call in the 400 block of S 2nd.

“Suspect male (Mitts) was armed with a baseball bat,” according to a Yukon police report signed by the officer. “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.”

The defendant also faces charges of obstructing an officer, threatening to perform an act of violence and public intoxication.

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Mitts faces up to life in prison if convicted on the felony charges because of previous felony convictions.

He 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.

Mitts 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.

Mitt served time in state prison between July 2016 and August 2019, according to state Department of Corrections records.

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