By Conrad Dudderar
A Yukon man is looking at up to 10 years in state prison for allegedly kicking the faces of two police officers while trying to avoid arrest.
Sean Conrad Wagner, 25, was charged Oct. 18 in Canadian County District Court with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.
The felony charges stem from an incident that occurred three days earlier at N.W. 10th and Sara Road, east of Yukon.
Assistant District Attorney Cathryn Lind alleges Wagner violated state law by “willfully and unlawfully striking” Oklahoma City police officers Preston Johnson and Brett Fowler “about the face and head” by kicking with the intent to injure them while they were performing official police officer duties.
Oklahoma City Police investigated this case because the incident reportedly occurred in Oklahoma City limits.
Canadian County Special Judge Charles Gass approved the investigating officer’s probable cause affidavit, authorizing Wagner’s arrest without a warrant.
Police responded about 11 p.m. Oct. 15 to investigate a call in the area.
RAN INTO ROADWAY
The defendant appeared to be intoxicated while “under some type of substance” or was having a “mental health crisis,” according to the court affidavit.
The responding officer watched as Wagner allegedly ran into the roadway several times with no regard for the safety of himself or others.
The officer tried to get Wagner to stop, but the Yukon-area resident started running into a neighborhood. When the officer tried to take Wagner into the custody, Wagner allegedly turned to fight him.
While being taken into custody, Wagner allegedly kicked officer Johnson in the face with his foot.
Then after being placed into an OKCPD patrol car, the defendant allegedly did the same to kicked Fowler.
Wagner “knew he was kicking his feet at officers in an attempt to not be taken into custody,” the probable cause affidavit reads.
Wagner was booked at 2:29 a.m. Oct. 16 into the Canadian County Jail in El Reno.
A preliminary hearing conference was Oct. 27 before Special Judge David H. Halley in Canadian County District Court.