A Paoli defendant had little to say during a court appearance this week after assaulting a police officer last weekend and going on the run for a couple of days.
Quinn Allen Wykoff, 45, really didn't have a response after a Garvin County judge agreed with a prosecutor's recommendation to hand him a $200,000 bond.
Half the total is for new charges accusing Wykoff of first striking Paoli officer Justin Hutchings in the head before then using his truck to ram the officer's patrol car.
The other half is for a previously filed charge of assault by strangling his stepdaughter back in November 2018. The girl believed Wykoff was under the influence of methamphetamine during the incident.
Wykoff failed to appear for an arraignment on June 10, which led to an arrest warrant and the incident in Paoli in the early morning hours of June 22.
“When the officer realized he had a warrant he slugged the officer and got in his truck to escape,” Garvin County Assistant District Attorney Laura McClain said about Wykoff as she argued for the six-figure bond.
“He doesn't need to be on the streets.”
Associate District Judge Steve Kendall agreed setting Wykoff's new bond at $200,000.
The ruling came on Wednesday afternoon, June 26 as Wykoff was among a group of a half dozen inmates in restraints who were led into a Garvin County courtroom for arraignments.
Just the night before Wykoff was finally back in custody after avoiding capture for a couple of days.
Garvin County Undersheriff Jim Mullett says the fugitive was finally found in the Satterwhite area, located a few miles south of Elmore City.
“The sheriff's office got a tip he was in the Satterwhite area,” Mullett said, adding county deputies were joined in the search by Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents and police officers from Elmore City and Paoli.
“We came across a stolen vehicle from McClain County that was Wykoff's. We knew he was in the area.
“During our search we were able to locate him in the woods. Once we found him he was taken into custody without incident.”
This new round of trouble with the law came when Wykoff, driving a flatbed truck, was stopped in Paoli last weekend for a faulty tag light.
After learning about the active warrant for his arrest Wykoff attempted to get in his truck and leave.
Wykoff then struck Hutchings, returned to the truck he was driving, placed it in reverse and used it to ram into the Tahoe patrol car.
With the officer's vehicle damaged Wykoff was able to escape from the scene.
McClain County authorities later found the truck near Rosedale, while learning the license plate on it actually belonged to another vehicle.