The Woodward News

Local News

February 12, 2013

Investigation continues into Friday incident

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward police said the investigation into an altercation in the 1800 block of 4th Street that left 2 men injured Friday night is continuing.

"We've arrested one person, a Mathew Weiss," said Woodward Det. Lt. Chuck Wheeler. "Basically what happened is an altercation occurred where a knife was used. Apparently words were had and a physical confrontation ensued. A Timothy Coleman received multiple stab wounds and was transported to the hospital here in Woodward."

Wheeler said he did not have a current condition report on Coleman.

However, Coleman's mother, Norma Baxter, told The News her son underwent 5 hours of surgery for the injuries and  remains in the Woodward Regional Hospital.

Another man, Mark Raymond, also was injured, suffering leg wounds, Wheeler said. Raymond was treated and released from the hospital.

Wheeler said police were still looking into the incident.

"There were a lot of folks involved, a lot of people live around that area, so there's a lot of he said, she said still," Wheeler said. "We're still interviewing people and it's currently still under investigation."

Wheeler said he could not give out any additional details at this point.

Weiss is  being held in the Woodward County Jail. He was booked into jail early Saturday morning on a complaint of aggravated assault and battery.

Online court records do not indicate that he has been officially charged yet.

The first report on the incident came into the 9-1-1 center around 8:40 p.m. on Friday.

Woodward fire, EMS, and police all responded as did the sheriff’s office and highway patrol.

Text Only
Local News
  • Enrollment dates set for schools

    With school quickly approaching, it is time to get your enrollment information in and Woodward Public Schools have set their enrollment and other key dates.

    July 30, 2014

  • Marijuana petition attracting signatures

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Medical marijuana may be the state’s newest gateway drug — to voting.

    July 30, 2014

  • Glow run scheduled in Alva

    ALVA--A popular new trend in running is coming to Woods County.

    July 30, 2014

  • Boy, 7, drowns in weekend accident

    A seven-year-old boy died over the weekend when he fell into a swimming pool at a private residence in the Wheatridge addition, according to Woodward police reports.

    July 29, 2014

  • Commission OKs grader financing

    Monday morning in their weekly meeting, Woodward County Commissioners approved the financing on a new John Deere motor grader and discussed in detail the upcoming County Officers and Deputies Association meeting the county will host this October.

    July 29, 2014

  • Deal reached to improve veterans' health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    July 29, 2014

  • Western Plains sets school supplies drive

     As the beginning of the school year approaches, so does the need for new school supplies.

    July 29, 2014

  • Area woman recovering from West Nile

    It wasn’t too many years ago when West Nile Virus was a scary word everyone hoped never happened to them and most of the time, that was true.

    July 27, 2014

  • Dedication set for art pieces

    Woodward’s collection of public art pieces will grow by two this week.

    July 27, 2014

  • ‘Support YOUR Cause Tour’ making stop in Woodward

    A musician is looking to raise $5,000 at an upcoming local concert.
    But Scott Helmer isn't raising the money for himself.  He is hoping to collect money to help support the Woodward Arts Theatre.

    July 26, 2014