The Woodward News

February 12, 2013

Investigation continues into Friday incident

Chris Cooper
Woodward News

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.