The Woodward News

Local News

August 20, 2013

Jury picked for murder trial

Woodward, Okla. — A jury of 8 men and 4 women has been impaneled in the 2nd degree murder case against David Lee Yelloweagle.

Yelloweagle is one of 3 men who was charged with the Sept. 2010 death of 20-year-old Jon Michael Watkins.

Yelloweagle and former co-defendants Dillan Shane Hager and Jeffrey Shawn Spencer were accused of fatally beating Watkins and leaving his body in the back of a pickup in a field south of Woodward.

The Medical Examiner's Office ruled Watkins' death as a homicide by blunt force trauma.

Hager and Spencer have already pled and received sentences in their respective cases.

In addition to the 8 men and 4 women selected to serve on the main jury, 2 alternate jurors, one man and one woman, were also selected to serve in case one of the primary jurors becomes unable to serve.

Of the 14 jurors, including the alternates, they range in age from 28- to 68-years-old.

They hold a variety of occupations ranging from a janitor to a teacher to a retail employee to several who work various positions in the oil and gas industry.

They have a variety of family make-ups from those without children, to those with children at home and those with children who are all grown.

The case is being presided over by Associate District Judge Rick Bozarth.  Bozarth primarily serves in Dewey County, but was appointed to hear this case by District Judge Ray Dean Linder.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Traveler Majors take regional opener

    ALVA - The Traveler Majors continued their strong Connie Mack playoff showing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • County OKs road use agreement

    Woodward County Commissioners on Monday approved a final version of a road use agreement between a energy company planning a wind turbine construction project near southeast Woodward County.

    July 22, 2014

  • Camp to show art is everywhere

    The Woodward Arts Theatre will become a recycling plant next week.

    July 22, 2014

  • Fairview Wrangler Rodeo turns 50 this year

    Western fun continues in Northwest Oklahoma as the Fairview Wrangler’s hosting their 50th annual rodeo.

    July 22, 2014

  • Common Core repeal has educators worried

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the Legislature's repeal of tough, new English and math standards known as Common Core, education leaders said they're concerned Oklahoma students will fall further behind their counterparts in more than 40 state which have implemented the standards.

    July 22, 2014

  • web1.jpg Travelers win Connie Mack state championship

    Down 2-0 and down to their final three outs, the Traveler Majors delivered a championship rally in the seventh inning Sunday.

    July 20, 2014 9 Photos

  • Hearing set on rezoning

    City commissioners will tackle rezoning items and a licensing agreement amendment Monday evening at the regularly scheduled meeting of the City of Woodward and Woodward Municipal Authority.

    July 20, 2014

  • Red Cross seeking additional volunteers

    The Red Cross is currently looking for volunteers in Woodward and the surrounding areas.

    July 20, 2014

  • Changes in military surplus program still causing some problems

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Cities, counties and school districts remain frozen out of a federal program that has sent millions of dollars worth of trenchers, trailers, semis, bulldozers, boats and forklifts and other equipment over the years.

    July 20, 2014

  • Love for Dr. Waddell easy to see

    Doctor Donald Waddell is known by many names by many people.

    July 20, 2014 1 Video