ARREST VIDEO: Bryan County man accused of assaulting deputy arrested

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) -- A Bryan County man who is accused of trying to fight an officer as he was being arrested months ago, was re-arrested on Thursday.

Harley Wright was first arrested in April for pulling a pocket knife on his cousin in a fight. As he was being arrested for that, he tried to fight the deputy who was cuffing him. He bonded out for that, but on Thursday he was re-arrested for not showing up for his arraignment last month. One of the deputies who went to get him was the one wright tried to beat up a few moths ago.

Investigators found Wright staying at a home off sixth and Florida in Durant.

"He had three felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant," said Bryan County Sheriff's Office Chief Investigator Mark Riffe.

One of those was for skipping his arraignment on charges of assaulting his cousin and lieutenant Brian Fowlkes back in April.

Fowlkes came for him again today and after knocking on the door at this house, he spotted Wright running out the back door.

"Get on the ground now, on the ground," yelled the deputies.

And this time cuffed Wright and two other people with no problem, then searched the home.

Riffe said warrant arrests are dangerous, especially with a suspect like Wright who has previously assaulted authorities.

"Officers first, we want to protect our officers out here," said Riffe. "We kind of take that as a serious crime and so we went over there, scarfed him up and brought him back to the Bryan County jail."

"I just gotta do my time so I can go home," said Wright in the back seat of the deputy's car. "That's what I want to do."

Wright is in jail without bond. The two other people who were cuffed were questioned and let go.



 
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