Man accused of Ardmore apartment murder charged with assaulting police guard

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man charged with murder in Ardmore is now charged with assaulting an Oklahoma City police officer who was guarding him in an Oklahoma City hospital.

Darrell Lynn Madden was being guarded in the medical facility after he was wounded trying to allude police the night he allegedly shot and killed Bradley Qualls at the Hunnington Falls Apartments in Ardmore.

Madden was charged Monday with assaulting an Oklahoma City police officer who was guarding him at OU Medical Center.

Officials say the assault happened when Madden started yelling at the officer because madden wanted his leg restrains removed.

When officers refused authorities say Madden threw a remote control, a bottle of urine, and a bowl of hot soup at the officer.

"He was at the OU Medical Center when we were guarding him. That’s where this incident occurred," Oklahoma City PD Sgt. Gary Knight said.

Madden is charged with murder in the death of Bradley Qualls of Ardmore and is being investigated in another murder in Oklahoma City.

Madden’s initial hearing was postponed Monday because of complications from the gun shot wound to his arm. District Attorney Craig Ladd said a new date has not been set.


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  • by William Dean Luke Location: Tulsa, Ok on Aug 16, 2008 at 04:40 AM
    My thoughts are this. I'm glad he shot Bradley Qualls. BRadley shot and killed a man in cold blood for being Gay. I knew Bradley, and everyone who says "Ohhh, he was such a sweet, loving boy who would never do anything like that" Obviously didn't know anything about what he did behind closed doors or out of range of his family and so-called friends. Goes to show you how some people easily have the wool pulle dover their eyes. The man had an Anarchy tattoo, 2 second degreen burglary charges, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and gods knows what else. Does that sound like a Kind, loving, law abiding person to you?
  • by P. U. Nethgil Location: Sherman on Nov 29, 2007 at 07:15 AM
    Looking at the picture of this clown, he looks like someone who would act out like that. Now, if the door was closed to the hospital room, and it was just the crook and the cop, I could overlook the occasional crunch, thud, snd scream of pain....who me, didn't hear anything, sorry......someone must have the TV up too loud...........Methinks the crook would have a different outlook on things after this therapy.
  • by nunya Location: ardmore on Nov 27, 2007 at 08:42 PM
    this guy needs to go back to prison and never see the light of day again! they will take care of him there!
  • by JC Location: Denison on Nov 27, 2007 at 11:12 AM
    So what's the record for the most stupid felonies one person can accumulate?
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