Coal County man arrested after shootout with deputies

COAL COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A Coal County man is in jail after a shootout with deputies this weekend.

"A female was claiming her husband was shooting at her car and at her house and was now coming after her with a gun," Coal County Sheriff Bryan Jump said.

Jump said the call came around 2:40 Saturday afternoon.

It happened at a house on Highway 31 North.

Jump said when deputies got there, the caller ran outside, and 51-year-old Cody Ward ran after her with a shotgun in hand.

"The suspect fired five shots at the deputies and deputies returned fire with three shots before he entered the house," Jump said.

No one was injured in the gunfire.

Jump said Ward ran out of the back of the house to a horse trailer he was living in with his girlfriend, on the same property, just east of his wife's house.

"The girlfriend came out to law enforcement, the suspect then went to a wooded area behind the trailer on the same property," Jump said.

Jump said Ward hid in the woods for about 30 minutes.

As deputies were surrounding the perimeter, Ward came out, gun in hand.

Deputies ordered him to drop the gun and he did.

"He went back to the trailer, went to holler my name saying he wasn't going to jail, I got on the PA system of the highway patrol car and encouraged him to come out," Jump said.

That's when Ward surrendered, and was taken into custody for domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon and shooting with intent to kill.

Jump said they're still investigating why he started shooting, but it's not the first time he's been violent.

"The suspect does have a history with domestic violence, we have arrested him before," Jump said.

Jump said Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Game Wardens, Coalgate Police, OSBI, and concerned citizens assisted with the situation.