OSBI: Man threatens woman with knife; he was then shot by deputy

Posted at 5:39 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 23:48:36-04

VERA, OK - OSBI investigators say a man tried to stab a woman in Washington County on Thursday afternoon and then was shot by a deputy.

The OSBI authorities say earlier in the day deputies were called to assist a bail bondsman who had tracked a bail jumping client to a pasture off Highway 75, north of Skiatook, about five miles west of Vera.

When deputies arrived, the bondsman was trying to talk to Corey Wesley Peoples, 47, who had a knife at the woman's throat, according to the OSBI report.

Deputies began giving verbal commands to Peoples, telling him to drop the knife. The woman being held by Peoples dropped to the ground at one point and a deputy fired his gun once, hitting Peoples. The suspect was flown to a hospital in Tulsa and was reported in stable condition.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office requested the OSBI's help on the investigation.

The name of the deputy involved in the incident has not yet been released.

 The shooting occurred off Highway 75 and 390 Road.

2 Works for You has a crew on the scene and will bring you more details as the become available.



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