Bond was set at $150,000 for a Cement man accused of beating a Cyril man.
David Wayne Anderson, 30, made his first appearance Thursday in Caddo County District Court where he was formally charged with aggravated assault and battery after former conviction of a felony, according to court records. Anderson has prior convictions for burglary and, as a prisoner, placing body fluid on a government employee, according to court records.
Anderson was arrested Wednesday evening by Chickasha police and taken back to Caddo County. He had been wanted for the Aug. 31 beating of James Koehler, 30, of Cyril. The assault left Koehler with several severe injuries including a jaw broken in three places, fractures to both eye sockets and injuries to an eye, a shattered nose, along with rope burns and cartilage damage to his throat. Koehler has been allowed to leave the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City but he will have more surgery in the future, according to his mother, Penny Houtz Callahan.
The district attorney's office said that it is re-considering an upgrade to the charge of attempted murder, Callahan said. She said that the family is requesting the charge upgrade as well as for the presentation of charges against anyone involved in not helping her injured son while he was incapacitated and for helping Anderson elude law enforcement.The Constitution was unable to get in contact with District Attorney Jason Hicks Thursday, but the Caddo County Court Clerk's Office said that the charge hadn't been amended by closing time.
Caddo County Sheriff's Deputy Lynwood Smith said he first met with Koehler at the Anadarko Physician's Hospital emergency room Saturday morning and noted severe injuries to his face and neck, but was unable to get his account of the incident due to his medical condition. The deputy photographed Koehler's injuries before he was transported to the Oklahoma City hospital.