Oklahoma City man is accused of assaulting police officers during traffic stop

Jeremy Mikel, 25, of Oklahoma City, was charged with assault and battery after reportedly kicking one officer in the chest and another officer in the face.
by Tim Willert Published: June 23, 2012
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An Oklahoma City man accused of kicking two police officers during a traffic stop was charged Friday with two counts of assault and battery.

Jeremy Chase Mikel, 25, also was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with driving under the influence.

Mikel was pulled over for speeding by Oklahoma City police officers June 13 near Interstate 240 and Western. He was handcuffed and arrested because he appeared to be intoxicated, according to a probable cause affidavit.

According to the affidavit, he cursed repeatedly at the officers and threatened to kill them “when I get out.”

While in custody, Mikel threatened to spit on the officers and started banging his head on the plastic screen in the patrol car, police reported.

Mikel kicked officer Brian Wyant in the chest with his left foot, police said. When Wyant and officer Charles McMackin tried to remove Mikel from the vehicle, Mikel started kicking at the officers and kicked McMackin in the face, they said.

Mikel was convicted of driving under the influence in September 2010, records show.


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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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