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After Mann Hall incident: Brandon Woods breaks into Married Housing at SWOSU

By Johannes Becht

News Editor

Brandon Ray Woods, a 34 years old unemployed man from Weatherford, was arrested on Monday, March 15, in a room at Mary Mabry Savage Apartments on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford.

According to the police report that was obtained by The Southwestern, the SWOSU Police Department received a call at 8:00 a.m. by a university employee who reported a person who was breaking and entering into Mary Mabry Married Housing. SWOSU PD then located Woods in the bathroom of the apartment. After one attempt to kick the door open, Woods finally came out and was immediately arrested.

Woods was in possession of a broken light bulb and tin foil, which is used by drug abusers.

It was not the first time that Woods committed trespassing on or off campus. On Feb. 24, he took a shower on a girls floor in Henrietta Mann Hall. Back then, campus police and Weatherford PD found a pipe with a small amount of a crystalline substance which turned out to be amphetamine.

In the police report of that incident, the SWOSU PD officer who arrested Woods stated that he recognized Woods "due to my previous interactions on campus." The report further indicated that Woods had trespassed on campus on Jan. 25, 2021.

Trespassing, as well as the possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, are each punishable by up to 1 year in prison.

It would not be the first time Brandon Woods would be imprisoned. According to custer County court records, he was sentenced to one year in jail because of trespassing, concealing stolen property, and possession of drugs in 2018. In 2020, he was sentenced to 30 and 45 days in jail for trespassing.

Editor's note: Readers are reminded that information in this article supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. The suspect is presumed innocent throughout the proceedings. The State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.


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