JAY — A Delaware County man and his 77-year-old mother were arrested after reportedly shooting a sheriff’s deputy and a 17-year-old boy, Delaware County Sheriff’s officials confirmed.
William Michael Demoss, 51, was arrested on three counts of shooting with intent to kill after he allegedly fired a .22 shotgun at two juvenile males — a 17-year -old and a 9-year-old — walking on a road near the residence of his mother, Virginia Rose Logan.
Deputy Rick Pike was wounded around 11:30 p.m. Friday while trying to serve a warrant for Demoss’s arrest. said Capt. Ron Teel.
The teenager was shot twice by a .22 rifle and sustained wounds in his hand and hip area. He was flown by helicopter to a Springdale, Ark., hospital where he was treated and released. The younger boy was not harmed.
Demoss barricaded himself in an outbuilding on Logan’s property and fired through the door of the outbuilding toward deputies, wounding Pike.
Pike was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he was treated for a gunshot wound in the hip area. He was kept overnight at the hospital for observation, Teel said.
After wounding Pike, Demoss surrendered to authorities without incident.
Demoss is also wanted on an outstanding warrant for a 2004 charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Virginia Rose Logan was arrested on complaints of obstruction of justice and harboring a fugitive, Teel read in a prepared statement.
Both remain in the Delaware County jail where they will appear in court on Monday where bail will be set, Teel said.