Blair man shot by trooper, now facing four charges

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A man shot by a highway patrol trooper in Jackson County last month has been released from the hospital and is now in Jackson County jail awaiting trial on four charges.

34-year-old Chris Ryan Mills has been in the hospital since being shot on March 16 in Blair, north of Altus.

The highway patrol says the shooting occurred after a traffic stop.

The trooper, Josh Tinsley said Mills became combative when he tried to put him into custody. 

During the altercation, Tinsley discharged his firearm and struck mills and he was flown to an Oklahoma City Hospital.

He was released yesterday and today charges were filed in Jackson County.

Mills charges are assault and battery of a peace officer, resisting arrest, committing a felony with a firearm with a defaced serial number and possession of a controlled substance.

Mills already has convictions for assault of an officer and placing bodily fluids on a government employee.   

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