Bond set for man shot by trooper north of Altus

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A man shot by a highway patrol trooper north of Altus in May had his initial court appearance Thursday and his bond has been set at a half million dollars.

Chris Ryan Mills, 34, faces trial on five charges and will have his preliminary hearing on June 7.

Mills is charged with aggravated assault and battery of a peace officer, illegal possession of a firearm, committing a felony with a firearm with a defaced serial number, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.

The highway patrol says Mills was shot after a traffic stop.

Trooper Josh Tinsley says Mills became combative when he tried to put him into custody. 

Then, during the altercation, Tinsley discharged his firearm and hit Mills.

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

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