Man charged in OHP trooper-involved shooting bond set for $500,000

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A man shot by a highway patrol trooper north of Altus in March had his initial court appearance Thursday and his bond has been set at $500,000.

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 said Mills was shot after a traffic stop.

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

Then, during the altercation, Tinsley discharged his firearm and struck mills.

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

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