Tulsa Suspect Ordered to Trial in Assault Case

Dec 28, 2012

Jacob England
Credit Tulsa County Jail Booking photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man accused in a deadly April shooting spree has been bound over for trial on unrelated charges alleging he assaulted a jail guard.

Jake England was charged after he allegedly elbowed and cursed a guard as he was being taken to his cell at the Tulsa jail from the recreation yard on November 1st. Online court records indicate he was ordered to trial Thursday after a preliminary hearing.

England and Alvin Watts face murder and hate crime charges in the April rampage that killed three and wounded two others. They're to be arraigned on those charges on January 9th.

All five shooting victims were black, and authorities say England may have targeted black people because he wanted to avenge his father's shooting death by a black man two years earlier.