Enox formally charged in vehicular attack on deputy

Robert Smith

District Attorney Mike Fisher last Friday formally charged Cameron Jacob Enox, 26, in connection with an attack early May 4 on an Osage County deputy sheriff.

Fisher filed four charges against Enox — two counts of assault, battery or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; one count of eluding/attempting to elude a police officer; and one count of running a roadblock.

Enox, who was free on probation and has a felony criminal record, is listed as a Shidler resident in the case documentation for the charges that Fisher filed Friday.

Enox is alleged to have backed a vehicle over Deputy Casey Witt during the early hours of Monday, May 4, as Witt was trying to conduct a traffic stop on Enox. When Witt got out of his patrol vehicle and approached the pickup truck that Enox had been driving, the defendant reportedly assaulted Witt with the truck and then sped away. One of Witt’s legs was seriously injured and he was transported to Bartlesville and then Tulsa for medical attention. He ended up needing surgery.

Law officers eventually apprehended Enox after dawn on May 4. He also needed medical attention, but was locked up in the Osage County jail after being treated. He remained in the jail as of Tuesday morning.

Enox was convicted in April 2016, in Kay County District Court, of seven offenses, to which court records show he had pleaded no-contest. The charges on which he was convicted in the Kay County case included three counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16; two counts of using a minor to distribute/dispense/transport a controlled dangerous substance; and two counts of furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21.

Court records also show Enox had pleaded guilty in 2015 in Washington County District Court in a domestic violence case, and had received two seven-year suspended sentences.

Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden said Deputy Witt had surgery, has been released and is recuperating.