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Deputies arrest suspect after barge returns to Port 33

05/02/2022

04/20/2022 at approximately 1125 hours, Wagoner County Deputies M. Burnside and Deputy J. Carey were dispatched to the 400 Block of South 289th Street South in reference to a Domestic from the previous day. It was determined that the suspect had assaulted the victim by choking and biting the victim.
 
Deputy Burnside and Deputy Carey attempted to contact the suspect, identified as Aaron Wooten at the Port of Catoosa with the assistance of the Rogers County Sheriff's Office and had negative contact.
While attempting to make contact with Aaron Wooten at the Port of Catoosa. Wagoner County E-911 Dispatch advised that the suspect had arrived back at the victims residence and started assaulting her again. Deputies proceeded to the residence, but the suspect had fled before deputies arrived.
 
On April 21, 2022, Deputy Burnside and Deputy Carey returned Port 33 in Catoosa in an attempt to make contact with the suspect. Deputy Burnside contacted the site manager, and the manager advised that the suspect Aaron Wooten was currently on a barge on the river, but they could recall him to the office. Wagoner County Deputies contacted Rogers County and requested a deputy to meet them at the location to assist with an arrest of Aaron Wooten if he was located.
 
Aaron Wooten was located on the Barge push boat as it returned to the port. Wagoner County Deputies, with the assistance from Rogers County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested the suspect as he stepped off the barge without incident. Aaron Wooten of Catoosa was transported to the Wagoner County Detention Center and was charged with the following: Domestic Assault and Battery, Domestic Assault and Battery by Strangulation, and 1st Degree Rape.
 
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office would like to extend our thanks to the Rogers County Sheriff's Office for assisting in the arrest of this suspect. Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott places a great emphasis on working with local area law enforcement and surrounding agencies to ensure that Wagoner County is one of the safest Counties in Oklahoma.
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