• Johannes Becht

Brandon Woods wrote letter to court. Then he broke into SWOSU Married Housing

Updated: May 6

Photo: Custer County Sheriff's Office. Letter obtained from OSCN
Photo: Custer County Sheriff's Office. Letter obtained from OSCN

By Johannes Becht

News Editor

Brandon Ray Woods from Weatherford, Oklahoma, has been arrested twice for breaking into SWOSU dormitories in 2021. It is likely that he unlawfully entered the dorms several times more. Both times, he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. As of right now, Woods has a warrant because he failed to appear in court.

Letter to the court

On Feb. 24, he took a shower on a girls floor in Henrietta Mann Hall and was arrested by SWOSU PD on charges of trespassing and possession of amphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 10 days later, on March 8, the Custer County court received a letter by Woods.

Brandon Woods wrote a letter to the court. Obtained by OSCN
Brandon Woods wrote a letter to the court. Obtained by OSCN

"I'm trying to get back to work as soon as possible and my family has no money to bond me out," Woods wrote. "I'm trying to change my not guilty plea to guilty and get probation. It would really help out a lot." [Note: We corrected spelling mistakes for a better reading experience]

It was not the first time Woods asked the court for mercy. In September 2018, in an unrelated case, he wrote to the court: "I truly have changed (...). I am so tired of this in and out of jail stuff and I am also truly sorry for the problems I may have caused along the way."

Woods gets out of jail and breaks into Married Housing

On March 12, 2021, 4 days after Woods wrote the letter, Daniel Mosburg from Clinton paid $1,000 to bond Woods out. Only 3 days later, on Monday, March 15, Woods was once again arrested for breaking into SWOSU's Mary Mabry Savage Apartments, also known as Married Housing. He was located in a bathroom.

15 days later, on March 30, he was able to leave jail after Jason Smith from Clinton paid $1,000. 11 days later, on April 10, Woods was spotted on campus between Old Science and Stafford building walking south towards the Student Union. He had a towel over his shoulder.

Woods, who has a criminal background, could face up to one year in jail.

If you see Brandon Woods, call SWOSU PD via (580) 774-3111 or call 911.

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Editor's note: Readers are reminded that information in this article supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. The suspect is presumed innocent throughout the proceedings. The State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

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