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He broke into SWOSU dorms: Brandon Woods now has a warrant

Updated: May 6

Brandon Ray Woods. Photo: Custer County Sheriff's Office
Brandon Ray Woods. Photo: Custer County Sheriff's Office

By Johannes Becht

News Editor

Brandon Ray Woods from Weatherford was arrested twice in 2021 for breaking into SWOSU dormitories. On Tuesday, April 13, he was scheduled to appear in Custer County court, but he failed to show up. Now he has a warrant.

Brandon Woods on the SWOSU campus on Saturday, April 10. Photo: Johannes Becht
Brandon Woods on the SWOSU campus on Saturday, April 10. Photo: Johannes Becht

In both cases, the court forfeited the bond (both $1,000) and authorized a bench warrant in the amount of $2,000 and $1,000. Woods was last seen on the SWOSU campus on Saturday, April 10, only 3 days before his court date. Two staff members of The Southwestern had spotted him between Old Science and Stafford Building walking south towards the Student Union with a towel over his shoulder. Considering the circumstances of his past arrests in bathrooms of SWOSU dormitories, it is likely that he had broken into a dorm to take a shower. SWOSU PD was informed about the incident.

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His arrests at SWOSU

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. On Monday, March 15, he was once again arrested for breaking into Mary Mabry Savage Apartments, also known as Married Housing. He was located in a bathroom.

In the police report of the incident from Feb. 24, the SWOSU PD officer who arrested Woods stated that he recognized Woods "due to my previous interactions on campus." The report further indicated that Woods had trespassed on campus on Jan. 25, 2021. Woods, who has a criminal background, could face up to one year in jail.

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

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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